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Films In 1942

A WWII propaganda film about women's underwear. ... Read more
Geometric shapes build to the form of a hen. To the tune of old-time waltzes a hen, now a leghorn, then a Plymouth Rock, later a simple egg with feet, dances and reels. This McLaren-designed animation was conceived to reflect the primitiveness and naivety of the music that inspired it. ... Read more
Cukor's last film before World War II was the politically relevant Keeper ot the Flame, concerning itself with a public figure, mysteriously killed, who is revealed by an investigative reporter to have been the leader of an American fascist movement. Heavy stuff for the times, the film resonates ... Read more
... ... One of the most brilliant syntheses of Jen­nings' and collaborator Stewart McAllister's talents. Eschewing commentary and dialogue (with the exception of a brief introduction added after its initial rejection by the Ministry of Infor­mation) the film was a 'recording experiment and ... Read more
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Luchino Visconti's first film was based on James Cain's thriller 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', which was also made into a French film in 1939, and was turned into the celebrated Hollywood movie by Tay Garnett, in 1946. ... The theme of the story is the destructive power of sexual passion. Gino ... Read more
... ... Consumingly ambitious Helen Chernen in Vincent Sherman's The Hard Way is widely acknowledged as Ida Lupino's crowning performance in an impressive mid-career of portraying emotionally intense often darkly driven women. Her crucial participation in this quintessential 40's Warners melodrama ... Read more
A blend of fact and fantasy, set in the land of the Lapps in northernmost Sweden. In a schoolhouse young Nils sits dreamily longing that lie might go with the older Lapps on their yearly migration to the mountains. Presently the boy dozes, and in his dream the voice of the Wind from the West speaks ... Read more
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