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From Laces to Lathes (, 1942)
A WWII propaganda film about women's underwear. ... Read more

Hen Hop (Norman McLaren, 1942)
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 animatio… Read more

KEEPER OF THE FLAME (George Cukor, 1942)
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 ha… Read more

Listen to Britain (Humphrey Jennings, 1942)
... ... 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 … Read more

Moresby Medley (Damien Parer, 1942)
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OSSESSIONE (Luchino Visconti, 1942)
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 b… Read more

THE HARD WAY (Vincent Sherman, 1942)
... ... 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… Read more

Wind From The West (Arne Sucksdorff, 1942)
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… Read more

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