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  Encyclopedia: 1938 in film
Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general.
Four Daughters is a 1938 film which tells the story of a happy musical family whose lives and loves are disrupted by the arrival of a cynical young composer who interjects himself into the daughters romantic lives.
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White.
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 Don Ameche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
He made his film debut in 1935 and by the late thirties had established himself as a leading actor in Hollywood.
By the end of the decade his films had lost appeal, and he turned to radio where he achieved great success during the fifties playing opposite in The Bickersons.
For three decades he was virtually absent from films, until he was cast alongside fellow veteran actor Ralph Bellamy in the film Trading Places in 1983.
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 AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
Film brought from the U.S. was intended for recording the expedition, but some precious film was used to photograph Peking (now Beijing), the site of the expedition's headquarters.
The film begins with narration and maps depicting the early exploration of Mozambique and dwelling particularly on the arrival of the Portuguese.
This film is part of the travelling exhibition entitled "Contemporary African Arts," which was mounted by the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago and shown at the AMNH in 1974.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list2.html   (6405 words)

  
 Film Guide to The Dawn Patrol
The film ends with Scott wondering whether the war is worth fighting at all with all the death that occurs.
Although the reviewer feels that the overall message of the film (the pointlessness of war) is presented half-heartedly and almost as an afterthought, he feels the acting by Basil Rathbone, and David Niven is excellent in the film, due largely to their training in the British Air Force.
The production of the film was rushed at the end for fear that Niven and Crisp would be called to serve their country in World War II and not be able to finish shooting the film.
www.fredonia.edu /department/english/shokoff/DawnPatrol.htm   (1830 words)

  
 Norman Taurog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
During the filming, he threatened to shoot Cooper's dog if the child actor could not cry for the scene, according to Cooper's 1981 autobiography Please Don't Shoot My Dog.
1938 - - with Deanna Durbin and Herbert Marshall
This biographical article related to film is a stub.
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 1938 in film Information - TextSheet.com
January - MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of "Dorothy" in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture.
October 21 - Buddy Ebsen suffers from a near fatal allergic reaction to the aluminum dust used in his "Tinman" make-up on the set of The Wizard of Oz.
December 23 - Margaret Hamilton is severely burned during a mishap on the set of The Wizard of Oz.
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 river
The River was filmed in fourteen states, as opposed to five in which footage was shot in the making of The Plow That Broke the Plains, with a considerably larger crew and the budget two and one half times the size of the first film.
The film's Epilogue, while it retained some of the poetic quality of the body of the narration, was a lesson in the necessity of the work of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the other New Deal programs set up to conserve the American landscape.
Pare Lorentz and the Films of Merit
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 1938 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of "Dorothy" in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture.
October 21 Buddy Ebsen suffers from a near fatal allergic reaction to the aluminum dust used in his "Tinman" make-up on the set of The Wizard of Oz.
December 23 Margaret Hamilton is severely burned during a mishap on the set of The Wizard of Oz.
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 Les Gens du voyage / 1938 / film review / Jacques Feyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Filmed in Germany, the film was made in parallel with a German-language version entitled “Fahrendes Volk”, which had a cast of German actors (although Françoise Rosay starred in both versions).
One particular scene which perfectly captures her character’s strength and vulnerability in this film is when she is performing her circus act — she may well have the upper-hand over her cageful of tigers but her fear is still evident.
The liberal use of location filming gives the film a neo-realist feel in places; the plot is a mix of melodrama and policier; and elements of early film noir and poetic realism are also noticeable.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_gens_du_voyage_rev.html   (506 words)

  
 Robert Morley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In his Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes Morley as "recognizable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips, and double chin, […] particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag".
Born Robert Adolph Wilton Morley in, England, he attended RADA and made his West End stage debut in 1929 and his Broadway debut in 1938 but was soon won over to the big screen.
A versatile actor who, especially in his younger years, played roles as divergent as those of Louis XVI (Marie Antoinette, 1938), Oscar Wilde (1960) and a missionary in The African Queen (1951), Morley personified the conservative Brit in many comedy and caper films.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Robert_Morley   (262 words)

  
 Jezebel (1938 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jezebel is a 1938 film that tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the years prior to the American Civil War, and how her actions cost her the love of the man she truly loves.
It stars Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter.
The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis Sr.
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 The Technicolor Mikado Film
This film was a landmark in Gilbert and Sullivan history, the first time that a complete Savoy Opera was filmed for the silver screen.
I have in front of me the programme for the première of this film and can confirm it was 12th January 1939 at The Leicester Square Theatre and was given in aid of the Boy Scouts Appeal Fund in the presence of the then Duke and Duchess of Kent.
In the film as distributed on home video, there is no placard, but there are set encores for "Here's a how de do" and "The flowers that bloom in the spring." It is not clear how many others may have been filmed that are no longer in distribution.
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 Stalin's Image in Film
A theme in early Stalin era film was the contrast between the bourgeois White forces of the civil war and the altruistic Communists, Stalin in particular.
In the film, an American circus star is run out of her Kansas home after giving birth to a Black child.
The film, clearly anti-German propaganda, was banned after the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in 1939.
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 Le quai des brumes / Port of Shadows / 1938 / film review / Marcel Carne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Jean's fortunes take a turn for the worse when he makes a stand to protect Nelly from her guardian, Zabel, and a former admirer, both of whom are ruthless crooks.
This is a very atmospheric film from one of France's great directors, Marcel Carné, better known for his legendary film, Les Enfants du Paradis.
Whilst the film may be a bit too doom-laden for some people's tastes, the quality of the photography and acting performances easily make this a very watchable example of late 1930s French cinema.
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 National Film Preservation Foundation - Press Release (09.30.2003)
Ten of the awards are funded through The National Film Preservation Foundation Act of 1996 and secured through appropriations from the Library of Congress.
The National Film Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America's film heritage.
Created by the U.S. Congress in 1996, the NFPF is the charitable affiliate of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.
www.filmpreservation.org /about/pr/pr_2003_09_30.html   (249 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Blondie (1938)
The first entry in one of the longest running film series in all of movie history (in terms of number of entries) introduces us to the screen incarnations of the famous characters of what may be the longest running comic strip in all of comic strip history.
Faithfulness to the comic strip was always a major concern with the makers of the film series -- the little touches, like the appearance of Bumstead sandwiches and Dagwood crashing in to the mailman in a flurry of letters, are simply delightful.
Just when you think he's gotten in to enough trouble for one film, and the rest of it should be spent getting out of it, he gets in still more trouble.
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 The Lady Vanishes (1938)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Although Hitchcock was noted for his wit and often sprinkled his films with wickedly funny moments, he seldom gave comic elements such a free reign as he did in THE LADY VANISHES, which is among the most memorable of his early British films.
Many regard this as the best of Hitchcock's early work, and it is easy to see why: the film demonstrates his growing talent for building suspense from an unlikely mix of the commonplace and the incredible.
He is also remarkably blessed in his cast, with Lockwood and Redgrave possessing considerable chemistry and Dame May Witty particularly endearing in one of the character roles at which she so excelled; the supporting cast is also particularly memorable.
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 Boys Town (1938 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boys Town is a 1938 film based on Father Flanagan's work with a group of disadvantaged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named Boys Town.
It starred Spencer Tracy as Father Edward J. Flanagan, and Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Gene Reynolds, Edward Norris and Addison Richards.
The film was written by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin and John Meehan, and was directed by Norman Taurog.
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 1938 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1938 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
1938 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1938 in film
See also: 1937 in film, other events of 1938, 1939 in film, list of 'years in film'.
Hamilton, who was cast in the role of the "Wicked Witch", left the film for six weeks.
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 Bluenose - Moving Images - Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
Still handling as smartly as ever, Canada's most famous sailing vessel was a tribute to the Nova Scotia shipwrights and sailors who built and crewed her.
Film clip is MPEG format - 6.6.Mb (may take a few minutes to download).
Film clip is MPEG format - 3.5.Mb (may take a few minutes to download).
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 mcgilligan1_c
Also, it is the first Hitchcock film to employ the 'wronged man' motif, when the jealous Pettigrew (Bernard Goetzke), local shopkeeper and Justice of the Peace, has his rival Fearogod (Malcolm Keen) arrested and thrown into prison on a trumped-up charge of murder.
The film is an antecedent of the equally sagacious The Trouble With Harry.
Otherwise, the film's iconography is virtually the same as both Tennyson's and Caine's, except that it adds the recurring image of a lighthouse whose revolving beam sweeps the darkness.
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 DVD Review - Grand Illusion (The Criterion Collection)
Using that film along with others he was able to find, Renoir pasted together as closely as he could the original film.
At its core, though, the film is really an anti-war movie, and an extremely strong one at that, though probably not as strong now as it more than likely was back in 1938.
The film is presented in its original standard (1.33:1) aspect ratio, and because it is standard it has not been enhanced for widescreen TVs.
www.dvdcollectorshaven.ca /CriReview.asp?ID=4   (1437 words)

  
 New Director of Academy Film Archive Selected   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Beverly Hills, CA - A program of unique "orphan films" that have been preserved by film archives from across the country will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 14, at 8 p.m., in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Academy event is the last of several public screenings that have been held since a total of eighteen U.S. archives joined forces with the NFPF in a cooperative project to preserve and present orphan films important to a variety of communities.
Tickets for "Treasures of American Film Archives" at the Academy are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid identification.
www.ampas.org /press/pressreleases/2000/00.10.25.html   (351 words)

  
 Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) is a classic example of a Warner Bros. gangster/crime melodrama of the 1930s - a slick, action-packed, hard-hitting studio film layered with a touch of social conscience.
However, Rocky pretends to be a coward as he walks to the electric chair at the end of the film, to disillusion the "Dead End" Kids of gangster glamor.
As the film's prologue opens, young Rocky and Jerry are on a fire escape, teasing neighborhood girls below, including one in pigtails named Laury Martin (Marilyn Knowlden as youth, Ann Sheridan as adult).
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 The Nation, 09/17/1938 - Film Note by M, M.
The article present information on the film "The Edge of the World" directed by Michael Powell.
...But these are not serious lapses in a film whose main interest and significance lie in its camera rendering of' nature in one of its elemental aspects...
...Film Note "THE Edge of the World" (55th Street Playhouse) is in the genre of "Man of Aran," and quite as beautiful pictorially...
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 Moving History
The film was a shot much like a home movie and showed the daily existence and training of the International Brigade in Madrid, during the Spanish Civil War, including British members Jack Cunningham and George Nathan.
The circumstances under which International Brigade were released make the film both a significant political document and a significant moment in British film history.
More generally, the use of film and video to record or interpret events according to different political assumptions than ‘mainstream’ media are felt to operate under is reflected in many films held by the NFTVA and interestingly complements newsfilm and official film holdings.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/bn/films/bn5brigade.html   (265 words)

  
 1938 in film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
January — (Click link for more info and facts about MGM) MGM announces that (United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)) Judy Garland would be cast in the role of "Dorothy" in the upcoming (Click link for more info and facts about Wizard of Oz) Wizard of Oz motion picture.
October 13 — Filming starts on (Click link for more info and facts about The Wizard of Oz) The Wizard of Oz.
Holiday, starring (United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (born in 1909)) Katharine Hepburn and (United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)) Cary Grant
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