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Alan Smithee is the pseudonym directors must use when they quit a film and want to be taken out of the credits.
 (WSJ, 10/22/97, p.A1)
 The industry reference book is "VideoLog."
 (SFC, 2/26/98, p.E4)

1861        Feb 5, The kinematoscope was patented by Coleman Sellers in Philadelphia.
    (MC, 2/5/02)

1864        Mar 1, Louis Ducos du Hauron patented a movie machine that was never built.
    (SC, 3/1/02)

1869        Aug 10, O.B. Brown patented a moving picture projector.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1870        Feb 5, The 1st motion picture was shown to a theater audience in Philadelphia.
    (MC, 2/5/02)

1885        Mar 26, The Eastman Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film. George Eastman had perfected a method for bonding photographic emulsion onto thin strips of celluloid.
    (AP, 3/25/98)(HN, 3/25/98)(ON, 11/03, p.5)

1889        Oct 6, Thomas Edison showed his 1st motion picture.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1893        Feb 1, Inventor Thomas A. Edison completed work on the world's first motion picture studio, his "Black Maria," in West Orange, N.J.
    (AP, 2/1/97)

1895         Mar 22, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris; this is generally regarded as the first-ever public display of a movie projected onto a screen. [see Dec 28] One of their first films was "L'Arrivee d'un Train en Gare."
    (AP, 3/22/97)(WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R40)

1895        May 20, The 1st commercial movie performance was at 153 Broadway in NYC.
    (MC, 5/20/02)

1895        Dec 28, The French Lumiere Brothers showed the first commercial moving pictures in Paris to a small audience of around 40 people. This event is considered to mark the birth of the movie industry.
    (NPR, 12/28/95)

1896        Apr 20, 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 4/20/02)

1896        Apr 23, The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City. Motion pictures premiered in New York City.
    (AP, 4/23/97)(HN, 4/23/99)

1896        Jun 26, The 1st movie theater in US opened and charged 10 cents for admission.
    (MC, 6/26/02)

1896        Chinese cinema was born a year after it was invented in France.
    (Econ, 4/29/06, p.69)

1896        A French cinematic society held a screening in Turin, Italy.
    (SFC, 2/11/06, p.E10)

1896        The 15 second film "The Kiss" was made and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

c1896        Georges Melies made his film "The Disappearing Woman."
    (ON, 1/00, p.9)

1901        Film footage was made of the inauguration of Pres. McKinley. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1901         The film "Star Theater" was made. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1902        Apr 2, Thomas L. Talley set up the first moving picture theater as part of a carnival in Los Angeles.
    (SFEC, 5/23/99, Z1 p.10)(MC, 4/2/02)

1902        May 2, "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction, was film released. The French film "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" (Voyage to the Moon) was a 14-minute silent film directed by Georges Melies. It displayed early efforts in trick photography to show a group of scientists traveling to the moon after being shot from a giant cannon.
    (WSJ, 3/19/98, p.R4)(MC, 5/2/02)

1903        Sep 21, The 1st cowboy film, "Kit Carson," premiered in US.
    (MC, 9/21/01)

1903        The short film "The Great Train Robbery" was made by Sigmund Lubin. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic. Edwin S. Porter, a cameraman for Thomas Edison's production company, revived flagging interest in motion pictures with The Great Train Robbery, a 12-minute movie that introduced three great American traditions--editing, the chase scene and the Western. Prior to Porter's landmark movie, moving pictures were non-narrative, with one long shot recording an actual event. The Great Train Robbery, with a series of 14 scenes of bandits robbing a railway station and ultimately paying the price for their misdeeds, developed multiple plot lines simultaneously by cutting and splicing film. Moviegoers screamed when the scene of an outlaw shooting directly into the camera was shown.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1)(HNPD, 9/11/98)(SFC, 1/2/04, p.A1)

1904        The silent, black and white film "Westinghouse Works" was made by the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1904        The film "The Impossible Journey" was made by Georges Melies.
    (ON, 1/00, p.9)

1905        The film "Rescued By Rover" was the first to star a dog.
    (SFEC, 1/10/99, Z1 p.8)

1906        The French film "Madame Has Her Cravings" was a comedy by Alice Guy-Blache, an early female filmmaker.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1906        The film “San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906" was made. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1907        American Vitagraph studios of NYC produced the film “Daniel Boone," featuring Florence Lawrence (born as Florence Annie Bridgewood) and her mother Lotta Lawrence (Charlotte Bridgewood). By the following year Florence had appeared in 38 Vitagraph productions.
    (ON, 4/06, p.5)(www.filmbug.com/db/343304)

1908        Jul 14, The short film "The Adventures of Dollie," the first movie directed by D.W. Griffith, opened in New York.
    (AP, 7/14/08)

1908        The Edison film “Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest," directed by Edwin S. Porter, featured the screen acting debut of David Wark Griffith. D.W. Griffith went on to direct for Biograph.
    (Sm, 3/06, p.108)

1909        May, Biograph released the 11 minute film “Resurrection" directed by D.W. Griffith (34). It featured Florence Lawrence and was based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0001016/)(ON, 4/06, p.6)

1909        The film “Lady Helen’s Escapade" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1909-1926    In 1998 a series of 8 videos, "Slapstick Encyclopedia," were produced containing silent comedies of this era.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)

1910        Nov 12, In the 1st movie stunt a man jumped into the Hudson river from a burning balloon.
    (MC, 11/12/01)

1910        The NYC film company IMP produced “The Broken Oath." It starred Florence Lawrence and was directed by her husband Harry Solter.
    (ON, 4/06, p.6)

1910        The NYC film company IMP produced “Coquette’s Suitor" and identified Florence Lawrence by name as the lead actress. This was the 1st time to date that a move star was identified for the purposes of advertising.
    (ON, 4/06, p.6)

1910        The short film "The Dream" was directed by Thomas Ince. Ince set up a Wild West Show with Sioux Indians at his Inceville village near Los Angeles and cranked out silent Western films.
    (SFC, 6/20/99, DB p.44)(SFC, 1/29/00, p.E3)

1910        The film “Jeffries-Johnson world championship fight" was made. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1911        The film "Fighting Blood" starred Lionel Barrymore. He won a best actor award for his role.
    (SMTS, 10/1/86, p.4)

1911        The silent film “Their First Misunderstanding" starred Mary Pickford. This was the first film in which Pickford was given credit in the advertising materials. A single and only known copy of the film was found in a New Hampshire barn in 2013.
    (SFC, 9/25/13, p.A5)

1911        The silent film "The Military Air Scout" featured Lt. H.H. Arnold as the first movie stunt man.
    (SFC, 2/8/97, p.A24)

1911        The film "A Tale of Two Cities" was the most popular of the year. It starred Norma Tal and she won a best actress award for her role.
    (SMTS, 10/1/86, p.4)

1912        Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson set up the Essanay movie studios in Niles, Ca., and over the next 4 years produced some 350 one-reel films that included "The Tramp" with Charlie Chaplin.
    (SFC, 12/31/99, p.A1,6)

1912        Florence Lawrence and her director-husband Harry Solter created their own Victor Film Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
    (ON, 4/06, p.6)

1912        The silent film "From the Manger to the Cross" starred R. Henderson Bland, Gene Gauntier and Percy Dyer. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1912        Sep 23, Mack Sennett's first Keystone short subject "Keystone Cops," a split-reel of two comedies starring Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling, was released.
    (AP, 9/23/97)(HN, 9/23/98)

1912        The film "The Land Beyond the Sunset" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1912        The film "New York Hat" was written by Anita Loos.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1912        The documentary-style film "Saved From the Titanic" starred Dorothy Gibson, a Titanic survivor.
    (SFC, 1/2/98, p.C15)

1912        The film “Vengeance of Egypt" was produced.
    (AM, 7/04, p.4)

1913        Mar 13, Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures.
    (MC, 3/13/02)

1913        Oct 5, In San Francisco a 7-reel film exhibition of Jack London’s story “Sea Wolf" was given at Grauman’s Imperial Theater.
    (SSFC, 10/6/13, DB p.46)

1913        The 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premiered in Chicago on Dec 29.
    (AP, 12/29/05)

1913        The silent film "Barney Oldfield’s Race for Life" was produced by Mack Sennett and was a parody of D.W. Griffith.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)

1913        Visiting America with a touring company, Charlie Chaplin was cast in his first film, "Making a Living." Although historians are not certain when the "little tramp" was created, Chaplin remains most readily identified with that beloved character.
    (AP, 4/16/00)

1913        The film “The Mothering Heart" featured Lillian Gish and was directed by D.W. Griffith.
    (WSJ, 11/30/06, p.D8)

1913        The first film by Hollywood’s first major movie studio "The Squaw Man" was produced. The studio was formed by Jesse L. Lasky, his brother-in-law Samuel Goldwyn and friend Cecil B. DeMille.
    (SFC, 9/19/96, p.E4)

1913        The film "Two Little Rangers" by Alice Guy-Blache had teenage girls packing guns and saving the day.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1914        Jun 6, Three big movie companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco merged to form the Paramount Picture Corp. They included the Famous Players Co., the Master Film Co. and the Bosworth Co.
    (SSFC, 6/1/14, DB p.46)

1914        Jun, In San Francisco the film version of “The Valley of the Moon" a 1913 novel by Jack London (1876-1916), premiered at Grauman’s Imperial Theater, 1077 Market St.
    (SSFC, 6/22/14, DB p.45)

1914        Charlie Chaplin starred in his first two-reel comedy for Max Sennett. Charlie Chaplin debuted "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice."
    (SFC, 5/21/96, p.E5)(MC, 2/7/02)

1914        Edward Curtis made a documentary film of the Thunderbird dancer at the Northwest Coast Indian potlatch.
    (WSJ, 11/10/98, p.A20)

1914        The film "Cabiria" was an early costume drama.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)

1914        The short film "Gertie the Dinosaur" was produced. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1)

1914        The silent film "Hypocrites" starred Courtenay Foote and was directed by Lois Weber. The film went unseen for decades.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1914        The film "In the Land of the Head Hunters" (aka In the Land of the War Canoes) was produced and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1914        The film "Mabel at the Wheel" starred Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin. It was directed by Mabel Normand. In 1918 it was re-released as "His Daredevil Queen."
    (SFC, 5/31/03, p.D1)

1914        The film "Money" was a social drama directed by James Keane.
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A22)   

1914        The Italian film "Sangue Bleu" (Blue Blood) starred Francesca Bertini.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.62)

1914        The first feature-length silent film comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance," was released on Dec 21.
    (AP, 12/21/04)

1914        The 1st full color film: "World, Flesh & Devil" was shown in London.
    (MC, 4/9/02)

1915        Feb 8, D.W. Griffith's silent movie epic about the Civil War, "The Birth of a Nation," premiered at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles. It was based Thomas Dixon’s novel “The Clansman."
    (AP, 2/8/99)(SSFC, 10/25/15, DB p.50)
1915        Mar 3, The film "The Birth of a Nation" debuted in New York City. The motion picture brought Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Wallace Reid to the silver screen in what has frequently been called the greatest silent film ever produced. It was rated #44 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)(HC, Internet, 3/3/98)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1915        The Italian film "Assunta Spina" starred Francesca Bertini.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.62)

1915        The silent opera film "Carmen" was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    (WSJ, 3/19/98, p.A16)

1915        The Italian film "Fior di male" (Flower of Evil) starred Lyda Borelli.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1915        The film "A Fool There Was" starred Theda Bara (Theodosia Goodman) as a vampire. Her adopted name was an anagram for Arab Death.
    (SFEC, 10/20/96, BR, p.10)

1915        The film "Regeneration" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1915        The Edison film “The Unbeliever" was directed by Alan Crosland. It was a propaganda film with battle scenes shot at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia.
    (Sm, 3/06, p.109)

1916        The film "Civilization" was produced and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1916        The silent comedy film "Fatty and Mabel Adrift" starred Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)

1916        The silent film "Gretchen the Greenhorn" with Dorothy Gish was produced.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)

1916        The film "The Half-Breed" starred Douglas Fairbanks and featured Wyatt Earp as an extra.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Z1 p.10)

1916        The film "Intolerance" was an early costume drama directed by D.W. Griffith. It was an elaborate mea culpa for his "Birth of a Nation."
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)(SFC, 12/27/99, p.E1)

1916        The film "Joan the Woman" was about Joan of Arc.
    (SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.59)

1916        The Mack Sennett studios produced "A Movie Star."
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)

1916        Charlie Chaplin starred in the 20-minute film "The Rink." It was the first film shown over the Internet in 1997.
    (SFC, 1/28/97, p.E1)

1917        Charlie Chaplin signed the movie industry's first million-dollar contract to direct and star in 8 films.
    (WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R34)

1917        James Grover Tarver (1885-1958)), Texas-born giant, played the giant in the film “Jack and the Beanstalk."
    (SFC, 3/5/08, p.G5)(www.forensicgenealogy.info/contest_80_results.html)

1917        The film "The Fall of the Romanoffs" starred Pauline Curley.
    (SFC, 12/27/00, p.C6)

1917        The film "The Immigrant" was written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It starred Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell and Kitty Bradbury. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1917        The Italian film "Malombra" starred Lyda Borelli.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1917        The silent film "The Man From Tia Juana" starred Marin Sais and was filmed on Mount Tamalpais in Marin, Ca.
    (SFC, 4/28/99, p.E3)

1917        Mary Pickford played in the silent film "Poor Little Rich Girl" by Maurice Tourneur.
    (SFEC, 7/6/97, DB p.34)

1917        The Italian film "Rapsodica Satanica" (Satanic Rhapsody) starred Lyda Borelli.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1917        May, The film "The Spirit of ’76," produced by Robert Goldstein, opened in Los Angeles. It depicted scenes of British soldiers killing Americans. In 1918 Goldstein was arrested for violating the Espionage Act and sentenced to 10 years. He served 3.
    (WSJ, 6/9/00, p.W17)

1917        The silent Western film "Straight Shooting" was directed by John Ford.
    (WSJ, 9/24/99, p.W2)

1917        The silent opera film "Thais" by Mary Garden was the first movie shown at the Vatican.
    (WSJ, 3/19/98, p.A16)

1917        The silent film "Wild and Wooly" was written by Anita Loos. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)(SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1918        The film "Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley" starred Mary Pickford.
    (SFC, 6/20/99, DB p.44)

1918        The film Blue Bird was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1918        The film "Bound in Morocco" starred Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Pauline Curley.
    (SFC, 12/27/00, p.C6)

1918        The film "Goodnight Nurse" starred Fatty Arbuckle.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)

1918        The silent film "Night Music" was made by George Klercher.
    (SFC, 4/23/97, p.D3)

1918        The silent film "Stella Maris" was written by Francis Marion and starred Mary Pickford.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1918        The 1st Tarzan film, "Tarzan of the Apes," premiered at Broadway Theater on Jan 27. Elmo Lincoln, renamed from Otto Elmo Linkenhelter by D.W. Griffiths, was the first Tarzan in the film "Tarzan of the Apes."
    (SDUT, 6/6/97, p.E2)(MC, 1/27/02)

1919        The film "Daddy Long Legs" starred Mary Pickford.
    (SFC, 6/20/99, DB p.44)

1919        The silent film "I Don’t Want to Be a Man" by Ernst Lubitsch (d.1947) was produced.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)(SSFC, 12/17/00, DB p.60)

1919        The film "Kathleen Mavoureen" starred Theda Bara.
    (HNPD, 7/24/98)

1919        The film "Madame Dubarry" starred Pola Negri and was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SSFC, 1/14/01, DB p.37)

1919        The film "Male and Female with Gloria"  was written by Jeanie Macpherson.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1919        The Italian film "Maman Poupee" starred Carmine Gallone.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1919        The silent film "My Italian Cousin" starred opera singer Enrico Caruso in a dual role. He played himself performing in "I Pagliacci" and a country bumpkin relative.
    (WSJ, 6/5/97, p.A20)(WSJ, 3/19/98, p.A16)

1919        The silent comedy film "Rowdy Ann" starred Fay Tincher.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)

1919        The documentary film "South" by Frank Hurley was about the Shackelton expedition to the Antarctic.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A48)

1919        The film "When Bearcat Went Dry" was a rural drama with Lon Chaney
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A22)   

1919        The film Within "Our Gates" was directed by Oscar Micheaux and was about a black sharecropper looking for a fair deal. It was the earliest surviving feature film by the black director and later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1920        The film “The Daughter of Dawn" was first screened in Los Angeles. It featured a large cast of Comanche and Kiowa people with scenes of buffalo hunting and ceremonial dances. A damaged copy was reported found in 2015.
    (SFC, 4/30/15, p.A7)

1920        The film "Der Golem" starred Paul Weneger. It was directed by Wegener and Carl Boese.
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.50)(SFC, 7/19/00, p.E1)

1920        The June Mathis film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" featured Rudolph Valentino as a painter who specialized in nudes. [see 1921]
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.C7)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.41)

1920        The German film "From Morn to Midnight" was produced.
    (SFEC, 4/11/99, DB p.37)

1920        The French film "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" was directed by Germaine Dulac.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1920        The film “Making of an American" was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1920        Nov 28, The film "The Mark of Zorro" with Douglas Fairbanks opened in NYC at the Capitol Theater. It was based on “The Curse of Capistrano, a story by Johnston McCulley, a NY journalist and pulp magazine writer.
    (www.silentsaregolden.com/markofzorroreview.html)(SSFC, 5/8/05, p.B4)

1920        The film "One Week" starred Buster Keaton.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.D7)

1920        The Italian film "La storia di una donna" (The Story of a Woman) starred Pina Menichelli.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1920        The film "Way Down East" starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D.W. Griffith.
    (TVM, 1975, p.634)(SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.50)

1921        The film "The Blot" was directed by Lois Weber. It was about the stresses on the family of an underpaid college professor.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1921        Buster Keaton starred in the film "The Boat."
    (SFC, 1/28/97, p.E1)

1921        The film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" starred Conrad Veidt and was made by Robert Wiene.
    (SFEC, 1/5/97, p.D4)(SFC, 1/7/97, p.E1)(SFC, 1/17/97, p.D7)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.50)

1921        The film "Cappy Ricks" starred Charles Abbe and was based on a story by Peter B. Kyne.
    (Ind, 7/19/03, p.3A)

1921        The film "Derviches" displayed some of the quality of the dancing of Jean Borlin of the Swedish Ballet.
    (SFEM, 6/9/96, p.24-28)

1921        The film "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" was written by June Mathis. [see 1920]
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1921        The film "Hard Luck" starred Buster Keaton.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.D7)

1921        The film "The Kid" starred Charlie Chaplin and child star Jackie Coogan. It was Chaplin's first feature film and was released on Feb 6.
    (SFEC, 1/24/99, DB p.39)(AP, 4/16/00)(MC, 2/6/02)

1921        The film "Lady Hamilton" starred Liane Haid (d.2000 at 105) of Austria.
    (SFC, 11/30/00, p.C8)

1921        The film "Little Lord Fauntleroy" starred Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The Burlingame, Ca., house of Charles Frederick Kohl served as Dorincourt castle.
    (PI, 3/21/98, p.5)

1921        The film "The Love Light" was written and directed by Frances Marion. It starred Mary Pickford and Marion’s new husband, Fred Thompson.
    (WSJ, 7/28/00, p.W6)

1921        The film "Nosferatu" by German director F.W. Murnau was produced. In 1998 Jim Shephard published his novel "Nosferatu" that was based on a mock diary by Murnau. [see 1922]
    (SFEC, 5/17/98, BR p.6)

1921        The film "The Pride of Palomar" was based on a story by Peter B. Kyne.
    (Ind, 7/19/03, p.3A)

1921        The film "Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, was released Nov 13.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1921        The film “Sport of the Gods" featured an all-star cast of colored artists. It was based on a book by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
    (SFC, 7/16/08, p.E3)

1921        The film “Tol’able David" was produced. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1921        The silent film "Too Wise Wives" was written by Lois Weber.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1922        The Hollywood censorship regime known as the Hays Office was set up. It established that no two people could be filmed in the same bed and helped to popularize twin beds.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, Z1 p.8)

1922        The film "Across the Continent" with Wallace Reid opened.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.E1)

1922        The silent film "Beyond the Rainbow" starred Billie Dove (d.1997 at 97).
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)

1922        The silent film "Beyond the Rocks" starred Rudolph Valentino. A single copy of the film was found in the Netherlands in 2004.
    (AP, 4/18/04)

1922        The silent film short "Cops" with Buster Keaton was produced.
    (SFC, 1/17/97, p.D7)

1922        Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premiered in Berlin.
    (MC, 4/27/02)

1922        The film "Daydreams" starred Buster Keaton.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.D7)

1922        The Harold Lloyd comedy film "Doctor Jack" was produced.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.E1,3)

1922        The film "Gimme" with Helen Chadwick was shot at the house of C. Templeton Crocker, Uplands, in Hillsborough, Ca.
    (PI, 3/21/98, p.5)

1922        Jun 11, The documentary film “Nanook of the North," shot in subarctic Quebec (1920-1921) by Robert Flaherty, premiered in NYC.
    (ON, 2/03, p.11)

1922        The silent film "Nosferatu" by F.W. Murnau starred Max Schreck. It was the first screen version of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." [see 1921]
    (WSJ, 5/7/99, p.W6)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.50)

1922        The silent film "Polly of the Follies" starred Billie Dove (d.1997 at 97).
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)

1922        The film "The Power of Love" was the first 3-D movie.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.A21)

1922        The film "Salome" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1922?        The film "The Sheik" with Rudolph Valentino was made.
    (SFEC, 5/4/97, p.T5)

1922        The film "Sky High" was written and directed by Lynn Reynolds. It starred Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak and Sid Jordan. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1922        The film "Tall of the Sea," the 1st successful Technicolor movie, was shown in NYC on Dec 3.
    (MC, 12/3/01)

1922        The film "Tess of the Storm Country" starred Mary Pickford as a poor girl of the tenements.
    (SFC, 6/20/99, DB p.44)

1922        The film "When Knighthood Was in Flower" starred Marion Davies.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1922        The silent film "The Village Blacksmith" by John Ford was produced. Only  the last reel survives.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)

1923        Mar 13, Lee de Forest demonstrated his sound-on-film moving pictures in NYC.
    (MC, 3/13/02)

1923        Apr 15, American inventor Lee De Forest (1873-1961) premiered 18 short films made in Phonofilm at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. Phonofilm recorded sound directly onto film.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_De_Forest)

1923        The film "Children of Jazz" introduced Julie Bishop (born as Jacqueline Wells).
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A21)

1923        The film "The Gold Diggers" was produced by Warner Brothers.
    (SFC, 7/8/98, p.D4)

1923        The film "Half Dollar Bill" starred William Carleton and Anna Nilsson. It was shot in part at the Victorian home of Capt. William Kohl in San Mateo, Ca.
    (PI, 3/21/98, p.5)

1923        The silent film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" starred Lon Chaney as Quasimodo.
    (SFEC, 10/25/98, DB p.14)

1923        The film "Noah’s Ark" was produced.
    (SFC, 7/6/98, p.D1)

1923        The Harold Lloyd film "Safety Last" was produced. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1923        The film "Stephen Steps Out" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1923        The film "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil Blount DeMille was made. A slab of Jell-O was used to re-create the walls of the Red Sea.
    (SFEC, 5/4/97, p.T5)(WSJ, 3/19/98, p.R4)

1924        D.W. Griffith made his epic "America" with Lionel Barrymore.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.51)

1924        The short film "Ballet Mecanique" was made by Ferdnand Leger.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, DB p.47)

1924        Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) directed his 1st film, “Grass," a documentary film about Kurdish nomads.
    (WSJ, 8/12/05, p.W4)

1924        The film "Greed" was made by Erich von Stroheim in San Francisco. It was based on the novel "McTeague" by Frank Norris about a Polk Street dentist.
    (SFC, 7/8/98, p.D1)(SFEC, 2/7/99, DB p.61)(SFC, 2/24/00, p.A20)

1924        The Austrian silent film "Hands of Orlac" was made by Robert Wiene. Wiene was the expressionist who made The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
    (SFEC, 1/5/97, p.D4)(SFC, 1/7/97, p.E1)(SFC, 1/17/97, p.D7)

1924        Rene Clair made his film "Entr’acte" with Jean Borlin.
    (SFEM, 6/9/96, p. 28)

1924        The film "He Who Gets Slapped" by director Victor Seastrom was released by MGM and starred Lon Chaney.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3) (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)

1924        The film "The Iron Horse" was directed by John Ford.
    (WSJ, 11/26/99, p.W8)

1924        D.W. Griffith made his film "Isn’t Life Wonderful" with Lionel Barrymore. It was about a Polish refugee family living in devastation and poverty in postwar Germany.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)(SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1924        The film "Kino-Eye" was the first genuine Soviet documentary and showed people from all walks of life who didn't know they were being filmed.
    (SFC, 6/4/99, p.C12)

1924        The silent film "Married Flirts" with John Gilbert as himself was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1924        The film "Navigator" was ranked 48th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1924        The silent film "Peter Pan" starred Mary Brian and Betty Bronson. It was directed by Herbert Brenon. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 10/3/99, DB p.54)(SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1924        The silent film "Sherlock Jr." with Buster Keaton was produced.
    (SFC, 1/17/97, p.D7)

1924        The film "Strike" was Sergei Eisenstein's first feature. [see 1925]
    (SFC, 6/4/99, p.C12)

1924        The silent film "Thief of Baghdad" starred Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Anna May Wong.
    (SFC, 12/6/96, p.C10)

1924        The film "Vanishing American" was filmed on Catalina Island and based on the Zane Grey book. It was remade in 1955.
    (SFEC, 9/24/00, p.T10)

1924        The Italian film "Vedi Napuli e Po’Mori" (See Naples and Die) was produced.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.62)

1924        The silent film "Wanderer of the Wasteland" starred Billie Dove (d.1997 at 97).
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)

1924        The silent film "Who Is the Man?" with John Gielgud was produced.
    (SFC, 12/29/96, DB p.30)

1924        Lee De Forest produced the first talking newsreel.
    (SSFC, 6/26/11, DB p.42)

1925        The film "Air Mail" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1925        The film "The American Venus" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1925        The film "Ben Hur" was the biggest epic of the silent era. It cost $4 million and used 10,000 spectators in miniature operated by rods in the bleachers to stand and cheer in the miniature Circus Maximus. The silent film Ben-Hur was produced starring Francis X. Bushman and Ramon Novarro. It was based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace with the screenplay by Gore Vidal. the symphonic score was by Carl Davis. [also dated to 1926]
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)(HT, 3/97, p.66)(WSJ, 3/19/98, p.R4)(SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)(SFEC, 11/7/99, BR p.5)

1925        The film "The Big Parade" starred John Gilbert and was directed by King Vidor. It was an anti-war film and was the highest grossing film of its time.
    (SFC, 5/28/99, p.C11)

1925        The silent film "Body and Soul" starred Paul Robeson in his debut role.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1925        The silent film "Clash of the Wolves" featured Rin Tin Tin (d.1932). In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 7/2/00, DB p.32)(SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1925        The film "Faust" was directed by F.W. Murnau.
    (SFC, 1/9/98, p.D6)

1925        The film "The Freshman" starred Harold Lloyd as a college doofus. It was ranked 79th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)(SFEC, 9/24/00, DB p.56)

1925        The film "The Gold Rush" with Charlie Chaplin opened. It was rated #74 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. The film was re-edited in 1942.
    (AP, 6/26/97)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 1/24/99, DB p.39)

1925        The documentary film "Grass" was made by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack. It was about the migration of a tribe of Persian nomads.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1925        Monta Bell directed the silent film "Lady of the Night." It starred Norma Shearer and was written by Adela Rogers St. Johns.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.53)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1925        The film "Lady Windermere’s Fan" was produced. It was based on a play by Oscar Wilde. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1925        The film "Lazybones" was written by Francis Marion.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1925        The film "The Lost World" was directed by Harry O. Hoyt. It starred Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone and Wallace Beery. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1925        Erich von Stroheim made the silent film "The Merry Widow" with John Gilbert. Clark Gable made his debut.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)

1925        The film "The Phantom of the Opera" starred Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Peggy Gene Evans (d.1998 at 104) and was directed by Rupert Julian. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D1)(TVM, 1975, p.442)(SFC, 9/21/98, p.A21)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1925        The film "The Plastic Age" starred Clara Bow. The screenwriting was by Frederica Sagor Maas.
    (SFEC, 10/3/99, DB p.49)

1925        The silent film "The Pleasure Garden" was the first feature work by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (WSJ, 4/20/99, A20)

1925        Eisenstein made his classic silent film "Potemkin." It premiered in Moscow in 1926. It was about the 1905 uprising of Russian sailors on a czarist battleship.
    (SFC, 1/4/97, p.E1)(SFEC, 10/11/98, DB p.22)

1925        The film "The Red Kimono" was directed by Dorothy Davenport Reid. It was based on the true story of a Los Angeles murder.
    (SFC, 5/26/98, p.D5)

1925        D.W. Griffith made his film "Sally of the Sawdust" with W.C. Fields.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)

1925        Buster Keaton starred in "Seven Chances."
    (WSJ, 3/21/97, p.A17)

1925        The film "Stella Dallas" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1925        The silent Russian film "Strike" was by Sergei Eisenstein. [see 1924]
    (SFEC, 1/31/99, DB p.9)

1925        The "Theodore Case Sound Test: Gus Visser and His Singing Duck" was made.  In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1925        The film "Wild Horse Mesa" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1925        The film "Zander the Great" was written by Francis Marion.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1926        May 20, Thomas Edison said Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.
    (MC, 5/20/02)
1926        Aug 6, Warner Bros. premiered its "Vitaphone" sound-on-disc movie system in New York with a showing of "Don Juan" featuring music and sound effects.
    (AP, 8/6/08)

1926        The silent German film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" by Charlotte Reiniger was an animated silhouette based on the Arabian Knights. The music was composed by Shawn Garmon.
    (SFC, 11/1/99, p.E3)(SFC, 11/5/99, p.C5)

1926        The silent film "Another Blonde" with Louise Brooks was produced. It was later lost and only trailers survive.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)

1926        The film "Bardelys the Magnificent" starred John Gilbert (d.1936 at 36).
    (SFC, 8/13/98, p.E1)

1926        The film "Beau Geste" starred Mary Brian and was directed by Herbert Brenon.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1926        The film "Behind the Front" starred Mary Brian and was directed by Herbert Brenon.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1926        The early Technicolor film "The Black Pirate" starred Douglas Fairbanks and Billie Dove.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)(SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)

1926        The silent film "The Clinging Vine" was a comedy produced by Cecil B. DeMille. It starred Leatrice Joy as a businesswoman whose intelligence surpasses all the male characters.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1926        The German film "Der Bastard" (The Bastard) starred Maria Jacovini.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.62)

1926        The film "Don Juan" with John Barrymore opened at the Broadway Warner Theater.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1926        The film “The Flaming Forest" featured the debut of stunt man Jack Williams (1921-2007). As a child Williams (4) was tossed from one rider to another.
    (SFC, 4/17/07, p.D7)

1926        The film “Hands Up" was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1926        The film "Harold Teen" starred Mary Brian and was directed by Herbert Brenon.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1926        The silent film short "Koko Convict" with Buster Keaton was produced.
    (SFC, 1/17/97, p.D7)

1926        The film "Manbait" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1926        The silent film “Mantrap" starred Clara Bow.
    (SFC, 10/20/04, p.E3)

1926        The film "Man, Woman and Sin" was directed by Monta Bell.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D1)

1926        The Fritz Lang silent film "Metropolis" starred Brigitte Helm (1906-1996) as the robot.
    (WSJ, 6/14/96, p.A1)

1926        The extended short film "Mighty Like a Moose" starred Charley Chase. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, DB p.52)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1926        The German film "Mountain of Destiny" was directed by Arnold Fanck and starred Leni Riefenstahl.
    (SFC, 9/10/03, p.A19)

1926        The film "Not to Be Trusted" starred Mickey Rooney (6) in his 1st film.
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, DB p.61)

1926        The film "Padlocked" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1926        The Russian film "Po Zakonu" (By the Law) was directed by Lev Kuleshov. It was based on the Jack London story "The Unexpected."
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.E4)

1926        The film "Robin Hood" starred Douglas Fairbanks.
    (SFEC, 10/18/98, BR p.5)

1926        The film "The Scarlet Letter" with Lillian Gish was released.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1926        The film "Son of the Sheik" starred Rudolph Valentino in his last film. It was written by Francis Marion.
    (SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1926        The silent film “The Strong Man" starred Harry Langdon. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1926        The film “The Temptress" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1926        Monta Bell directed the silent film "The Torrent." It marked the debut of Greta Garbo. Her last silent film was "The Kiss" with Lew Ayres.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.54)(SFC, 12/31/96, p.A20)

1926        Monta Bell directed the silent film "Upstage" with Norma Shearer.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.54)(SFEC, 7/6/97, DB p.34)

1927        May 4,    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded. [see May 11]
    (AP, 5/4/97)

1927        May 11, Louis B. Mayer formed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [see May 4]
    (MC, 5/11/02)(PCh, 1992, p.783)

1927        Monta Bell directed the silent film "After Midnight."
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.53)

1927        The film "The Blood Ship" was set on the Barbary Coast of San Francisco. The screenplay was by Norman Springer, former SF news reporter.
    (SFC, 10/18/02, p.E2)

1927        The silent film "Broadway Nights" with Sylvia Sidney was produced.
    (SFC, 12/29/96, DB p.30)

1927        The film "The Cat and the Canary" starred Laura La Plante Asher (1905-1996).
    (SFC, 10/15/96, p.A19)

1927        The film "Drop Kick" was produced. It featured the first performance by John Wayne.
    (SFC, 7/13/96, p.E3)

1927        The film “Flesh and the Devil" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1927        The film "The General" starred Buster Keaton. It was based on the Union’s 1862 theft of a Confederate train.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)(WSJ, 11/10/06, p.W4)

1927        The silent film "It" was a comedy starring Clara Bow (1905-1965) as a flapper shop girl.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)(SFC, 6/21/02, p.D6)

1927        The first talking movie, "The Jazz Singer" with Al Jolson and Peggy Gene Evans (d.1998 at 104), was produced. He sang the song "My Mammy" in the film. Al Jolson said: "You ain't heard nothin' yet." It was rated #90 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1927)(SFC, 5/20/96, p.A16)(AP, 10/6/97)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 9/21/98, p.A21)

1927        The film "Love" starred Greta Garbo and John Gilmore. It was an adaptation of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.E4)

1927        The Soviet silent film "Man With a Movie Camera" was about making a movie in Moscow.
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, DB p.52)

1927        Monta Bell and John Gilbert directed the silent film "Man, Woman and Sin."
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.54)

1927        The film "My Best Girl" starred Mary Pickford and her future husband Charles "Buddy" Rogers. It was her last silent film.
    (SFC, 6/20/99, DB p.44)

1927        The 6-hour silent film "Napoleon" was directed by Abel Gance. It was about the young Napoleon during the French Revolution. It starred Albert Dieudonne and Vladimir Roudenko.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)(SFC, 4/4/03, p.D18)(SFC, 3/26/12, p.E1)

1927        The film "The Patent Leather Kid" starred Molly O’Day (born as Suzanne Noonan, d.1998 at 88).
    (SFC, 10/22/98, p.C6)

1927        The silent film "The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg" with Ramon Novarro was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)

1927        The silent film "Sunrise" was directed by F.W. Murnau. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic. [see 1928]
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1927        The film “Uncle Tom’s Cabin" featured the debut of Virginia Grey (10).
    (SFC, 8/7/04, p.B6)

1927        The film "The Unknown" starred Lon Chaney and was directed by Tod Browning.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D1)(SSFC, 4/1/01, DB p.37)

1927        The film "Wings" starred Buddy Rogers (d.1999) and was directed by William Wellman. It was the first film to win an Academy Award for best picture.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFC,12/24/97, p.C1)(SFC, 4/22/99, p.D2)

1927        The film "The Winning of Barbara Worth" starred Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman.
    (SFC, 2/15/02, p.G8)

1927        The film "Women Love Diamonds" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1927-1949    The films of this period were covered in the 1998 book: "You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: The American Talking Film, History and Memory," by Andrew Sarris.
    (SFC, 4/898, p.E3)

1928        Paul Fejos invented the "flying" crane for the musical Broadway.
    (NH, 11/96, p.94)

1928        The film "Broadway Melody" was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)

1928        The film "The Cameraman" with Buster Keaton was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)(SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1928        The film "The Crowd" was directed by King Vidor. It was about a NYC family struggling under economic hardship.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)(SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1928        The film "Dead Man’s Curves" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1928        The silent film “Divine Woman" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1928        The film "The Docks of New York" was written John Monk Saunders and directed by Josef von Sternberg. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D1)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1928        The film "The Fall of the House of Usher" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the national Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1928        The film "The Gaucho" was produced.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)

1928        Sophie Tucker, cabaret singer, made hits with her songs "Last of the Red Hot Mamas,"  featured in the film "Honky Tonk," and "Yiddishe Momme."
    (SFC, 3/13/97, p.E3)

1928        The film "The Last Moment" was produced.
    (NH, 11/96, p.94)

1928        The film "Laugh Clown Laugh" starred Loretta Young (1913-2000).
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1928        The first all-talking movie feature, "The Lights of New York," was previewed in New York on Jul 6.
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1928        The film "The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra" was produced.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1928        The film "Lonesome" by Paul Fejos (1897-1963) was produced. It was a romantic comedy shot in New York City.
    (NH, 11/96, p.94)(SFEC, 2/2/97, DB. p.8)

1928        The film "Modern Mothers" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1928        The film “Mysterious Lady" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1928        The German silent film "Pandora’s Box" defined the term femme fatale. It was directed by G.W. Pabst and starred Louise Brooks.
    (SFEM, 5/31/98, p.14)(SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.50)

1928        The film "Pass the Gravy" was directed by Fred L. Guiol. It starred Max Davidson, Martha Sleeper and Bert Sprotte. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1928        The silent classic "Passion of Joan of Arc" was directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer of Denmark Maria Falconetti as Joan. It later led to a 70 minute oratorio for solo singers, chorus, and chamber orchestra by Richard Einhorn.
    (WSJ, 1/23/96, p.A12)(SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.59)(SFC, 10/11/96, p.C6)(WSJ, 10/8/98, p.W5)

11928        The film “Power of the Press" was made. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1928        The film "Sadie Thompson" starred Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore and Raoul Walsh, who also directed. It was based on a story by W. Somerset Maugham about a SF prostitute on a South Sea island.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1928        The Italian film "Scampolo" (Rag) starred Carmen Boni.
    (SFEC, 10/15/00, DB p.63)

1928        The film “The Sex Life of a Polyp" was produced. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1928        The silent film "Show People" with John Gilbert as himself was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1928        The film “Speedie" was directed by Harold Lloyd.
    (WSJ, 4/6/07, p.W6)

1928        The silent film "Steamboat Bill Jr." starred Buster Keaton.
    (SFEC, 7/2/00, DB p.32)

1928        Nov 18, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. It was the first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1928) (AP, 11/18/97)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1928        The F.W. Murnau film "Sunrise" was produced. It won a 2nd best picture at the first Hollywood awards ceremony in 1929. [see 1927]
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.54)

1928        The film “There It Is" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1928        The film "The Wedding March" was written and directed by Eric von Stroheim. It starred Fay Wray and was about the love between a prince and a commoner in Hapsburg, Vienna, before WW I.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1928        The film "Wings" was produced. It won the first Oscar for best picture in 1929.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.54)

1928        The silent film "A Woman of Affairs" starred Greta Garbo (22) and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It was written by Bess Meredyth.
    (SFC, 2/20/98, p.C13)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)(SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        May 16, Hollywood staged an experimental publicity stunt for the movie industry at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel that grew to become the Academy Awards extravaganza. The first Academy Awards were presented during a banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The movie "Wings" won best production while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor were named best actor and best actress. The first ceremony gave out a 2nd best award that went to F.W. Murnau’s "Sunrise." The dog Rin Tin Tin received the most votes for best actor, but the academy decided it would be a more auspicious precedent to grant the award to a human.
    (WSJ, 3/21/97, p.A1)(SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.54)(AP, 5/16/97)(Econ, 2/4/12, p.86)

1929        May 28, The first all-color talking picture, "On with the Show," opened in New York.
    (AP, 5/28/99)

1929        The film "Around Cape Horn" was filmed by Irving Johnson.
    (WSJ, 11/23/98, p.)

1929        The film "Arsenal" was based on a 1918 incident where the Bolsheviks battled national troops in Kiev.
    (SFC, 6/4/99, p.C12)

1929        The film "Big Business" with the Marx Brothers was produced. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1929        The 19-minute film “Black and Tan" featured Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra.
    (SFC, 7/16/08, p.E3)

1929        The British film "Blackmail" was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (SFC, 10/21/99, p.A25)

1929        The musical film "Broadway Melody" was an early talkie and the first to win an Oscar for best picture. It starred Bessie Love and Anita Page. It featured the songs "Wedding of the Painted Doll" and "Singin’ in the Rain."
    (SFC,10/24/97, p.C14)(SFEC, 3/22/98, DB p.52)

1929        The film "The Careless Age" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The Marx Brothers were featured in their first film, when the 1925 musical "Cocoanuts" was made into a movie.
    (WSJ, 6/5/96, p.A12)

1929        The film "Coquette" starred Mary Pickford in her first talkie. In the 2nd annual Oscar Awards she was named by the 5-member Central Board of Judges and pronounced "I’ve forgotten my prepared speech." Thereafter the entire academy voted on the awards.
    (SFC, 5/24/00, p.C5)(SFC, 3/12/01, p.E1)

1929        The film "Diary of a Lost Girl" starred Louise Brooks and was directed by G.W. Pabst.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.50)

1929        The Czech film "Erotikon" starred Ita Rina and was directed by Gustav Machaty. It was about a young virgin seduced by a traveling salesman.
    (SFC, 4/24/99, p.E8)

1929        The film "Fast Life" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The film "The Forward Pass" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The film "The General Line" was directed by Sergei Eisenstein.
    (SFEC, 5/2/99, BR p.1)

1929        The film “Hallelujah," released by MGM, featured an all black cast. It was produced and directed by King Vidor.
    (SFC, 7/16/08, p.E3)

1929        The film H2O was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1929        The film "The Iron Mask" starred Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and was directed by Allan Dwan.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)(SFC, 5/24/00, p.C5)(TVM, 1975, p.283)

1929        The film "The Jazz Age" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The film "Lady of the Pavements" was directed by D.W. Griffith.
    (SFC, 5/24/00, p.A15)

1929        The film "Lambchops" was produced and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1929        The film "The Letter" was a talkie with Jeanne Eagels.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)

1929        The film "The Locked Door" starred Pauline Curley (d.2000 at 97) in her last film.
    (SFC, 12/27/00, p.C6)

1929        The musical film "The Love Parade" starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. It was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SSFC, 12/17/00, DB p.60)

1929        The silent film "Lucky Star" with Janet Gaynor was produced.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.B1)

1929        The silent film "A Man’s Man" with John Gilbert as himself was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1929        The German film "Menschen am Sonntag" ( People on Sunday) was directed by Roger Siodmak.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1929        The film "People on Sunday" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1929        The film "Piccadilly" starred Anna May Wong (d.1961).
    (SSFC, 2/1/04, p.M6)

1929        The film "The Power of the Press" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The film “Rio Rita," a Flo Ziegfeld extravaganza, starred Bebe Daniels.
    (SFC, 10/15/04, p.F13)

1929        The film "River of Romance" starred Mary Brian and was directed by Herbert Brenon.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1929        The film "Show of Shows" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and featured the debut of Hariette Lake (aka Ann Sothern).
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1929        The film "The Single Standard" starred Greta Garbo and Nils Asther. It was written by Josephine Lovett based on a novel by Adela Rogers St. Johns.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1929        The film "The Squall" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1929        The film "Spite Marriage" was Buster Keaton’s last silent feature. He plays a pants presser in love with a glamorous stage actress.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1929        The film "Under the Greeenwood Tree" was the first all-talking British film. The sound was recorded by Dallas Bower (d.1999 at 92).
    (SFC, 10/21/99, p.A25)

1929        The film "Virginian" starred Mary Brian, Gary Cooper and Walter Huston.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1929        The German film "White Hell of Piz Palü" was co-directed by Leni Riefenstahl, Arnold Fanck and G.W. Pabst.
    (SFC, 1/19/99, p.B1)

1930        Jun 6, A Chronicle-Universal talkie newsreel was shown at the Marion Davies and Embassy Theaters as well as motion-picture houses throughout Northern California and Nevada.
    (SFC, 6/3/05, p.F6)

1930        The Legion of Decency, under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church, threatened to boycott the movie industry if moral standards were not imposed. This led to the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930, but enforcement only began in 1934. The code led to the end of the film career of William Haines, a gay actor, who refused to comply. His story is told in the 1998 book: "Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star" by William J. Mann.
    (SFEC, 2/8/98, BR p.4,8)(AH, 2/05, p.47)

1930        The Lewis Milestone film "All Quiet on the Western Front," based on the novel by Erich Marie Remarque, starred Lew Ayres (1908-1996). It won an Oscar for best picture. It was rated #54 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 12/31/96, p.A20)(SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1930        The film "Anna Christie" starred Greta Garbot in her first talkie. It was directed by Clarence Brown and adopted by Frances Marion from a Eugene O’Neill play. A German version was also produced.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)(SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1930        The film "The Big House" with Wallace Beery and Chester Morris was a Sing Sing prison drama written by Frances Marion, for which she won an Oscar.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.41)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)(WSJ, 7/28/00, p.W6)

1930        The Raoul Walsh  film "The Big Trail" starred John Wayne, but was not released in its original form because the studio went bankrupt.
    (SFEC, 2/23/97, BR p.1)

1930         The first "Billy the Kid" movie was made and featured the former USC football star Johnny Mack Brown.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, p.T9)

1930        The film "Blood of a Poet" was Jean Cocteau's 1st film as director.
    (SFC, 4/26/99, p.E8)(SFC, 10/6/03, p.A1)

1930        The film "Blue Angel" starred Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings. It was directed by Josef von Sternberg. It premiered Apr 1 in the US.
    (SFEC, 4/23/00, BR p.3)(MC, 4/1/02)

1930        The silent film "Borderline" starred Paul Robeson. It was an experimental film made in Switzerland by a British artist’s collective.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1930        The film "The Dawn Patrol" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930        The film "The Devil to Pay" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1930        The film "The Divorcee" starred Norma Shearer.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(SFEC, 9/3/00, DB p.37)

1930        The film "From Stump to Ship" was a documentary on logging in Maine. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1930        W.C. Fields was featured in a 20-minute short film called "The Golf Specialist."
    (Hem., 7/96, p.101)

1930        The film "Hell’s Angels" starred Jean Harlow and Ben Lyon.
    (SFC,11/14/97, p.C19)

1930        The film "Hell’s Heroes" was directed by William Wyler. It was released in silent and sound versions. It was about 3 bandits who come to the aid of an infant.
    (SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)

1930        The film "King of Jazz" featured Bing Crosby as a vocalist in the Paul Whiteman band.
    (SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1930        The film "Kismet" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1930        The film "The Little Accident" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930        The film "Little Caesar" starred Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 5/7/00, DB p.49)(SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)(SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1930        The film "Loose Ankles" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1930        The film "Min and Bill" was directed by George Hill. It starred Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery and was based on the novel "Dark Star" by Lorna Moon (d.1930).
    (TVM, 1975, p.376)(SFEC, 4/12/98, BR p.4)

1930        The film "Morocco" starred Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou and Gary Cooper. It was filmed on a Paramount studio lot.
    (SFEC, 7/5/98, DB p.33)(SFEC, 6/27/99, BR p.45)

1930        The silent film "One Night at Susie’s" starred Billie Dove (d.1997 at 97).
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)

1930        The film "Outward Bound" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930        The film "Party Girl" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930        The film "Playboy of Paris" starred Maurice Chevalier and Frances Dee (d.2004).
    (SFC, 2/09/04, p.A19)

1930        The film "The Prince and the Plumber" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1930        The Our Gang film “Pups Is Pups" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1930        The film “Reaching for the Moon" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and June MacCloy (1909-2005).
    (SFC, 5/19/05, p.B7)

1930        The film "Sin Flood" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930        The film "So This Is London" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1930        The film "Song O’ My Heart" starred Maureen O’Sullivan in her first film.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1930        Marcel Carne (1906-1990), French film director, was assistant director for Rene Clair in "Under the Roofs of Paris" (Sur les Toits de Paris).
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A28)

1930        The film "Up the River" featured Humphrey Bogart in his debut along with Spencer Tracy in his first film.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.56)

1930        The film "The Way of All Men" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1930-1933    The 11 documentary "James A. Fitzpatrick’s Traveltalks" were made and featured unique glimpses of China, Japan, Korea, Dutch New Guinea, Ireland, India, and Italy.
    (SFEC, 7/12/98, DB p.58)

1930s        Sergei Eisenstein made his film "Que Viva Mexico."
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.E3)

1931        The film "An American Tragedy" starred Sylvia Sidney. It was directed by Josef von Sternberg.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1931        The film "Big Business Girl" starred Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez and Frank Albertson.
    (SFEC, 4/18/99, DB p.44)

1931        The film "The Big Shot" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1931        The film "Blonde Crazy" starred James Cagney, Joan Blondell and Charles Lane (1905-2007).
    (SFC, 2/14/97, p.D5)(SFC, 7/11/07, p.A2)

1931        The film "The Champ" was written by Francis Marion and won her a 2nd Oscar. King Vidor directed and Wallace Beery tied for a best actor Oscar for his role in the film.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)(WSJ, 7/28/00, p.W6)(SFC, 3/12/02, p.D1)

1931        The film "Chances" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1931        The silent film "City Lights" with Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherill (1908-1996) was produced. It was rated #76 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.B2)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1931        The film "City Streets" starred Sylvia Sidney. It was directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1931        The film "The Common Law" starred Constance Bennett and Joel McCrae as nude model and painter.
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.C7)

1931        The German film "The Company's in Love" was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1931        The film "The Connecticut Yankee" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1931        The film "Dangerous Female" was produced. It was the original version of the "Maltese Falcon."
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1931        The film "Daughter of the Dragon" starred Anna May Wong.
    (SSFC, 2/1/04, p.M6)

1931        The Frank Capra film "Dirigible" was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1931        Horror films became a big hit with Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) as "Dracula." David Manners played Jonathan Harker. The film saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy. In 1998 the Kronos Quartet added the music of composer Philip Glass to the film.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1931)(SFC, 8/25/98, p.E1)(SFEC, 1/3/99, z.1, p.8)(SFC, 1/5/99, p.A20)

1931        The horror film "East of Borneo" starred Rose Hobart.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.D7)

1931        The film "Emil and the Detectives" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1931        The film "Fog Over Frisco" with Bette Davis was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1931        The Frank Capra film "Forbidden"  with Barbara Stanwyck was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1931        Horror films became a big hit with Boris Karloff as "Frankenstein." It was directed by James Whale and was rated #87 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1931)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(USAT, 9/15/98, p.2D)

1931        The film "A Free Soul" with Clark Gable and Norma Shearer was based on a novel by Adela Rogers St. John.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1931        The Czech film "From Saturday to Sunday" was directed by Gustav Machaty.
    (SFC, 4/24/99, p.E8)

1931        The film "Front Page" starred Mary Brian and was directed by Lewis Milestone.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1931        The film "Just a Gigolo" starred William Haines and Maria Alba.
    (SFEC, 2/8/98, BR p.4)

1931        The film "The Guardsman" starred Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne as a Broadway team whose marriage is beginning to fray. It also starred Herman Bing, the German comic actor.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)(SFEC, 2/14/99, DB p.47)(SFC, 2/29/00, p.B1)

1931        The film "Island of Lost Souls" with Charles Laughton based on The Island of Dr. Moreau was first made based on the H.G. Wells classic novel. [SFC said 1933]
    (SFC, 8/20/96, p.E1) (WSJ, 8/23/96, p.A8)

1931        The Shanghai classic Richard Poh film, "Love and Duty," was produced.
    (SFEM, 2/23/97, p.6)

1931        The German psychological thriller film "M" starred Peter Lorre and was directed by Fritz Lang.
    (SFC, 9/5/97, p.C3)

1931        The film “Mata Hari" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFC, 9/5/05, p.C5)

1931        The Frank Capra film "The Miracle Woman" with Barbara Stanwyck as a tent-show revivalist was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1931        The comedy film "Monkey Business" starred the Marx Brothers.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.53)

1931        The film "Night Nurse" starred Barbara Stanwyck.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1931        The French film "A Nous la Liberte" by Rene Claire inspired the later Chaplin film "Modern Times."
    (WSJ, 2/13/98, p.A13)

1931        The film "Palmy Days" featured the Goldwyn Girls including Toby Wing Merrill (d.2001 at 85).
    (SFC, 3/28/01, p.D14)

1931        The Chinese silent film "The Peach Girl" starred Ruan Lingyu and Jin Yan.
    (SFEC, 7/2/00, DB p.32)

1931        The Frank Capra film "Platinum Blonde" starred Jean Harlow and Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 9/10/00, DB p.50)

1931        The film "Possessed" with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable was produced. It was written by Lenore Coffee.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1931        The comedy film "Private Lives" with Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery was produced. Romantic video.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)

1931        The film "The Public Enemy" with James Cagney was directed by William Wellman. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1931        The film "Royal Family of Broadway" starred Mary Brian and was directed by George Cukor.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1931        The film "Safe In Hell" was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1931        The film "The Secret Six" with Jean  Harlow was written by Francis Marion.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1931        The film "Strangers May Kiss" starred Norma Shearer.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1931        D.W. Griffith made his last film "The Struggle," a talkie about alcoholism.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.51)

1931        The film “Svengali" starred John Barrymore and featured actress Marian Marsh Henderson (1913-2006). It was based on the novel “Trilby" (1894) by George du Maurier.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svengali)(SFC, 11/11/06, p.B5)

1931        The film "Waterloo Bridge" starred Bette Davis and Mae Clarke and was directed by James Whale.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.50)(SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)

1931        The film "Three Wise Girls" starred Jean Harlow and Mae Clark and Walter Bryon.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1932        Aug 10, Rin Tin Tin (b.1918), US Hollywood-dog, died. In 2011 Susan Orlean authored “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend." In 1922 Rin Tin Tin was spotted by the maker of a motion picture camera and his career began. He went on to create a total of 26 motion pictures for Warner Brothers and received over 10,000 fan letters per week.
    (http://www.tv.com/people/rin-tin-tin/)

1932        The film "American Madness" by Frank Capra was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "The Animal Kingdom" starred Ann Harding and Myrna Loy.
    (SFEC, 2/14/99, DB p.47)

1932        The film "Arsene Lupin" was written by Lenore Coffee.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1932        The film "The Bartered Bride" was based on the Czech opera by Smetana.  It was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1932        The film "Beast of the City" with Jean Harlow was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "A Bill of Divorcement" featured the debut of Katharine Hepburn and costarred John Barrymore and David Manners.
    (SFC, 1/5/99, p.A20)

1932        The film “Blessed Event" starred Lee Tracey.
    (SFC, 7/11/07, p.A2)

1932        The film "Blonde Venus" with Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant was directed by Josef Von Sternberg. She sang "Hot Voodoo" in a gorilla costume.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)

1932        The silent film "Blondie of the Follies" starred Billie Dove (d.1997 at 97). It was written by Francis Marion and Anita Loos.
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.A19)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1932        The film "The Blue Light" was directed by and featured Leni Riefenstahl.
    (SFC, 1/19/99, p.B5)

1932        The Jean Renoir film "Boudu Saved from Drowning" was produced. In 1986 it was remade by Paul Mazursky as "Down and Out in Beverly Hills."
    (WSJ, 7/25/97, p.A11)

1932        The film “Bronx Morning" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1932        The Betty Boop cartoon "Chess Nuts" was animated by Max and David Fleischer.
    (SFC,11/15/97, p.C6)

1932        The film “Doctor X" starred Fay Wray.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1932        Rouben Mamoulian directed "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" with Fredric March, who won an Oscar for best actor in a technical tie with Wallace Beery (The Champ).
    (SFC, 5/12/96, Mag. p.6)(SFC, 3/12/02, p.D1)

1932        The silent film "Downstairs" starred Virginia Bruce and John Gilbert. Monta Bell and John Gilbert directed.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, DB p.52)(SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFC,11/14/97, p.C19)

1932        The Czech film "Ecstasy" with Hedy Lamarr swimming nude was directed by Gustav Machaty. Her nude run through the woods and close-up of her face during an orgasm created a scandal. Her 1966 ghostwritten memoir was titled “Ecstasy and Me."
    (WSJ, 2/21/97, p.B15B)(SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)(SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)(SFC, 4/24/99, p.E8)(SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)(SSFC, 12/18/11, p.F3)

1932        The film "Emma" was written by Francis Marion.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)

1932        The film "Faithless" with Tallulah Bankhead was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "Freaks" was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "Grand Hotel" starred Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford and the Barrymore brothers. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 2/14/97, p.D5)(SFEC, 3/22/98, DB p.52)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1932        The film "Horse Feathers" starred the Marx brothers. It was ranked 65th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)(SFEC, 9/24/00, DB p.56)

1932        The film "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" with Paul Muni was directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(TVM, 1975, p.267)   

1932        The film "Information Kid" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1932        The film "It’s Tough to be Famous" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1932        The Japanese silent film "I was Born, But..." (Umarete wa Mita Keredo) was produced. It was directed by Yasuhiro Ozu. Tow little boys rebel when they discover that their father has to kowtow to his boss.
    (SFEC, 10/4/98, DB p.50)

1932        The film "The Kid From Spain" starred Toby Wing Merrill and Eddie Cantor.
    (SFC, 3/28/01, p.D14)

1932        The film "Kongo" was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "Letty Lynton" starred Joan Crawford.
    (SFEC, 7/5/98, DB p.33)

1932        The German film "Libelei" starred Magda Schneider as a young opera singer experiencing first love in turn of the century Vienna. It was directed by Max Ophuls and was based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1932        The film "Love Is a Racket" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1932        The musical film "Love Me Tonight" starred Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier. It was directed by Rouben Mamoulian with music by Rodgers and Hart.
    (SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)(SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.48)

1932        The film "Madame Racketeer" with Alison Skipworth was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.41)

1932        The comedy film "Make Me a Star" by Stu Erwin was produced. Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead made appearances.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1932        The film "Mary Stevens, M.D." starred Kay Francis. The doctor becomes pregnant by her married lover. [see 1933]
    (SFC, 2/6/98, p.C14)

1932        The comedy film "Merrily We Go To Hell" starred Sylvia Sidney.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1932        The comedy film “Midshipmaid" featured the debut of John Mills (1908-2005).
    (SSFC, 4/24/05, p.A2)

1932        The comedy film "Million Dollar Legs" starred W.C. Fields and Susan Marx (d.2002 at 93), the wife of Harpo Marx. Marx’s legs were insured for a million dollars as part of a publicity campaign.
    (SFC, 12/25/02, p.A26)

1932        The film "Morning Glory" starred Katharine Hepburn as a young Broadway actress. She won an Oscar for best actress.
    (SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.43)

1932        The film “The Most Dangerous Game" starred Fay Wray.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1932        The film "The Mummy" starred Boris Karloff and David Manners (d.1998 at 98). It was directed by Karl Freund.
    (SFC, 1/5/99, p.A20)(SFEC, 5/16/99, DB p.56)

1932        The film "The Music Box" was produced.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1932        The film "New Morals for Old" starred Robert Young.
    (SFC, 7/23/98, p.C4)

1932        The film "Night After Night" starred Mae West (1893-1980).
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1932        The comedy film "No Man of Her Own" starred Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
    (SFEM, 1/25/98, p.47)

1932        The film "The Old Dark House" was directed by James Whale.
    (SFEC, 4/13/97, DB p.44)

1932        The short subject film “Pie, Pie Blackbird" featured the film debut of the Nicholas Brothers tap dancing duo.
    (SSFC, 1/29/06, p.B7)

1932        The film "Red Dust" starred Mary Astor, Clark Gable and Jean Harlow as the prostitute Vantine.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)(SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1932        The comedy film "Red-Headed Woman" starred Jean Harlow. It was written by Anita Loos based on the serialized novel by Katharine Brush.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1932        The film “The Red-Haired Alibi" featured Shirley Temple (4).
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1932        The film "Scarface" starred Paul Muni, Karen Morley and Ann Dvorak (d.2003). It was directed by Howard Hawks. In 1997 Todd McCarthy wrote the biography: "Howard Hawks."
    (WSJ, 6/4/97, p.A16)(SFEC, 2/7/99, DB p.61)(SFEC, 5/7/00, DB p.49)(SFC, 4/21/03, p.B5)

1932        The film “She Done Him Wrong" starred Mae West and Cary Grant. It was based on her stage triumph “Diamond Lil."
    (WSJ, 11/18/06, p.P10)

1932        The film "Shanghai Express" starred Marlene Dietrich.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, DB p.41)

1932        The film "The Sign of the Cross" starred Claudette Colbert and Charles Laughton as a luxuriant Nero. It was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)

1932        The film "Skyscraper Souls" was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1932        The film "Smilin’ Through" starred Norma Shearer and was a ghost movie.
    (SFEC, 4/26/98, p.56)(SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.48)

1932        The film "The Strange Love of Molly Louvain" with Ann Dvorak was produced.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1932        The film "Tarzan the Apeman" starred Johnny Weissmuller in his first of 12 such movies. Jane was played by Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SDUT, 6/6/97, p.E2)(SFC, 6/24/98, p.C2)

1932        The film "Taxi" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1932        The film "They Call It Sin" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 9/10/00, DB p.50)

1932        The film "Thirteen Women" featured Lillian Millicent Entwistle, who later gained fame when she leaped to her death from the "H" of the Hollywood sign.
    (SFEC, 3/16/97, z1 p.4)

1932        The film "Three on a Match" starred Ann Dvorak and was directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It was about a restless woman who leaves her husband and child for a life of sex, drugs and crime.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)(SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1932        The 4* film "Trouble in Paradise" starred Kay Francis and was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D3)(TVM, 1975, p.607)

1932        The film "Union Depot" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1932        The film "Washington Merry-Go-Round" with Lee Tracy was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.41)

1933        The film "Adorable" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1933        The film "Another Language" with John Beal (d.1997 at 87) and Helen Hayes was produced.
    (SFC, 4/30/97, p.A18)

1933        The film "Baby Face" with Barbara Stanwyck was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1933        Billy Wilder made his first film "The Bad Seed."
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.52)

1933        The film "Black Moon" was directed by Roy William Neill.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEM, 5/25/97, p.2)

1933        The Frank Capra film "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" with Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 8/22/99, DB p.37)

1933        The film "Captured" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1933        The film "Cavalcade" was directed by Frank Lloyd. It was a Noel Coward British historical saga and won an Oscar for best picture and best director.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(SFC, 3/13/01, p.E1)

1933        The film "Christopher Strong" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1933        The film "Councellor-at-Law" starred John Barrymore and was directed by William Wyler.
    (SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)

1933        The film "Dancing Lady" with Fred Astaire and Joan Crawford was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1933        The film "Design for Living" was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SFEC, 3/19/00, p.40)

1933        The film "Dinner at Eight" was adopted by Francis Marion from an Edna Ferber-George Kaufman play. It starred John and Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1933        The film "Duck Soup" with the Marx Brothers was produced. It was rated #85 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC,12/22/97, p.E6)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1933        The film “The Eagle and the Hawk" starred Fredric March and Cary Grant. It was written by John Monk Saunders.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1933        The film "Emperor Jones" starred Paul Robeson in his first sound film. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1933        The film "Employees Entrance" starred Warren Williams and Loretta Young.
    (SFC,11/14/97, p.C19)

1933        The film "Fast Workers" by John Gilbert was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1933        The film "Flying Down to Rio" starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1933        The musical film "Footlight Parade" with James Cagney was directed by Busby Berkeley.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)

1933        The musical film "42nd Street" starred Warner Baxter, Toby Wing Merrill, Bebe Daniels and Ruby Keeler. The choreography was by Busby Berkeley. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)(WSJ, 12/11/98, p.W11)

1933        The film "Gabriel Over the White House" starred Walter Huston. Huston plays a president who gets hit on the head and turns into a benevolent dictator.
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.28)(SFC, 12/31/00, DB p.45)

1933        The film "Going Hollywood" starred Bing Crosby.
    (SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1933        The film "Gold Diggers" was a Busby Berkeley pre-code film. It featured the songs "We’re in the Money," and "My Forgotten Man."
    (SFC,10/24/97, p.C14)

1933        The film "The Great Ziegfeld" was released.
    (SFC, 12/2/96, p.D2)

1933        The film "Happy Heirs" was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1933        The film "Heroes for Sale" starred Loretta Young and was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFEC, 9/10/00, DB p.50)

1933        The film "Hold Your Man" with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable was written by Anita Loos.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1933        The film "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)

1933        The film "I’m No Angel" with Mae West and Cary Grant was written by West.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.36)(WSJ, 11/18/06, p.P10)

1933        The film "The Invisible Man" starred Claude Rains and was directed by James Whale.
    (USAT, 9/15/98, p.2D)(SFC, 10/16/98, p.C3)

1933         Mar 2, Hollywood premiered "King Kong" in New York featuring Fay Wray. The film, directed by Meriam C. Cooper, used stop-motion photography and an 18-inch model for Kong. The film saved RKO Studios from bankruptcy. It was re-released in 1938 with a scene excised of Kong ripping at Fay Wray’s dress and then sniffing his finger. It was rated #43 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2001 it was rated the #12 most thrilling film.
    (SFC, 4/13/96, p.E5)(SFC,11/15/97, p.C6)(AP, 3/2/98)(WSJ, 3/19/98, p.R4)

1933        The film "Lady for a Day" was directed by Frank Capra.
    (SFC, 3/13/01, p.E1)

1933        The film "Lady Killer" starred James Cagney.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1933        The film "The Life of Jimmy Dolan" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1933        The film "Little Women" with Katharine Hepburn was based on the book by Louisa May Alcott.
    (SFC,12/19/97, p.C21)

1933        The film "The Mad Game" starred Spencer Tracy and Douglas Fowley.
    (SFC, 5/29/98, p.D7)

1933        The film "Mandalay" starred Kay Francis.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1933        The film "A Man’s Castle" starred Loretta Young and Spencer Tracy.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1933        The film "Mary Stevens, M.D." starred Kay Francis and Glenda Farrell. [see 1932]
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1933        The film "Midnight Mary" with Loretta Young and Franchot Tone was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1933        Henri Storch (d.1999 at 92, Belgian film pioneer, co-wrote and directed the documentary "Misery in the Borinage," about the grim conditions of mine workers near Mons. His career spanned 70 movies.
    (SFC, 9/18/99, p.A21)

1933        The film "Morning Glory" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1933        The film “The Mystery of the Wax Museum" starred Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1933        The film "The Narrow Corner" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1933        The film “One Sunday Afternoon" starred Gary Cooper and Fay Wray.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1933        The film “Out All Night" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1933        The film "The Private Life of Henry the Eighth" starred Charles Laughton and Binnie Barnes (d.1998 at 95).
    (SFC, 7/29/98, p.A20)

1933        The film "Queen Christina" starred Greta Garbo. She played a bisexual Swedish queen.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)

1933        The film "She Done Him Wrong" starred Mae West.
    (SFC, 6/16/98, p.D1)

1933        The film "Song of Songs" starred Marlene Dietrich. She posed nude for sculptor Brian Aheme but only the statue is shown.
    (SFC, 1/3/98, p.C1)

1933        The film "Sons of the Desert" was ranked 96th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1933        The film "State Fair" was first made starring Janet Gaynor and Will Rogers. In 1945 it was made into a musical with songs by Rogers and Hammerstein. It was based on the 1932 novel by Philip Stong.
    (WSJ, 3/29/96, p.A9)(WSJ, 8/16/06, p.D12)

1933        The film “Three Little Pigs" was produced. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1933        The film “To the Last Man" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1933        The film "Torch Singer" starred Claudette Colbert.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)

1933        The film "Tugboat Annie" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1933        The film "20,000 Years in Sing Sing" starred Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis. It was directed by Michael Curtiz.
    (TVM, 1975, p.326)

1933        The film "Wife Beware" was the first movie shown in a drive-in theater.
    (SFEC, 2/15/98, Z1 p.8)

1933        The film "Wild boys of the Road" was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1933        The film "Zoo in Budapest" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1934        May 18, The Academy Award was 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky).
    (SC, 5/18/02)

1934        Jul, The Hollywood Motion Picture Production Code, formalized in 1930, went into effect. Hollywood studios began enforcing the 1930 Hays Code on morals in films.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB p.53)(SFEC, 12/12/99, BR p.3)(AH, 2/05, p.47)

1934        The French film "Affaires Publique" was the first directed by Robert Bresson.
    (SFC, 12/22/99, p.A27)

1934        The film "All the King’s Horses" starred singer Mary Ellis (d.2003 at 105).
    (SFC, 2/3/03, p.B4)

1934        The film “Baby Takes a Bow" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The film "Becky Sharp" was the first modern Technicolor movie.
    (WSJ, 11/6/97, p.A20)

1934        The film "Belle of the Nineties" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1934        The film "The Black Cat" starred Julie Bishop, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A21)

1934        The film “Black Moon" starred Fay Wray.
    (SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1934        The film "Born to Be Bad" starred Loretta Young and Cary Grant.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1934        The film "Bright Eyes" starred Shirley Temple. The film introduced the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop."
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1934        The film "Broadway Bill" with Myrna Loy and Warner Baxter was shot at the Tanforan Race Track.
    (PI, 3/21/98, p.5)

1934        The Swedish film "Brunnigar" (Ocean Breakers) with Ingrid Bergman was produced.
    (SFEC, 7/20/97, BR p.6)

1934        The film “Carolina" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The film "Catherine the Great" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1934        The film “Change of Heart" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The Swedish film "The Count from the Monk's Bridge" starred Ingrid Bergman.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)

1934        The film "Death Takes a Holiday" was directed by Mitchell Leisen. It was remade in 1998 as Meet Joe Black.
    (SFEM, 1/17/99, p.3)

1934        The film "Evensong" starred Alec Guinness.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A15)

1934        The documentary film "Eyes on Russia," from the Caucasus to Moscow was produced.
    (SFC, 11/21/96, p.E2)

1934        "Flash Gordon" was produced by Hollywood.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1934)

1934        The film “Four Frightened People" was produced by Cecil B. DeMille.
    (WSJ, 7/14/04, p.D14)

1934        The film "The Gay Divorcee" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers was produced. It was restored in 1994.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.51)

1934        The film "George White’s Scandals" starred Alice Faye (d.1998 at 83) and George White, who also directed the musical based on a stage show. Faye was born as Alice Jeanne Leppert on May 5, [1912] 1915 in NYC.
    (SFEC, 5/10/98, p.C8)

1934        The film "A Girl from Missouri" with Jean Harlow was written by Anita Loos.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.56)

1934        The Chinese silent film "The Goddess" starred Ruan Lingyu. It was about a young mother lured to Shanghai to become a streetwalker.
    (SFC, 6/4/99, p.C5)

1934        The film "Happiness Ahead" featured the debut of Josephine Hutchinson (d. 1998 at 94).
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.C3)

1934        The film "Here is My Heart" with Bing Crosby and Kitty Carlisle Hart was produced.
    (SFEC, 11/10/96, DB p.36)

1934        The comedy film "Hollywood Party" with Jimmy Durante was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1934        The film "Imitation of Life" was directed by John M. Stahl. It starred Claudette Colbert and Warren Williams. Preston Sturges adopted the Fanny Hurst novel about a woman who starts a pancake-batter business. A 1959 version with Lana Turner was made. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (TVM, 1975, p.274)(SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)(SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1934        The film "In Old Santa Fe" was a Ken Maynard Western and featured Gene Autry in his first role.
    (SFC, 10/3/98, p.A14)

1934        Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert starred in "It Happened One Night." His performance won both Oscars for best actor and actress. It was rated #35 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 12/16/96, p.D3)(SFEC, 6/8/97, p.D7)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1934        The film "It’s a Gift" starred W.C. Fields as a henpecked husband.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)

1934        The film "Keep ‘Em Rolling" starred Sybil Trent and Walter Huston.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.C7)

1934        The film “Kid Millions" starred Eddie Cantor and featured the Nicholas Brothers tap dancing duo.
    (SSFC, 1/29/06, p.B7)

1934        The Italian film "La Signora di Tutti" starred Isa Miranda and was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1934        The musical film "Let’s Fall in Love" starred Ann Sothern.
    (SFC, 3/17/01, p.A23)

1934        The film "The Little Minister" starred John Beal (d.1997 at 87) and Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 4/30/97, p.A18)

1934        The film "Little Miss Marker" starred Shirley Temple. It was based on a Damon Runyon story. It was directed by Alexander Hall and was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)(SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1934        The film "A Lost Lady" was based on a novel by Willa Cather.
    (SFC, 3/29/04, p.E1)

1934        The film “Mandalay" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The film "Manhattan Melodrama" starred Herman Bing, the German comic actor.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.B1)

1934        The film "The Man Who Knew Too Much" was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He remade it in 1956.
    (SSFC, 11/26/00, DB p.55)

1934        The film "Music in the Air" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1934        The costume drama film "Nana" starred Anna Sten, a Russian actress brought to America by Sam Goldwyn.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)(SFC, 9/9/98, p.E3)

1934        The film "The Notorious Sophie Lang" starred Gertrude Michael as a happy-go-lucky jewel thief. It was released a week after the censorship took hold as the Production Code.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1934        The film “Now and Forever" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The film “Now I’ll Tell" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1934        The film "Of Human Bondage" was produced by Pandro S. Berman. It starred Bette Davis.
    (SFC, 7/14/96, p.C8)(SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.39)

1934        The film "One Exciting Adventure" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1934        The film "The Painted Veil" starred Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall.
    (SFEC, 2/14/99, DB p.47)

1934        The film "Paris Interlude" starred Robert Young.
    (SFC, 7/23/98, p.C4)

1934        The film "Perils of Pauline" starred Bob Allen.
    (SFC, 10/13/98, p.A22)

1934        The film "The President Vanishes" starred Arthur Byron and Peggy Conklin (d.2003 at 96).
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.28)(SFC, 3/29/03, p.A12)

1934        The film "Punch Drunks" was produced. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1934        The film "Riptide" with Norma Shearer was produced.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)

1934        The film "The Scarlet Empress" starred Marlene Dietrich and was directed by Josef von Sternberg. It was about the early life of Catherine the Great of Russia.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.41)(SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.54)

1934        The film "Search for Beauty" starred Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB  p.53)

1934        The British film "The Secret of the Loch" starred Rosamund John (d.1998 at 85). Ms. John was born as Nora Rosemund Jones in London.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1934        The film “She Love Me Not" starred Bing Crosby and Kitty Carlisle.
    (SFC, 4/19/07, p.A2)

1934        The film "Spitfire" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1934        The film "Stand Up and Cheer" starred Shirley Temple in her first major role. She helped the US secretary of amusement cheer up the country.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1934        The film "Tarzan and His Mate" with Maureen O’Sullivan (mother of Mia Farrow) and Johnny Weissmuller was produced. It was considered the sexiest of the Tarzan movies.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEM, 5/25/97, p.2)

1934        The film "Their Big Moment" featured Tamara Geva, the first wife of choreographer George Balanchine.
    (SFC,12/13/97, p.A23)

1934        The English film "Things Are Looking Up" starred Vivien Leigh.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)

1934        The film "The Thin Man" starred Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, William Powell and the dog Asta. The film spawned 3 sequels.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49) (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)(SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.63)

1934        The comedy film "Thirty-Day Princess" starred Sylvia Sidney.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1934        The German propaganda documentary film "Triumph of the Will" was made by Leni Riefenstahl.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A48)

1934        The comedy film “Twentieth Century" featured Charles Lane.
    (SFC, 7/11/07, p.A2)

1934        The film "Viva Villa" starred Wallace Beery and included Fay Wray. It was based on a book by Odo B. Stade.
    (AH, 4/01, p.6)(SFC, 8/10/04, p.B7)

1935        Blanc-Gatti produced the first musical abstract film.
    (Exc, 6/96, p.118)

1935        The film "Alice Adams" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.39)

1935        The costume drama film "Anna Karenina" starred Maureen O’Sullivan and Greta Garbo.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)(SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1935        The film "The Big Broadcast of 1936" featured the tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)

1935        The film "Break of Hearts" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1935        James Whale made his film: "The Bride of Frankenstein" with Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff, Colin Clive and Ernest Thesinger. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (Wired, Dec. '95, p.204)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1935        The film “Broadway Gondolier" starred Dick Powell.
    (WSJ, 4/6/07, p.W6)

1935        The film "Call of the Wild" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1935        Errol Flynn starred in the film "Captain Blood" with Olivia de Haviland. He played an English doctor banished to the Caribbean, who turns pirate and wins Olivia’s heart after she buys him in a slave auction for ten pounds.
    (WSJ, 4/20/95, P.A10)

1935        The film "Cardinal Richelieu" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1935        The film "China Seas" with Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell and Wallace Beery was released.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1935        The film "Crime and Punishment" starred Bob Allen.
    (SFC, 10/13/98, p.A22)

1935        The film “Curly Top" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1935        Bette Davis starred in the film "Dangerous." It won an Oscar for best picture and Davis won an Oscar for best actress, but it was more of a belated recognition for Davis’ performance in “Of Human Bondage" the previous year. Davis allegedly named her Academy Award statue Oscar, after her 1st husband Harmon Oscar Nelson.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)(WSJ, 3/4/06, p.P8)(www.filmsite.org/aa35.html)

1935        The film "David Copperfield" with W.C. Fields as Micawber and Maureen O’Sullivan was produced.
    (WSJ, 5/22/97, p.A13) (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1935        The film “Every Night at Eight" starred George Raft, Alice Faye and Frances Langford (1913-2005). The musical comedy featured Langford singing “I’m In the Mood for Love."
    (SFC, 7/12/05, p.B5)

1935        The film "Goin’ To Town" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1935        The film "The Good Fairy" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1935        Hollywood produced the first of 66 movies on Hopalong Cassidy with William Boyd.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, Z1 p.3)

1935        The film "The Informer" was directed by John Ford.
    (WSJ, 11/26/99, p.W8)

1935        The film "Ladies Love Danger" was produced. It was a backstage murder mystery.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.51)

1935        The film "Legong: Dance of the Virgins" was the last silent film produced by Hollywood. It was shot in Bali with an all-native cast and was directed by Henri de La Falaise.
    (SFEC, 5/2/99, DB p.18)

1935        The film "Les Miserables" starred Charles Laughton and Fredric March.
    (SFC, 3/18/02, p.D6)

1935        The film "The Little Colonel" starred Shirley Temple and Lionel Barrymore. Temple did a dance with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1935        The film “The Littlest Rebel" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1935        The film "Lottery Lover" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1935        The film "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" starred Mary Brian and W.C. Fields.
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1935        Hollywood produced a film version of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by Shakespeare with James Cagney as Bottom and Mickey Rooney as Puck. It was the only sound film by the German director Max Reinhardt.
    (WSJ, 4/5/96, p.A6)(WSJ, 10/24/97, p.A20)

1935        The film "Mimi" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1935        Jimmy Stewart made his debut in the film "The Murder Man."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1935        The film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starred Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. It was directed by Frank Lloyd. It was rated #86 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFEC, 3/22/98, DB p.52)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1935        The film “The News Adventures of Tarzan" starred Herman Brix (1906-2007), former Olympic medalist (1928), as Tarzan. In his later film roles he worked under the name Bruce Bennet.
    (SFC, 3/1/07, p.B5)

1935        The Marx Brothers and Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910-2007) starred in "A Night at the Opera."
    (SFEC, 11/10/96, DB p.36)(SFC, 4/19/07, p.A2)

1935        The comedy film “No More Ladies" starred Joan Crawford and featured the debut of Joan Fontaine (1917-2013). It was directed by Edward H. Griffith and George Cukor.
    (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026787/)(SFC, 12/16/13, p.A7)

1935        The film “Our Little Girl" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1935        The film "The People’s Enemy" starred Sybil Trent, Melvyn Douglas, and Lila Lee.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.C7)

1935        The film "The President Vanishes" was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1935        The film “Princess Tam Tam" starred Josephine Baker.
    (SFC, 7/16/08, p.E3)

1935        The film "Roberta" starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1935        Henry Fonda starred in his first film based on the Walter D. Edmonds 1929 play "Rome Haul."
    (SFC, 1/29/98, p.B2)

1935        The film "Sanders of the River" starred Paul Robeson. He played the African leader, Bosambo.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1935        The film "The Scarlet Pimpernel" starred Leslie Howard and was based on the novel by Baroness Orczy.
    (WSJ, 11/12/97, p.A20)

1935        The British film "The Thirty-Nine Steps" starred Robert Donat and Madeleine Carrol. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (SSFC, 11/26/00, DB p.55)

1935        The film "To Beat the Band" featured Joy Hodges (d.2003 at 88.
    (SFC, 2/1/03, p.A19)

1935        The film "Top Hat" starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Irving Berlin wrote the score for the movie musical.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)(WSJ, 6/30/07, p.P6)

1935        The film "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" featured Gene Autry in his first starring role with Republic Pictures.
    (SFC, 10/3/98, p.A14)

1935        The film "Way Down East" was a remake of the 1920 silent classic. It starred Henry Fonda and Rochelle Hudson and was directed by Henry King.
    (TVM, 1975, p.634)

1936        The film "Accused" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "After the Thin Man."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The Mexican film "Alla en el Rancho" starred singer Tito Guizar (d.1999 at 91)
    (SFC, 12/27/99, p.C5)

1936        The film "Anthony Adverse" was produced. Wolfgang Korngold did the music score.
    (WSJ, 4/2/01, p.A20)

1936        The film "Big Town Girl" starred Claire Trevor as a woman on the run from her psycho husband.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Born to Dance."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The film "Camille" with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor was made.
    (SFC, 2/14/97, p.D5)

1936        The film “Captain January" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1936        The film “The Charge of the Light Brigade" was produced.
    (SFC, 4/17/07, p.D7)

1936        The film "China Clipper" with Humphrey Bogart was released. It had been shot in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFEC, 8/11/96, DB, p.39)

1936        The film "Come and Get It" starred Walter Brennan and Edward Arnold. It was directed by William Wyler and Howard Hawks and was based on the romance by Edna Ferber. Brennan won a best supporting Oscar.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)

1936        The film "The Devil-Doll" starred Lionel Barrymore.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)

1936        The film "The Devil Is a Sissy" starred Mickey Rooney, Jackie Cooper and Peggy Conklin.
    (MoTV, 1977, p.188)(SFC, 3/29/03, p.A12)

1936        The film "Devils on Horseback" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1936        The film “Dimples" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1936        The film "Dodsworth" was directed by William Wyler.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.54)(SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)

1936        The film "Follow the Fleet" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)

1936        The film "Fury" starred Sylvia Sidney and Spencer Tracy. It was directed by Fritz Lang.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.59)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "The Gorgeous Hussy."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The film "Go West Young Man" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1936        The film "The Great Ziegfeld" starred Luise Rainer as Anna Held, the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld. It won an Oscar for best picture.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.54)(SFEC, 9/26/99, DB p.44)

1936        The film "Heart of Spain" was made by Herbert Kline and Geza Karpathi.
    (SFC, 2/13/99, p.A24)

1936        The film "Jump for Glory" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1936        Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996) starred with Ray Milland in her first role in the film "Jungle Princess." 
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A6)

1936        The film "Klondike Annie" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1936        The film "The Last Journey" was directed by Bernard Vorhaus (d.2000).
    (SFC, 11/30/00, p.C8)

1936        The film "Last of the Mohicans" was produced in a sound version.
    (SFC, 8/16/97, p.A18)

1936        The film "Libeled Lady" starred Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow. It was directed by Jack Conway.
    (TVM, 1975, p.326)

1936        The film "Louis Pasteur" starred Paul Muni and Josephine Hutchinson.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.C3)

1936        The film "Man of the Moment" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1936        The film "Mary of Scotland" starred Florence Eldridge and Katharine Hepburn and was directed by John Ford. It was based on a play by Maxwell Anderson.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, DB p.45)

1936        The film "Master Hands" was produced and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1936        The film "Modern Times" starred Charlie Chaplin. It was rated #81 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 1/24/99, DB p.39)

1936        The film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" starred Muriel Evans (d.2000 at 90). It was later ranked 70th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)(SFC, 10/31/00, p.A25)

1936        The film "My Man Godfrey" starred Carole Lombard and William Powell. It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (SFEM, 2/8/98, p.8)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Next Time We Love."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The film “Night Mail" was directed by Harry Watt and Basil Wright. It depicted life on an English mail train.
    (WSJ, 11/11/06, p.P2)

1936        The film “The Old Corral" starred Gene Autry and featured the debut of Irene Manning (d.2004). This was the last time Autry kissed a leading lady on screen.
    (SFC, 6/1/04, B4)

1936        The German documentary film "Olympia" was made by Leni Riefenstahl.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A48)(SFC, 9/10/03, p.A19)

1936        The film “Our Gang Follies" featured the “Our Gang" (Little Rascals) kids.
    (SFC, 10/22/05, p.B5)

1936        The film “Palm Springs" starred Frances Langford in which she again sang “I’m In the Mood for Love."
    (SFC, 7/12/05, p.B5)

1936        The film "Parole" featured the debut of Anthony Quinn in a cameo role.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A17)

1936        The film "The Petrified Forest" with Humphrey Bogart was produced.
    (SFEC, 7/20/97, DB p.36)

1936        The film "The Plainsman" starred Anthony Quinn, Gary Cooper and Gene Arthur." It was directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cooper played Wild Bill Hickok and Arthur played Calamity Jane.
    (TVM, 1975, p.447)

1936        The film "The Plough and the Stars" was an adaptation of a Sean O’Casey play. It starred Barbara Stanwyck and Barry Fitzgerald and was directed by John Ford. it was about events in Ireland leading up to the 1916 uprising.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, DB p.57)

1936        The documentary film "The Plough That Broke the Plains" was a government film by Pare Lorentz on how overworked farmland contributed to the Dust Bowl disaster. It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A48)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1936        The film “Poor Little Rich Girl" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1936        The film “Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1936        The film "Ramona" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1936        The film "Romeo and Juliet" was produced.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Rose Marie."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The Alfred Hitchcock film "Sabotage" starred Sylvia Sidney and was based on the Joseph Conrad novel "The Secret Agent." The film was also called "A Woman Alone."
    (SFC, 12/20/96, p.C12)(SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1936        The film "San Francisco" starred Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald. It was directed by W.S. Van Dyke II.
    (TVM, 1975, p.494)

1936        The film "Satan Met a Lady" was a 2nd version of "The Maltese Falcon." The first was done in 1931 as "The Dangerous Female."
    (SFEC,11/2/97, DB p.63)

1936        The film "Secret Agent" starred John Gielgud.
    (SFC, 5/23/00, p.A13)

1936        The sci-fi film "The Shape of Things to Come" by William Cameron Menzies was made. H.G. Wells helped write the story.
    (SFEM, 2/2/97, p.6)(SFEM, 2/20/99, p.2)(SFEM, 12/19/99, p.16)

1936        The film "Showboat" was first produced and featured Paul Robeson and was directed by James Whale. A new version was made in 1951.
    (SFC, 9/12/96, p.E3)(SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1936        The film "Sing Baby Sing" starred John Barrymore and Alice Faye.
    (SFC, 11/18/96, p.A23)(SFEC, 5/10/98, p.C8)

1936        The film "The Song of Freedom" featured Elisabeth Welch (d.2003 at 99)
    (SFC, 7/18/03, p.A29)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Small Town Girl."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Speed."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1936        The film "Song of Freedom" starred Paul Robeson as John Zinga, a London dockworker. He demanded and won final cut approval after his disappointment with his previous film, "Sanders of the River."
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1936        The film “Stowaway" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1936        The film "Swing Time" starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in blackface as a tribute to Bill Robinson. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 5/24/99, p.D5)(SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.48)(SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1936        The film "Sylvia Scarlett" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1936        The film "Tarzan Escapes" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1936        The film "The Tender Enemy" was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1936        The Dutch film "The Trouble With Money" was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1936        The film "Wife vs. Secretary" starred Clark Gable, Myna Loy, Jean Harlow and Jimmy Stewart.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC, 4/18/99, DB p.44)

1936        The film "A Woman Rebels" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1936        Irving G. Thalberg, film producer and husband to actress Norma Shearer (d.1983), died of pneumonia. In 1937 Hollywood established the Thalberg Memorial Award people whose work reflected a "consistently high quality."
    (WSJ, 2/9/01, p.W1)(SSFC, 7/25/04, Par p.2)

1937        The first "Dead End Kids" film was made with Huntz Hall as Dippy and Leo Gorcey as Spit.
    (SFC, 2/2/99, p.A19)

1937        The film "The Awful Truth" starred Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Leo McCarey and later remade as the musical "Let’s Do It Again."
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, DB p.41)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.59)(TVM, 1975, p.27)

1937        Film director Paul Fejos went to Madagascar and the Seychelles to shoot film. He produced 30 documentaries that included: "Beauty Care in the Jungle," "The Bilo," and "Dance Contest at Esira."
    (NH, 11/96, p.94)

1937        The film "Big Fella" starred Paul Robeson and Elisabeth Welch (d.2003). It was based on the 1929 novel "Banjo."
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)(SFC, 7/18/03, p.A29)

1937        The film "Black Doll" starred Donald Woods and Nan Grey.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1937        The short film “Bored of Education" won an Oscar for best one-reel short subject. It featured the “Our Gang" kids.
    (SFC, 10/22/05, p.B5)

1937        The costume drama film "Camille" starred Greta Garbo.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)(SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)

1937        The film "Captains Courageous" starred Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew. It was based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. Tracy won an Oscar for his role.
    (WSJ, 2/17/99, p.A20)(SFEC, 7/11/99, DB p.41)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.60)

1937        The film "Champagne Waltz" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1937        The film "Damsel in Distress" was directed by George Stevens. It starred Fred Astaire, George Burns and Gracie Allen. It was based on the 1919 novel by P.G. Wodehouse. It was dramatized in 1928 and scored for film by George and Ira Gershwin.
    (TVM, 1975, p.123)(WSJ, 7/29/98, p.A13)   

1937        The film "A Day at the Races" starred the Marx Brothers and Maureen O’Sullivan. It was released June 11.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)(SC, 6/11/02)

1937        The film "Dead End" starred Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor and Humphrey Bogard. It was directed by William Wyler.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.C14)

1937        The comedy film "Easy Living" starred Jean Arthur and Ray Milland. It was written by Preston Sturges and directed by Mitchell Leisen.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1937        The film “Elephant Boy" starred Indian actor Sabu.
    (SFC, 8/16/13, p.C3)

1937        The film "Every Day’s a Holiday" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1937        The film “Family Affair" starred Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy. Margaret Marquis played the role of Polly Benedikt, the girl next door. There were a total of 16 Andy Hardy movies.
    (SFC, 6/15/12, p.C5)

1937        The film "Fire Over England" starred Flora Robson, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was about events surrounding the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, DB p.45)

1937        The film "The Good Earth" starred Louise Rainer and was based on the book by Pearl S. Buck. Rainer won an Oscar for her role.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, DB p.44)

1937        The film "Grand Illusion" starred Eric von Stroheim and was directed by Jean Renoir.
    (SFEC, 8/22/99, DB p.55)(SFC, 2/24/00, p.A20)

1937        The film "Heidi" starred Shirley Temple.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1937        A newsreel film of the Hindenburg Disaster was made.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1937        The film "History Is Made at Night" starred Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur.
    (SFEC, 11/29/98, DB p.48)

1937        The film "Hit the Saddle" featured Rita Hayworth.
    (SFEC, 9/7/97, DB p.60)

1937        The film "The Hurricane" starred Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996) and was directed by John Ford. It was about corrupt white men on a South Pacific island.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A6)(WSJ, 3/19/98, p.R4)

1937        The film "Jericho" starred Paul Robeson. It was also known as "Dark Sands."
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1937        The film "Kid Galahad" by Michael Curtiz was produced. it was remade in 1962 with Elvis Presley.
    (SFEC, 8/3/97, DB p.35)

1937        The film "King Solomon’s Mines" starred Paul Robeson and Anna Lee (d.2004). It was based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1937        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "The Last Gangster."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1937        The film "The Life of Emile Zola" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFEM, 3/19/00, p.24)(SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1937        The film "The Life of the Party" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1937        Frank Capra produced the film classic "Lost Horizon," and used Ojai, Calif. as the site for the mythical Shangri-La. Jane Wyatt (1910-2006) starred as the lover of Ronald Colman.
    (AAM, 3/96, p.46)(SFC, 10/23/06, p.B3)

1937        The film “Love Is on the Air" featured Ronald Reagan in his 1st film.
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, A14)

1937        The film "Melody for Two" featured the debut of Donald O'Connor (11).
    (SSFC, 9/28/03, p.A33)

1937        The film "A Million to One" starred Joan Fontaine.
    (SFC, 1/15/03, p.A19)

1937        Feb 5, The 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," was released. [see 1936]
    (MC, 2/5/02)

1937        The film "My Man Godfrey" starred Carole Lombard and William Powell. A wacky heiress hires a homeless man to be her butler.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.54)

1937        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Navy Blue and Gold."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1937        The film "New Faces of 1937" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1937        The short film “Night in Manhattan" featured an appearance by Glenn Ford.
    (SFC, 8/31/06, p.B7)

1937        The film "Night Must Fall" was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, DB p.37)

1937        The film "Nothing Sacred" with Carole Lombard was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)

1937        The film "No Time to Marry" was screen written by Paul Jerrico.
    (SFC,10/30/97, p.A26)

1937        The film “The Prince and the Pauper" starred Errol Flynn and the twins, Bobby (d.2007 and Billy (d.2006) Mauch. It was based on a story by Mark Twain.
    (SFC, 10/27/07, p.B5)

1937        The film "The Prisoner of Zenda" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1937        The film "Quality Street" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1937        A newsreel film of the Republic Steel strike riots was made.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1937        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Seventh Heaven."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1937        The film "Shall We Dance" starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1937        The film "She's Dangerous" was starred Tala Birell and Cesar Romero. Birell plays an undercover agent who joins a gang run by Romero.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1937        Dec 21, Walt Disney’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premiered as the 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon. It was re-released in 1987. It was rated #49 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/swfilms.html)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1937        The Western film "Springtime in the Rockies" starred Gene Autry and George Montgomery.
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)

1937        The film "Stage Door" starred Katharine Hepburn, Andrea Leeds, Ann Miller and Ginger Rogers. It was directed by Gregory La Cava.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)(TVM, 1975, p.542)(SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1937        The film "A Star Is Born" starred Janet Gaynor and was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFC, 11/8/00, p.D1)

1937        The adventure serial film “Tim Tyler’s Luck" starred Frankie Thomas.
    (SFC, 5/17/06, p.B7)

1937        The film "Topper" was a ghost movie. It starred Gary Cooper and Hoagy Carmichael. It was directed by Norman Z. McLeod and based on a novel by Thorne Smith.
    (TVM, 1975, p.600)(SFEC, 4/26/98, p.56)(WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A24)

1937        The film "Vogues of 1938" starred Walter Baxter, Joan Bennett and Hedda Hopper and was directed by Irving Cummings. Virginia Verrill (d.1999 at 82) sang "That Old Feeling."
    (SFC, 1/26/99, p.A24)(TVM, 1975, p.627)

1937        The film “Wee Willie Winkle" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1937        The film "When Thief Meets Thief" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1937        The French film "Yoshiwara" was set in Japan and directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1937        The film "You Only Live Once" starred Sylvia Sidney. It was directed by Fritz Lang.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.D6)

1937        The film “You’re Only Young Once" starred Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy. It also featured Ann Rutherford (1917-2012).
    (SFC, 6/15/12, p.C5)

1938        Dec 28, Florence Lawrence (b.1890), silent movie film star, committed suicide in Beverly Hills, Ca.
    (ON, 4/06, p.6)(http://cemeteryguide.com/lawrence.html)

1938        The film "The Adventures of Robin Hood" was produced with Olivia de Haviland riding Trigger, the horse of Roy Rogers. Wolfgang Korngold did the music score.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.E3)(SFEC, 7/6/97, Z1 p.6)(WSJ, 4/2/01, p.A20)

1938        The film "Alexander’s Ragtime Band" was directed by Henry King and starred Tyrone Power, Don Ameche and Alice Faye. It featured the music of Irving Berlin.
    (TVM, 1975, p.276)(SFEC, 5/10/98, p.C8)

1938        Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer starred in the romantic film "Algiers." It was Lamarr's first Hollywood film and she hardly spoke English.
    (WSJ, 2/21/97, p.B15B)(SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)(SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1938        The film "Angels With Dirty Faces" starred Huntz Hall, Ann Sheridan, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. It was directed by Michael Curtiz.
    (TVM, 1975, p.18)(SFC, 2/2/99, p.A19)

1938        The film “Around the Corner" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1938        The film "The Big Broadcast" starred Bob Hope in his 1st film, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye and Tito Guizar. It featured the song "Thanks for the Memory."
    (SFC, 12/27/99, p.C5)(WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)

1938        The film "Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife" starred Gary Cooper and David Niven. It was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFEM, 2/8/98, p.8)(SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.54)

1938        The film "Boy Meets Girl" featured Joy Hodges, as a mentor to Ronald Reagan.
    (SFC, 2/1/03, p.A19)

1938        The film "Boys Town" starred Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. It was directed by Norman Taurog. Tracy won an Oscar for his role.
    (TVM, 1975, p.67)(SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.60)

1938        The 3* comedy film "Bringing Up Baby" was directed by Howard Hawks and starred Katharine Hepburn and Carry Grant. It was rated #97 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (TVM, 1975, p.71)(SFC, 1/30/98, p.E17)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1938        The film "Broadway Melody" with Judy Garland was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1938        The film “Brother Rat" featured Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
    (SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1938        The film “The Buccaneer" featured Evelyn Keyes (1916-2008) in her first film. It was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    (SFC, 7/12/08, p.B5)

1938        The film "A Christmas Carol" with Reginald Owen as Scrooge was produced by MGM.
    (SFC,12/19/97, p.C20)

1938        The film "College Swing" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1938        The documentary film "Crises" was made by Herbert Kline. It was about the German conquest of Czechoslovakia.
    (SFC, 2/13/99, p.A24)

1938        The film "Gangs of New York" was screen written in part by Samuel Fuller (d.1997 at 86).
    (SFC,11/1/97, p.A17)

1938        The film "Give Me a Sailor" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1938        The film "The Goldwyn Follies" featured ballet dancer Vera Zorina (1917-2003).
    (SFC, 4/22/03, A21)

1938        Film director Paul Fejos went to Thailand to shoot the film "A Handful of Rice."
    (NH, 11/96, p.94)

1938        The film "Having Wonderful Time" starred Red Skelton, Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Peggy Conklin. It was directed by Alfred Santell.
    (SFC, 9/18/97, p.C2)(TVM, 1975, p.238)

1938        The film "Her Jungle Love" starred Dorothy Lamour.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1938        The film "Holiday" starred Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn and was directed by George Cukor. It was based on a play by Phillip Barry.
    (WSJ, 5/29/98, p.W4)

1938        Marcel Carne (1906-1990), French film director, shot his first masterpiece, "Hotel du Nord." His style became known as "poetic realism."
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A28)

1938        The film “Idiot’s Delight" starred Clark Gable, Norma Shearer and Virginia Grey (1917-2004). It was directed by Clarence Brown and was based on a play by Robert Sherwood.
    (MoTV, 1977, p.344)

1938        The film "If I Were King" starred Ronald Colman and Basil Rathbone and was directed by Preston Sturges. It was about the French poet and revolutionary Francois Villon.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1938        The film "In Old Chicago" was directed by Henry King and starred Tyrone Power and Alice Faye.
    (TVM, 1975, p.276)(SFEC, 5/10/98, p.C8)

1938        The film "Jezebel" starred Bette Davis and was directed by William Wyler.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)(SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)

1938        The film "Joy of Living" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1938        The film "Kentucky" starred Walter Brennan. Brennan received an Oscar.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)

1938        The film "Kicking the Moon Around" starred Maureen O'Hara.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)

1938        The film "Lady in the Morgue" was about a stolen female corpse.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1938        The film "Little Miss Broadway" starred Shirley Temple, George Murphy and Jimmy Durante.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1938        A "Lone Ranger" serial picture was produced.
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)

1938        The film "Love Finds Andy Hardy" starred Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)(SFC, 2/23/01, p.C15)

1938        The film "A Man to Remember" was directed by Garsin Kanin (25).
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, p.D8)

1938        The newsreel film "March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany" was made. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1938        The costume drama film "Marie Antoinette" was produced.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)

1938        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Of Human Hearts."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1938        The film “Our Day" was produced. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1938        The film "Porky in Wackyland" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1938        The film "The President’s Mystery" was produced based on a book that was based on a story idea by Franklin Roosevelt.
    (SFEC, 11/3/96, DB p.51)

1938        The film "Pygmalion" starred Wendy Hiller (d.2003 at 90).
    (SFC, 5/17/03, p.A16)

1938        The film "Radio City Revels" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1938        The film "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" starred Shirley Temple, Jack Haley Gloria Stuart, Randolph Scott and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1938        The film "Remember the Night" with Barbara Stanwyck was directed by Mitchell Leisen.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.36)

1938        The film "Room Service" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1938        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "The Shopworn Angel."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1938        The film "Spring Madness" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1938        The film "Suez" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1938        The Romanian documentary film "Tara Motilor" by Paul Calinescu won the documentary section at the Venice Film Festival.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E2)

1938        The film "Tarnished Angel" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1938        The film "Thanks for the Memory" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1938        The MGM short "That Mother Might Live" was directed by Fred Zinnemann and won an Oscar.
    (SFC, 3/15/97, p.A19)

1938        The film "Three Comrades" with Margaret Sullavan was screen-written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)

1938        The film "Tom Sawyer - Detective" starred Donald O'Connor.
    (SSFC, 9/28/03, p.A33)

1938        The film "Trade Winds" starred Ann Sothern and Fredric March. It was directed by Tay Garnett.
    (SFC, 3/17/01, p.A23)(TVM, 1975, p.603)

1938        The film "Under Western Stars" featured the premier of Roy Rogers.
    (SFC, 7/7/98, p.D5)

1938        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Vivacious Lady."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1938        The film "A Yank at Oxford" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1938        The Fritz Lang noir musical "You and Me" starred George Raft and Sylvia Sydney as parolees who fall in love. It featured music by Kurt Weill.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)

1938        The film "You Can’t Take It With You" starred Jimmy Stewart and Ann Miller and was directed by Frank Capra. It was based on a play by George Kaufman and Moss Hart and won an Oscar.
    (TVM, 1975, p.662)(SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1938        The film "Young Dr. Kildare" with Lew Ayres was produced. Lionel Barrymore played the older Dr. Gillespie. Laraine Day (1920-2007) played nurse Mary Lamont in the Kildare film series.
    (SFC, 12/31/96, p.A20)(SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)

1938-1939    The film "Trance and Dance in Bali" was produced and added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1939        The film “Babes in Arms" starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. It was directed by Busby Berkeley.
    (SFC, 4/7/14, p.A6)(TVM, 1977, p.43)

1939        Batman began playing in movie theaters.
    (SFC, 9/1/96, z1 p.2)

1939        The film "Beau Geste" starred Donald O'Connor and was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SSFC, 9/28/03, p.A33)

1939        The film "The Cat and the Canary" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1939        The documentary film "The City" was directed by Willard Van Dyke and Ralph Steiner. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1939        The film "Code of the Secret Service" starred Ronald Reagan.
    (SFC, 9/3/02, p.A20)

1939        The film "Dark Victory" starred Geraldine Fitzgerald (d.2005) Ronald Reagan and Bette Davis as a spoiled socialite with an incurable brain tumor.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)(SSFC, 3/11/01, DB p.53)(SFC, 7/20/05, p.B7)

1939        The film "Daughters Courageous" was produced.
    (WSJ, 3/6/97, p.A12)

1939        Jimmy Stewart starred in the comedy film "Destry Rides Again."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1939        The film "Drums Along the Mohawk" starred Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert and was directed by John Ford. It was based on the 1936 Walter D. Edmonds novel.
    (SFC, 1/29/98, p.B2)

1939        The film "Four Daughters" was produced.
    (WSJ, 3/6/97, p.A12)

1939        The animated film "Gulliver's Travels" by Max Fleischer was adapted from the Jonathan Swift novel. It was the No. 3 box office hit of the hear.
    (SFEC, 10/24/99, DB p.46)

1939        The film "Gone With the Wind" starred Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara. It also featured Olivia de Havilland as Melanie and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler. The film was directed by Victor Fleming and produced by David Selznick. It had its world premiere in Atlanta on Dec 15. In 1996 dollars it grossed an estimated $859 mil. Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for her performance and Leigh won for best actress. It was rated # 4 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1939)(SFC, 7/12/96, p.D11)(SFC, 3/25/97, p.A15)(SFC, 10/10/97, p.C12) (AP, 12/15/97)(HN, 2/23/98)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)
    http://www.bigstar.com/search/detail.ff?pid=1008591

1939        The film "Gunga Din" with Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Cary Grant was partly shot in the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine, Ca. It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (SFEM, 2/2/97, p.6)(SFEC, 8/17/97, p.T9)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1939        The film “Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence" featured the debut of Glenn Ford. It was directed by Ricardo Cortez.
    (SFC, 8/31/06, p.B7)

1939        The film "The Housekeeper's Daughter" featured Victor Mature in his first film.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1939        Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara as Esmeralda  starred in William Dieterle’s black and white version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" produced by Pandro S. Berman.
    (WSJ, 6/21/96, p.A12)(SFC, 7/14/96, p.C8)(SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.36)

1939        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Ice Follies."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1939        The film "In Name Only" starred Cary Grant and Carole Lombard. Lovers in an adulterous relationship are prevented from marrying by a heartless wife.
    (SFC, 2/6/98, p.C14)

1939        The film "Intermezzo" starred Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman in her movie debut. It was about a concert violinist who falls in love with a beautiful pianist.
    (SFC, 2/6/98, p.C14)

1939        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "It’s a Wonderful World."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1939        The film "Jamaica Inn" starred Maureen O'Hara.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)

1939        The film "Jesse James" starred Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power. It was directed by Henry King. A horse was forced to leap to its death during the making of the film. This sparked the creation of The American Humane Association’s Film and Television Unit in 1940 to monitor animal use on movie sets.
    (WSJ, 9/6/01, p.A20)(TVM, 1975, p.291)(SFC, 3/17/06, p.E9)

1939        The film "Lady of the Tropics" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1939        The film "The Little Princess" starred Shirley Temple. It was based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)

1939        The film "Love Affair" was written in part by Donald Ogden Stewart, who was later blacklisted during the McCarthy era. It was remade into the 1957 movie "An Affair to Remember," that starred Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant
    (SFC, 10/3/97, p.C10)

1939        The film "Mad About Music" was produced. It featured child star Joanne Tree Winship (d.1997).
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A15)

1939        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Made for Each Other."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1939        The film "Midnight" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1939        The film "Mr. Moto on Danger Island" starred Peter Lorre. The film featured the line by Warren Hymer: "It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity."
    (SFEC, 4/6/97, Z1 p.5)

1939        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" directed by Frank Capra. It was the 2nd film in his populist trilogy. It was rated #29 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 7/4/98, p.E4)

1939        The documentary film "Navajo Silversmithing" was produced by John Adair (d.1997 at 84).
    (SFEC,12/21/97, p.B6)

1939        The film "Never Say Die" starred Bob Hope and Martha Raye. It was co-written by Preston Sturges.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1939        The film "Ninotchka" with Greta Garbo was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and written by Billy Wilder. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1939        The film "No Tomorrow" starred Edwige Feuillere as a Montmartre stripper struggling to raise her son. It was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1939        The film "Nothing Sacred" starred Carole Lombard.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.D1)

1939        The Italian film "Ossessione" (Obsession) featured the debut of Massimo Giroti (d.2003 at 84). It was a loose adaptation of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and was directed by Luchino Visconti.
    (SFC, 1/11/03, p.A17)

1939        The film "Of Mice and Men" starred Burgess Meredith (d.1997) and Lon Chaney Jr. Music was by Aaron Copland. It was directed by Lewis Milestone and was based on the novel by John Steinbeck..
    (HIR, 9/11/97, p.5B)(SFEC, 6/21/98, DB p.51)   

1939        The film "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" starred Bette Davis and Errol Flynn as the British Queen and John Brown. It was based on the Maxwell Anderson play.
    (WSJ, 7/18/97, p.A13)(SFEC, 3/21/99, DB p.45)

1939        The French film "Rules of the Game" was directed by Jean Renoir. It was later considered the greatest movie ever made.
    (WSJ, 3/2/04, p.D4)

1939        The film "Rulers of the Sea" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1939        The film "Some Like It Hot" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1939        The film "A Star Is Born" was directed by David O. Selznick.
    (WSJ, 2/26/98, p.B1)

1939        The John Ford film "Stagecoach" starred John Wayne, Claire Trevor (d.2000) and Thomas Mitchell. It was Trevor’s first film. Mitchell received an Oscar for supporting actor. It was rated #63 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFEC, 2/23/97, BR p.1)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.C14)

1939        The Japanese film "The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums" by Kenji Mizoguchi was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/29/96, DB p.63)

1939        The film "The Sun Never Sets" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1939        The film “Susannah of the Mounties" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1939        The film "Tarzan Finds a Son" starred Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1939        The film "Twelve Crowded Hours" starred Lucille Ball and Dorothy Lee.
    (SFC, 7/1/99, p.C4)

1939        The film "Winter Carnival" starred Bob Allen (d.1998 at 92).
    (SFC, 10/13/98, p.A22)

1939        Judy Garland starred in the film "The Wizard of Oz" and featured the song "Over the Rainbow" by Yip Harburg. The film was directed by Victor Fleming. It was based on the book by L. Frank Baum. It was rated #6 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2001 it was rated the #43 most thrilling film.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1939) (MT, 10/94, P. Ephross, p.15)(SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37) (HN, 2/23/98)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 6/14/01, p.E5)

1939        George Cukor directed the film "The Women." It starred Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine and Paulette Goddard. It was based on a play by Clare Boothe Luce and adopted by writers Anita Loos Jane Murfin, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Donald Ogden Stweart. It was remade in 1956 as "The Opposite Sex." In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry. Another remake was done in 2008.
    (SFC, 7/8/96, p.E5)(SFEC, 3/9/96, Par p.2)(SFEC,11/2/97, DB p.62)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.45)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)(SFC, 9/12/08, p.E8)

1939        The film "Wuthering Heights" was directed by William Wyler. It was rated #73 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1939        The film "Young Mr. Lincoln" starred Henry Fonda and was directed by John Ford.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1939        Hollywood turned out an average of 2 motion pictures a day in this year.
    (SFEC, 3/28/99, Z1 p.8)

1940        Mar 1, In the 12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat and Vivien Leigh won.
    (SC, 3/1/02)

1940        The film “An Angel from Texas" featured Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
    (SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1940        The film "Andy Hardy Meets Debutante" starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland."
    (SFC, 2/11/02, p.b5)

1940        The film "Arise My Love" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1940        The film "The Bank Dick" starred W.C. Fields. It was set in Lompoc, Ca.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.54)(SSFC, 12/7/03, p.C5)

1940        The film “The Bluebird" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1940        The film "Boom Town" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1940        The film "The Boys from Syracuse" was based on a Broadway hit.
    (SFC, 5/29/03, p.A19)

1940        The film “Brother Rat and Baby," a sequel to the 1938 “Brother Rat," again starred Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
    (SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1940        The film "Chad Hanna" starred Henry Fonda and Dorothy Lamour and was directed by Henry King. It was about 1800s circus life in central New York and was based on the Walter D. Edmonds novel.
    (SFC, 1/29/98, p.B2)

1940        The film "Christmas in July" starred Dick Powell and was directed by Preston Sturges.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1940        The Canadian film "Churchill's Island" was produced by the NFB and won the NFB's 1st Oscar in 1941.
    (WSJ, 1/13/00, p.A20)

1940        The Western film "The Cisco and the Lady" featured George Montgomery (d.2000 at 84).
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)

1940        The film “Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort, S.C., May 1940" was a set of field recordings of music and services of the Gullah community. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)

1940        The film "Comrade X" starred Hedy Lamarr and Clark Gable.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1940        The film "Contraband" starred Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson. It was directed by Michael Powell.
    (USAT, 8/27/99, p.11E)

1940        The film "Dance, Girl, Dance" starred Maureen O'Hara. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1940        The film "Down Argentine Way" starred Don Ameche, Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. It also featured the tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)(SSFC, 1/29/06, p.B7)

1940        The film "Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet" starred Edward G. Robinson. The scientific breakthrough of creating a cure for venereal disease was dramatized. Robinson, an accomplished character actor best known for his Hollywood gangster roles, played the part of German chemist Paul Ehrlich. The film tells the true story of the 19th century scientist who, despite opposition from the medical establishment, developed a vaccine for syphilis. The film itself met with controversy because syphilis was thought to be an inappropriate--even scandalous--film topic in 1940. Film historian and critic Leonard Maltin describes the film as "surprisingly compelling" crediting the strong performance by Robinson and a solid script by a team of writers including John Huston.
    (HNQ, 3/21/01)

1940        The Walt Disney animated movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere in New York on Nov 13. It was rated #58 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (AP, 11/13/97)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1940        The film "The Fighting 69th" starred Pat O’Brien and James Cagney.
    (SFC, 9/3/02, p.A20)

1940        The film "Four Sons" starred Ragnar Qvale and Don Ameche. It was directed by Archie Mayo and was about a Czech family affected by the Nazi rise to power.
    (SFC, 10/2/01, p.A15)

1940        The French film "From Mayerling to Serajevo" starred John Cabot Lodge as Archduke Ferdinand and Edwige Feuillere as Czech Countess Sophie Chotek. It was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1940        The film "Ghostbreakers" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1940        The film “Go West" starred the Marx Brothers and June MacCloy (1909-2005).
    (SFC, 5/19/05, p.B7)

1940        The film "The Grapes of Wrath" starred Henry Fonda. It was directed by John Ford and was produced by Daryl Zanuck. Ford won a best director Oscar. It was based on the novel by John Steinbeck. It was rated #21 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 8/7/97, p.A18)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 6/21/98, DB p.51)

1940        The film "The Great Dictator" with Charlie Chaplin was produced.
    (WSJ, 7/17/96, p.A12)

1940        The film "The Great McGinty" starred Brian Donlevy and was directed by Preston Sturges.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1940        The film "The Great Profile" starred John Barrymore and stunt man Russell Saunders (d.2001).
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.D5)

1940        The film "Green Hell" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1940        The serial film "Heroes of the West" starred Julie Bishop.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A21)

1940        The film "He Stayed for Breakfast" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1940        The film "His Girl Friday" was ranked 19th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1940        The film "Hollywood Inn" with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire was produced. The musical score was by Paul Weston (1912-1996). Mr. Weston was the founder of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He also wrote the song "Day by Day."
    (SFC, 9/24/96, p.B2)

1940        The film "Johnny Apollo" starred Anthony Caruso (d.2003 at 86) in his 1st move role.
    (SFC, 4/5/03, p.A14)

1940        The film “Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" starred Ginger Rogers. It was written by Dalton Trumbo. Rogers won an academy award for her role.
    (SFC, 3/3/05, p.E3)(SSFC, 1/1/06, p.B6)

1940        Ronald Reagan and Pat O’Brian starred in the film "Knute Rockne, All American." Here is where we hear Reagan exclaim: "Win one for the Gipper" a reference to George Gipp.
    (SFC, 7/14/96, DB p.32)(SFEC, 11/3/96, DB p.54)(SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F3)

1940        The musical film "Lady Be Good" starred Ann Sothern and Robert Young. Sothern sang "The Last Time I Saw Paris." The Kern-Hammerstein song won the 1941 Academy Award for best song.
    (SFC, 3/17/01, p.A23)(TVM, 1975, p.312)

1940        The film "The Letter" with Bette Davis and Gale Sondergaard was produced.
    (SFC, 2/20/98, p.C13)

1940        The documentary film "Lights Out in Europe" was made by Herbert Kline. It documented Hitler's invasion of Poland.
    (SFC, 2/13/99, p.A24)

1940        The film "Major Barbara" starred Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller and Deborah Kerr. It was directed by Gabriel Pascal and based on a work by Bernard Shaw.
    (SFC, 5/17/03, p.A16)(SFC, 10/19/07, p.A11)

1940        The film "Meet John Doe" was directed by Frank Capra.
    (SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.48)

1940        The film "Melody Ranch" starred Ann Miller. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)(SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1940        The film "The Mortal Storm" starred Jimmy Stewart and Robert Young as a vicious Nazi.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFC, 7/23/98, p.C4)

1940        The film "The Mummy's Hand" starred Tom Tyler and Peggy Moran.
    (SFEC, 5/16/99, DB p.56)(SFC, 11/2/02, p.A22)

1940        The film “My Favorite Wife" starred Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Robert Wise.
    (SFC, 9/16/05, p.B8)

1940        The film "My Little Chickadee" starred W.C. Fields and Mae West.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.54)(SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.50)

1940        The film "Northwest Passage" starred Robert Young and Spencer Tracy.
    (SFC, 7/23/98, p.C4)

1940        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "No Time for Comedy."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1940        The film "One Million B.C." starred Victor Mature as the prehistoric hunter, Tumak.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1940        The film "Our Town" starred Martha Scott (d.2003 at 90). It was based on Thornton Wilder's play.
    (SFEC, 5/30/99, DB p.46)

1940        The British film "Pastor Hall" was based on the story of Martin Neimuller, a German clergyman killed by the Nazis. It was produced by the twin Boulting brothers. John Bolting died in 1985, Roy Bolting died in 2001.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A19)

1940        "The Philadelphia Story" with James Stewart, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn was produced. Stewart won the Best Actor Oscar in 1941 for his role. It was based on the 1939 musical by Philip Barry. It was rated #51 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. It was later made into the 1956 musical film "High Society."
    (WSJ, 5/20/97, p.A18)(SFEC, 8/24/97, DB p.39)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 5/30/99, DB p.46)

1940        The Italian film "Piccolo Mondo Antico" was directed Mario Soldati.
    (SFC, 6/24/99, p.A25)

1940        The film "Pinocchio" was produced. Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premiered in NYC on Feb 7.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(MC, 2/7/02)

1940        "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin was made into a movie starring Lawrence Olivier, Greer Garson and Maureen O’Sullivan by MGM. Ann Rutherford played one of the marriage-eligible Bennet sisters.  
    (WSJ, 10/6/95, p.A8) (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)(SFC, 6/15/12, p.C5)

1940        The film "Proud Valley" starred Paul Robeson. It was based on the true story of a black miner from West Virginia who traveled to England and worked in a Welsh coal mine.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1940        The March of Time documentary-drama "The Ramparts We Watch" featured the film debut of Andrea King (Georgette Mckee, born as Georgette Andre Barry).
    (SFC, 5/9/03, p.A22)

1940        The film "Rebecca" starred Joan Fontaine. This was Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood movie. It won a 1940 Oscar for best film.
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, DB p.55)(SFC, 12/16/13, p.A7)

1940        The film "Remember the Night" with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck was directed by Mitchell Leisen with the screenplay by Preston Sturges. A prosecutor brings home a shoplifter during the Christmas recess.
    (SFC,12/19/97, p.C21)(SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1940        The film "Road to Singapore" starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
    (SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1940        The film "Rhythm of the River" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1940        The film "Safari" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1940        The film "Santa Fe Trail" starred Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan.
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, A26)

1940        The film "Sea Hawk" starred Errol Flynn and Flora Robson. Flynn played a pirated terrorizing Spanish ships.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, DB p.45)

1940        The film "Shipyard Sally" was produced.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.B2)

1940        Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan starred in the Ernst Lubitsch film "The Shop Around the Corner." It was remade in 1949 as "In the Good Old Summertime." It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC,11/2/97, DB p.60)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1940        The Italian film "St. John the Baptist Beheaded" starred Toto.
    (SFC, 1/31/01, p.D1)

1940        The film "The Stranger on the Third Floor" was produced.
    (WSJ, 6/21/99, p.A24)

1940        The documentary film "Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse" was shot by Barney Elliot and co-workers. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1940        The film “They Knew What They Wanted" starred Charles Laughton, William Gargan and Carole Lombard set in the wine country of Napa, Ca.
    (SFC, 6/22/06, p.F3)

1940        The film "Tin Pan Alley" featured the tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)

1940        The Alexander Korda film "The Thief of Baghdad" was produced.
    (WSJ, 5/9/97, p.A16)

1940        The film "Too Many Girls" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1940        The film “Tugboat Annie Sails Again" featured Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
    (SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1940        The film “Two Gun Sheriff" starred Lynn Merrick (1921-2007) and Don Barry.
    (SFC, 4/3/07, p.D5)

1940        The film "Waterloo Bridge" starred Vivien Leigh as a doomed ballerina.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)

1940        The film "The Westerner" starred Walter Brennan and was directed by William Wyler. Brennan received an Oscar for his role.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)

1940        The cartoon "A Wild Hare" with Bugs Bunny marked the beginning of the Bugs Bunny series by Fred "Tex" Avery along with the rhetorical "What’s up, Doc?"
    (SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.6)

1940        The film “Young People" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1940        Film director Paul Fejos went up the headwaters of the Amazon River and lived for a year with the Yagua Indian Ant Clan. Together with Unchi, the clan’s shaman, he made his final film, "The Yagua."
    (NH, 11/96, p.95)

1940        The "Dead End Kids" moved to the Warner Bros. Studio and became the "East Side Kids." The group included Huntz Hall (d.1999), Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell, Billy Halop, and Bobby Jordan. After WW II the group moved to Monogram Pictures and made 49 films as the "Bowery Boys."
    (SFC, 2/2/99, p.A19)

Films 1941

1941        Jun 9, Production began on “The Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade. The film was directed by John Huston (34).
    (SFCM, 2/6/05, p.10)
1941        Oct 3, The film "Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, opened. It was directed by John Huston (34).
    (HN, 10/3/00)(SFCM, 2/6/05, p.10)

1941        The film "Adam Had Four Sons" starred Richard Denning, Ingrid Bergman and Susan Hayward. It was directed by Gregory Ratoff.
    (SFC, 10/13/98, p.A22)(TVM, 1975, p.4)   

1941        The noir horror film "Among the Living" starred Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer and Albert Dekker. It was directed by Stuart Heisler.
    (SFEM, 10/25/98, p.4)

1941        The film "Babes on Broadway" starred Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
    (SFC, 2/23/01, p.C15)

1941        The film "Ball of Fire" was ranked 92nd most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1941        The film "Blood and Sand" was directed by Rouben Mamoulian. The remake starred Tyrone Power.
    (SFC, 12/7/01, p.A28)

1941        The film "Caught in the Draft" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1941        The film Cheers for "Miss Bishop" was produced. It featured child star Joanne Tree Winship (d.1997).
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A15)

1941        Orson Welles at 24 produced "Citizen Kane" with Joseph Cotten. Randolph Hearst attempted to bury the film by banning all advertising in his newspapers. One in five Americans read a Hearst paper at this time. Citizen Kane won an Academy Award. A PBS special from the American Experience covered the story in 1996. His biography, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thompson, was published in 1996. It was rated # 1 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (WSJ, 1/25/96, p.A16)(TMC, 1994, p.1941)(SFC, 6/9/96, BR p.15)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D) http://www.bigstar.com/search/detail.ff?pid=1004218

1941        The film "Come Live With Me" starred Jimmy Stewart and Hedy Lamarr. Stewart plays a writer who marries Lamarr to keep her from being deported.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1941        The film "The Corsican Brothers" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ruth Warrick.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)(SFC, 1/19/05, p.B7)

1941        The comedy film "The Devil and Miss Jones" starred Charles Coburn as J.P. Merrick, the richest man in the world.
    (WSJ, 9/3/99, p.W1)

1941        The Disney animated film "Dumbo, the Flying Elephant" was based on a story by Helen Aberson Mayer (d.1999 at 91).
    (SFC, 4/12/99, p.A23)

1941        The Disney animated film "Fantasia" featured the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski.
    (WSJ, 8/6/97, p.A12)

1941        The film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starred Spencer Tracy.
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, DB p.58)

1941        The film "The Forgotten Village" was made by Herbert Kline. He was assisted by John Steinbeck in the story about peasant life in Mexico.
    (SFC, 2/13/99, p.A24)

1941        The film "The Gay Sisters" starred Barbara Stanwyck and was the directing debut for Irving Rapper.
    (SFC, 12/30/99, p.C6)

1941        The film "Go West, Young Lady" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1941        The film "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" was an angel movie with Robert Montgomery as an injured boxer brought to heaven prematurely. It also featured Evelyn Keyes.
    (SFEC, 4/26/98, DB p.56)(SFC, 7/12/08, p.B5)

1941        The film "High Sierra" with Humphrey Bogart was shot in Lone Pine, Ca.
    (SFEC, 8/17/97, p.T9)

1941        The film "H.M. Pulham Esquire" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1941        The film "Hold Back the Dawn" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1941        The film "Horror Island" starred Peggy Moran.
    (SFC, 11/2/02, p.A22)

1941        The film "How Green Was My Valley" starred Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara and Roddy McDowall and was directed by John Ford. It won an Oscar for best picture. It was about a Welsh mining family.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.39)(SFEC, 10/4/98, p.B10)(SFC, 10/9/98, p.C12)

1941        Ronald Reagan starred in the film "Juke Girl" as a leader of a band of truckers.
    (SFEC, 6/29/97, DB p.33)

1941        The film “Kannapolis, NC" was produced. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/31/04, p.E6)

1941        The film “Kathleen" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1941        The comedy film "The Lady Eve" with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda  was directed by Preston Sturges. Stanwyck plays a shipboard swindler who sets her sights on a wealthy sap.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.36)(SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1941        The film "Lady From Louisiana" starred John Wayne and Ona Munson with Dorothy Dandridge as the servant girl Felice.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, DB p.45)

1941        The film "Las Vegas Nights" featured Frank Sinatra as a singer in Tommy Dorsey’s band.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1941        The film "The Little Foxes" was directed by William Wyler.
    (SFEC, 5/30/99, DB p.46)(SFC, 7/8/02, p.D2)

1941        The film "Louisiana Purchase" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1941        Humphrey Bogart starred in "The Maltese Falcon" based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. It was directed by John Huston. It was rated #23 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2001 it was rated the #26 most thrilling film.
    (SFC, 7/5/96, DB, p.36)(TL, 1988, p.112)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 6/14/01, p.E5)

1941        The film "Man Hunt" was directed by Fritz Lang. It starred Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders and John Carradine. It was about a man attempting to kill Hitler.
    (TVM, 1975, p.358)

1941        The film "The Man Who Came to Dinner" starred Monty Wooley and Bette Davis. It was based on the 1939 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
    (WSJ, 5/27/98, p.A20)

1941        The film "Meet John Doe" starred Gary Cooper as an ex-baseball player who leads a grassroots movement. It was the 3rd in a trilogy by Frank Capra.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)(SFC, 7/4/98, p.E4)

1941        The film "Nothing But the Truth" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1941        The film "One Foot in Heaven" was directed by Irving Rapper.
    (SFC, 12/30/99, p.C6)

1941        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Pot of Gold."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1941        The film "The Prime Minister" starred John Gielgud.
    (SFC, 5/23/00, p.A13)

1941        The film "Repent at Leisure" starred Dorothy Lee (d.1999 at 88).
    (SFC, 7/1/99, p.C4)

1941        The Western film "Riders of the Purple Sage" featured George Montgomery.
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)

1941        The film “Shepherd of the Hills" starred Marc Lawrence (d.2005).
    (SFC, 12/6/05, p.B5)

1941        The film "Road to Zanzibar" starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
    (SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1941        The film "Sea Wolf" premiered in Sonoma, Ca. It starred Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Alice Talton, Edward G. Robinson, and John Garfield.
    (SFEC,12/14/97, BR p.7)

1941        The film “Shadow of the Thin Man" featured Barry Nelson (1920-2007).
    (SFC, 4/16/07, p.B8)

1941        The film "Ships With Wings" with Jane Baxter (1909-1996) was produced.
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A22)

1941        The film “So Ends Our Night" starred Glenn Ford. It was based on the novel “Flotsam" by Erich Maria Remarque.
    (SFC, 8/31/06, p.B7)

1941        The film "Sullivan’s Travels" with Joel McCrea was written and directed by Preston Sturges. It was the story of a film director who rides the boxcars disguised as a hobo in order to meet the masses. One of the best films ever made.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(SFEM,11/2/97, p.17)

1941        The musical film "Sun Valley Serenade" starred Ragnar Qvale Sonja Henie. Dorothy Dandridge danced with the Nicholas Brothers to Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, DB p.45)(SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)(SFC, 10/2/01, p.A15)

1941        The film "Suspicion" starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine who won an Oscar. Fontaine was the younger sister of Olivia De Havilland. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.51)(SFC, 6/23/98, p.D4)(SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.51)

1941        The film "Tarzan’s Secret Treasure" starred Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)

1941        The film “They Died With Their Boots On" starred Errol Flynn. Eleanor Parker (1922-2013) was cast in a bit role in her first filom.
    (SFC, 12/11/13, p.A9)

1941        The film "Time Out for Rhythm" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1941        The film "Tom, Dick and Harry" was screen written by Paul Jarrico.
    (SFC,10/30/97, p.A26)

1941        The film "Two-Faced Woman" starred Greta Garbo in her last film.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.34)

1941        The film "Wolf Man" was written by Curt Siodmak.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1941        The film "You’ll Never Get Rich" was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1941        The film "Ziegfeld Girl" starred Jimmy Stewart, Lana Turner, Judy Garland and Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1941        Walt Disney won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
    (SSFC, 3/25/01, DB p.51)

1942        Mar 2, 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine won.
    (SC, 3/2/02)

1942        The film “Across the Pacific" starred Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.
    (SFC, 7/10/04, p.F11)

1942        The film “Andy Hardy’s Double Life" starred Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy. It also featured Ann Rutherford (1917-2012).
    (SFC, 6/15/12, p.C5)

1942        The film "Ball of Fire" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1942        The Disney film "Bambi" was produced. It was a watered down version of a 1923 novel by Felix Salten. The animated cartoon featured "Thumper" the bunny.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(WSJ, 10/14/97, p.A20)

1942        The film “The Big Shot" starred Irene Manning and Humphrey Bogart.
    (SFC, 6/1/04, A1)

1942        The film "The Black Swan" starred Maureen O'Hara.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)

1942        The film "Casablanca" with Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart was made. It had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York on Nov 26. It was based on a play by Murray Burnett (d.1997 at 86) titled: "Everybody Comes to Rick’s." The 1931 song "As Time Goes By" by Herman Hupfield was used. It won an Oscar for best movie. It was rated # 2 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2001 it was rated the #37 most thrilling film.
    (http://www.bigstar.com/search/detail.ff?pid=1004218)(SFC, 2/14/97, p.D5)(SFC, 9/30/97, p.A21)(AP, 11/26/97)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 6/14/01, p.E5)

1942        The film "Chicago" with Ginger Rogers and Adolphe Menjou wa produced.
    (WSJ, 11/15/96, p.A14)

1942        The film "Crossroads" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1942        The film “Dr. Kildare’s Victory" featured Barry Nelson.
    (SFC, 4/16/07, p.B8)

1942        The film "Footlight Serenade" starred Victor Mature and Betty Grable and was directed by Gregory Ratoff.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1942        The film "For Me and My Gal" starred Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. This was Kelly’s debut.
    (SFC, 2/23/01, p.C15)

1942        The noir film "The Glass Key" starred Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. It was based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)

1942        The film "The Goose Steps Out" featured Peter Ustinov.
    (SFC, 3/30/04, p.A2)

1942        The film "The Hard Way" starred Ida Lupino and Dennis Morgan.
    (SFC, 7/8/98, p.D4)

1942        The US Dept. of Agriculture produced the film “Hemp for Victory," which urged farmers to grow hemp after Japan’s seizure of the Philippines curtailed supply.
    (Econ, 6/23/07, p.40)

1942        Irving Berlin made his musical "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds. Crosby introduced "White Christmas" in this film.
    (SFC, 2/13/97, p.C4)

1942        The film “In Which We Serve" starred John Mills.
    (SSFC, 4/24/05, p.A2)

1942        The film “Johnny Eager" featured Barry Nelson.
    (SFC, 4/16/07, p.B8)

1942        The film "Juke Girl" starred Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan.
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, A26)

1942        The film "The Jungle Book" starred Rosemary DeCamp (d.2001 at 90) and was directed by Zoltan Korda.
    (SFC, 2/21/01, p.A22)(TVM, 1975, p.299)

1942        The film “Journey Into Fear" starred Orson Welles and was directed by Norman Foster. The screenplay by Joseph Cotton was based on a novel by Eric Ambler.
    (MoTV, 1977, p.372)(WSJ, 8/19/06, p.P8)

1942        The film "Keeper of the Flame" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1942        The film "King’s Row" starred Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming.
    (SFEC, 11/3/96, DB p.54)

1942        The film "The Magnificent Ambersons" was directed by Orson Welles. It starred Agnes Moorehead and Joseph Cotten and was recut from 131 to 88 minutes by the producers from the original Welles version. It was based on a novel by Booth Tarkington. In 1993 Robert L. Carringer authored "The Magnificent Ambersons: A Reconstruction."
    (SFC, 3/20/00, p.E3)(TVM, 1975, p.353)

1942        The comedy film "The Major and the Minor" with Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers as a 12-year-old was directed by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 2/20/98, p.C13)(SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1942        The Italian film "Malombra" was directed Mario Soldati.
    (SFC, 6/24/99, p.A25)

1942        The film “Miss Annie Roonie" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1942        The film "Mrs. Miniver" with Greer Garson was directed by William Wyler. It won 5 awards including an Oscar for best picture of the year. Garson won an Oscar for her role. The film was based on the life of Joyce Anstruther (1901-1953), pen name Jan Struther, who wrote for London’s Times newspaper in the late 1930s. In 2002 Ysenda Maxtone Graham authored "The Real Mrs. Miniver: Jan Struther’s Story."
    (SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(SFC, 3/14/01, p.E1)(TVM, 1975, p.382)(SSFC, 11/3/02, p.M6)

1942        The film "The Mummy's Tomb" starred Lon Chaney.
    (SFEC, 5/16/99, DB p.56)

1942        The film "My Favorite Blonde" starred Bob Hope.
    (WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)

1942        The film "My Gal Sal" starred Victor Mature and Rita Hayworth and was directed by Irving Cummings. It was a gay 90s musical about song writer Paul Dresser. Joseph C. Wright (d.1985) received an Oscar for color art direction. In 2014 the gold Oscar was sold at auction for $79,200. As of 1950 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prohibited Oscar recipients and their heirs from selling the statues without first offering them back to the academy for $1.
    (TVM, 1975, p.394)(SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)(SFC, 6/25/14, p.F2)

1942        Marcel Carne (1906-1990), French film director, made "Night Visitors" (Les Visiteurs du Soir).
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A28)

1942        The film "Now, Voyager" was directed by Irving Rapper (d.1999 at 101) and starred Paul Henreid and Bette Davis. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 9/12/96, p.E3)(SFC, 12/30/99, p.C6)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1942        The film "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" featured Peter Ustinov.
    (SFC, 3/30/04, p.A2)

1942        The film "Orchestra Wives" starred Glenn Miller, Ann Rutherford, and George Montgomery. It also featured Tamara Geva, the first wife of choreographer George Balanchine, and the Nicholas Brothers tap dancing duo.
    (SFC,12/13/97, p.A23)(SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)(SSFC, 1/29/06, p.B7)

1942        The film "The Palm Beach Story" with Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea and Rudy Vallee and was directed by Preston Sturges. Colbert leaves her husband and searches for a rich millionaire to seduce.
    (SFEM, 2/8/98, p.8)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.48)(SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1942         The RKO film "Pride of the Yankees" starred Babe Ruth. The film centers on another famous member of the team, Lou Gehrig--played by Gary Cooper.
    (HNQ, 7/12/01)

1942        The film "Priorities on Parade" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1942        The film "Private Buckaroo" starred the Andrew Sisters and featured the music of Harry James and Helen Forest. It was directed by Edward Cline.
    (TVM, 1975, p.456)(SFC, 7/13/99, p.A19)

1942        The film “Reunion in France" starred Joan Crawford and John Wayne. It was directed by Jules Dassin (1911-2008).
    (SFC, 4/1/08, p.B7)

1942        The film "Road to Morocco" starred Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996). 
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A6)

1942        The film "Seven Days Leave" starred Victor Mature and Lucille Ball. It was a musical comedy about 2 sailors ashore.
    (TVM, 1975, p.)(SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1942        The film "Ship Ahoy" starred Frank Sinatra as a singer in Tommy Dorsey's band.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1942        The film "Song of the Islands" starred Victor Mature and Betty Grable and was directed by Walter Lang.
    (TVM, 1975, p.535)(SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1942        The British film "Spitfire" starred David Niven and Rosamund John (d.1998 at 85) and was directed by Leslie Howard.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1942        The film "Springtime in the Rockies" was shot on the Canadian Rockies around Banff. Helen Forrest (d.1999 at 82) sang "I Had the Craziest Dream."
    (PNI, 2/5/97, p.14)(SFC, 7/13/99, p.A19)

1942        The film "Stage Door Canteen" featured Ruth Roman in her first role.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A19)

1942        The film "Star-Spangled Rhythm" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1942        The film "Street of Chance" starred Claire Trevor.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1942        The film "Tales of Manhattan" starred Paul Robeson, Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth and Edward G. Robinson. It was comedy in 5 vignettes about the effect of a dress coat on its various owners. It was Robeson’s last film.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, DB p.45)

1942        The film "Tarzan’s New York Adventure" starred Maureen O’Sullivan and Virginia Grey.
    (SJM, 6/24/98, p.4A)(SFC, 8/7/04, p.B6)

1942        The film "Tennessee Johnson" with Van Heflin was produced. It was about Pres. Andrew Johnson.
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.27)

1942        The noir film "This Gun for Hire" starred Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd as a cold-blooded killer. It was based on a Graham Greene novel.
    (WSJ, 9/19/97, p.A13)(SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)

1942        The film "To Be or Not To Be" with Jack Benny and Carole Lombard was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)

1942        The film "Tortilla Flat" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1942        The film "True to the Army" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1942        The film "Tulips Shall Grow" was produced.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1942        The film "Wake Island" was produced.
    (WSJ, 7/10/98, p.B1)

1942        The film "White Cargo" starred Hedy Lamarr as a wild woman of the tropics who lures and torments men on a British colonial plantation.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1942        The film "Woman of the Year" starred Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn together for the first time. It was directed by George Stevens and co-written by Ring Lardner Jr., who shared an Oscar for the writing. It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (SFEC, 2/7/99, p.D8)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1942        The film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" with James Cagney as George M. Cohan, Joan Leslie, Irene Manning, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth premiered on Memorial Day. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic. It was rated #100 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.27)(SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)(SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Aerial Gunner."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "Air Force" was released.
    (SFEC, 8/24/97, DB p.64)

1943        The film "Air Raid Wardens" was written by Harry Crane.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.C4)

1943        The film "Assignment in Brittany" starred Jean-Pierre Aumont in his Hollywood debut.
    (SFC, 1/31/01, p.C2)

1943        The film "Bar 20" with Hopalong Cassidy and Robert Mitchum was shot in Lone Pine, Ca.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEC, 8/17/97, p.T9)

1943        The film "Best Foot Forward" starred Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, June Allyson and Helen Forrest. It was directed by Edward Buzzell.
    (SFC, 1/2/97, p.A20)(TVM, 1975, p.42)(SFC, 7/13/99, p.A19)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Beyond the Last Frontier."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "Bombardier" starred Pat O'Brian and was directed by Richard Wallace. It was based on the life of John P. Ryan, who developed high-altitude bombing tactics.
    (TVM, 1975, p.61)(WSJ, 8/17/99, p.A8)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Border Patrol."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "Cabin in the Sky" starred Lena Horne, Ethyl Waters, John Bubbles and Eddie Anderson. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli.
    (SFEC, 3/5/00, DB p.43)

1943        The satire cartoon "Coal Black" and de Sebben Dwarfs was animated by Bob Clampett.
    (SFC,11/15/97, p.C6)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Colt Comrades."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The French film “Le Corbeau" was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
    (SFC, 10/31/15, p.E4)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Corvette-K225."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Cry Havoc."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "The Dancing Masters."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The documentary film "December 7th" was made by John Ford.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A48)(SFC, 12/7/00, p.E7)

1943        The film “Destination Tokyo" memorialized the 1st emergency appendectomy aboard a submerged submarine. Wheeler Bryson Lipes (d.2005), a Navy pharmacist’s mate, performed the surgery on Sep 11, 1942, in the officer’s mess of the Seadragon below the surface of the South China Sea.
    (SFC, 4/19/05, p.B5)

1943        The film "Destroyer" starred Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford and Marguerite Chapman and was directed by William Seiter.
    (TVM, 1975, p.137)(SFC, 9/4/99, p.A25)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Doughboys" in Ireland.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        Working with a script by Jean Cocteau, Jean Delannoy (1908-2008) revisited the Tristan and Isolde legend in "L'Eternel Retour" (Eternal Return).
    (AP, 6/19/08)

1943        The noir film "Fallen Sparrow" starred John Garfield as a Spanish Civil War veteran pursued by Nazis.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, DB p.58)

1943        The Hopalong Cassidy film "False Colors" starred William Boyd and Robert Mitchum.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 5/31/03, p.A21)

1943        The film "Five Graves to Cairo" was directed by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Follow the Band."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "For Whom the Bell Tolls" with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman opened in New York.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1943        The film "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" was directed by Roy William Neill. It was written by Curt Siodmak.
    (SFEM, 5/25/97, p.2)(SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1943        The film "The Gang’s All Here" featured the choreography of Busby Berkeley, who also directed. It also features Carmen Miranda in "The Lady with the Tutti-Frutti Hat." It also featured the debut of Jeanne Crain.
    (SFEM, 6/9/96, p.9)(SFC, 12/15/03, p.A24)

1943        The British film "The Gentle Sex" starred Rosamund John and was directed by Leslie Howard.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1943        The film "Girl Crazy" starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with the Tommy Dorsey Band and songs by George Gershwin. It was based on the Broadway show with Ethyl Merman. Busby Berkeley choreographed the final "I Got Rhythm."
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.41)(SFEC, 9/20/98, DB p.54)

1943        The film "The Guadalcanal Diary" featured the debut of Richard Hanley Jaeckel (d.1997).
    (SFC, 6/17/97, p.A22)

1943        The film "Gung Ho" starred Robert Mitchum. 19 US Marines died during a commando raid on Makin atoll in the Gilbert Islands. The raid was 2,000 miles behind enemy lines and 9 Marines were left behind. "Gung Ho" was based on the raid and starred Randolph Scott as Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, leader of the raid. In 2001 the bodies of 13 Marines, who died on Makin, were reburied at Arlington National Cemetery.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 12/26/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/18/01, p.A3)

1943        The film “A Guy Named Joe" starred Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne and Van Johnson."
    (MoTV, 1977, p.297)   

1943        The noir film "Hangmen Also Die" was directed by Fritz Lang. It was about a Czechoslovakian family trying to outwit the Nazis.
    (SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)

1943        The film "The Heat’s On" starred Mae West.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, DB p.34)

1943        The film "Heaven Can Wait" starred Robert Montgomery and Signe Hasso (1915-2002). It was remade in 1978.
    (PI, 3/21/98, p.5)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.B6)

1943        The Hoppalong Cassidy film "Hoppy Serves a Writ" featured the debut of Robert Mitchum.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.A18)

1943        The film "The Human Comedy" starred Mickey Rooney, Robert Mitchum, Van Johnson and Donna Reed. It was based on the William Saroyan novel. Saroyan won an Oscar for the screenplay.
    (SFEM, 4/27/97, p.10)(SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 4/1/02, p.A11)

1943        The film "I Walked with a Zombie" was written by Curt Siodmak.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1943        The film “Jack London" starred Michael O’Shea.
    (SFC, 1/18/05, p.B4)

1943        The film "Lady of Burlesque" starred Barbara Stanwyck and was directed by William Wellman. It was based on the 1941 mystery by stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1943        The British film "The Lamp Still Burns" starred Rosamund John with Stewart Granger and was directed by Leslie Howard.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1943        The film "Lassie Come Home" was based on a story by Eric Knight. It starred the collie named Pal and Roddy McDowall.
    (SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.63)(SFEC, 10/4/98, p.B10)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "The Leather Burners."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "Let's Face It" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1943        The film “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" featured Deborah Kerr. It was directed by Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
    (SFC, 10/19/07, p.A11)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Lone Star Trail."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "Maria Candelaria" was produced. It featured the work of cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1908-1997).
    (SFC, 4/29/97, p.A20)

1943        The film "Meet me in St. Louis" featured the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Hugh Martin.
    (SFC, 12/25/96, p.C2)

1943        The 18-minute short film "Meshes of the Afternoon" launched the avant-garde film movement. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1943        The Warner Brothers film "Mission to Moscow" extolled the Stalin purges and slandered his victims.
    (WSJ, 12/16/98, p.A21)

1943        The film "The More the Merrier" featured Charles Coburn and Jean Arthur and was directed by George Stevens. Coburn received an Oscar for best supporting actor.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)

1943        The film “Mr. Lucky" starred Cary Grant and Laraine Day.
    (SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)

1943        The documentary film "The Negro Soldier" was made by Carlton Moss (d.1997 at 88) for the US Army.
    (SFC, 8/16/97, p.A18)

1943        The film "The Ox-Bow Incident" starred Henry Fonda, Henry Morgan, Dana Andrews and Anthony Quinn. It was directed by William Wellman and edited by Gene Fowler. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)(SFC, 5/15/98, p.D7)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1943        The film "Passport to Suez" starred Warren Williams and was directed by Andre de Toth.
    (SFC, 10/31/02, p.A28)

1943        The film "Reveille With Beverly" starred Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)(WSJ, 6/18/03, p.D14)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Riders of the Deadline."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        Charles O’Neil co-wrote the screenplay for the film "The Seventh Victim."
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.C2)

1943        The film "Shadow of a Doubt" with Joseph Cotton was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)   

1943        The film "The Sky’s the Limit" with Joan Leslie and Fred Astaire was produced.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, DB p.52)

1943        The film “Something to shout About" featured Cyd Charisse.
    (SFC, 6/18/08, p.A2)

1943        The film "Song of Bernadette" with Vincent Price and Jennifer Jones was produced. Twenty-four year old Jennifer Jones won an Oscar for Best Actress in the film.
    (SFC, 12/27/96, p.C17)(HC, Internet, 2/3/98)

1943        The film "Sons of Dracula" was written by Curt Siodmak.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)

1943        The film "So Proudly We Hail" starred Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard. Two army nurses go to Pearl Harbor just before the 1941 attack.
    (SFC, 12/7/00, p.E7)

1943        The film "Stage Door Canteen" starred Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn.
    (SSFC, 1/14/01, DB p.34)(SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1943        The film "Stormy Weather," an all-black musical, featured the tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. Benny Carter (1907-2003) wrote arrangements and played on the sound track.
    (WSJ, 4/21/98, p.A21)(SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)(SFC, 7/14/03, p.B4)

1943        The Japanese film "Sugata Sanshiro" was directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was his first film.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1943        The film “Tender Comrade" starred Ginger Rogers. The screenplay was by Dalton Trumbo.
    (SFC, 3/3/05, p.E3)

1943        The short film "They Caught the Ferry" was made by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, DB p.47)

1943        The film "They Got Me Covered" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1943        The film "This Is the Army" with Ross Elliott, Ronald Reagan, Irving Berlin, George Murphy and Henry Jones (d.1999 at 86) was produced. It was based on a show by Irving Berlin and Zinn Arthur (d.2003).
    (SFEC, 11/3/96, DB p.54)(SFC, 5/21/99, p.D6)(SFC, 8/18/99, p.C4)(SFC, 3/15/03, p.A17)

1943        The German propaganda film "Titanic" was produced.
    (SFC, 1/2/98, p.C15)

1943        Robert Mitchum played in the film "We’ve never Been Licked."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1943        The film "What's Buzzin', Cousin?" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1943        Columbia Pictures released its first color film.
    (SFEC, 2/9/97, Par p.4)

1943-1945    The film series "Why We Fight" was produced. In 2000 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/00, p.D5)

1944        The film "And Now Tomorrow" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1944        The film "Arsenic and Old Lace" starred Cary Grant.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)

1944        The film "Bathing Beauty" starred Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Helen Forrest and Xavier Cugat. It was directed by George Sidney (d.2002 at 85).
    (TVM, 1975, p.34)(SFC, 7/13/99, p.A19)(SFC, 5/7/02, p.A21)

1944        The film "The Black Cavalier" starred Georges Guetary (d.1997 at 82), the Egyptian-born crooner.
    (SFC, 9/19/97, p.A22)

1944        The film "Carolina Blues" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1944        The British film “Champagne Charlie" was produced.
    (SFC, 4/19/08, p.B5)

1944        The film "The Conspirators" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1944        Charles O’Neil (1904-1996) co-wrote the screenplay for the film "Cry of the Werewolf."
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.C2)(WSJ, 7/18/95, p.B1)

1944        The film "The Curse of the Cat People" was directed by Robert Wise.
    (SFC, 10/8/97, p.E1)

1944        The noir horror film "Dark Waters" starred Merle Oberon, Franchet Tone and Elisha Cook Jr. It was directed by Andre de Toth.
    (SFEM, 10/25/98, p.4)

1944        The film "Days of Glory" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)

1944        The film "Double Indemnity" starred Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck and was directed by Billy Wilder. Lovers team up to kill a husband for the insurance money. It was rated #38 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. In 2001 it was rated the #24 most thrilling film.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFC, 6/14/01, p.E5)

1944        The film "Dragon Seed" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1944        The film "Experiment Perilous" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1944        The film "Gaslight" starred Ingrid Bergman and featured the debut of Angela Lansbury. Bergman won an Oscar for best actress.
    (SFEC, 12/8/96, Par. p.18)(SFEC, 6/13/99, DB p.37)

1944        Robert Mitchum played in the film "The Girl Rush."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1944        The film "Going My Way" with Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald was produced. Crosby won an Oscar for his role as a priest. In 2004 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, DB p.57)(SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1944        The film "Hail the Conquering Hero" starred Eddie Bracken and was directed by Preston Sturges.
    (SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)

1944        The film "Heavenly Body" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1944        "Henry V" by Shakespeare was made into a film with Laurence Olivier.
    (WSJ, 7/2/96, p.A12)

1944        The film "Here Come the Waves" starred Mary Wells.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D7)

1944        The film "Hey, Rookie" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1944        The film "Higher and Higher" starred Frank Sinatra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1944        The film "Hollywood Canteen" starred Roy Rogers. He introduced the Cole Porter song "Don't Fence me In."
    (SFC, 7/7/98, p.A2)

1944        The Russian film "Ivan the Terrible" (1941-1946) was directed by Sergei Eisenstein with music by Prokofiev. It was planned as a 3-part epic. Part 2 was released after Stalin’s death and part 3 was never made.
    (SFC,11/1/97, p.E3)(SSFC, 3/11/01, DB p.46)

1944        The film "Jam Session" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1944        "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte (1847) was made into a film with Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brian, Hillary Brooke and Joan Fontaine.
    (WSJ, 4/12/96, p.A12)(SFC, 6/2/99, p.C7)

1944        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1944        The film "The Keys of the Kingdom" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)

1944        The film noir "Laura" starred Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. It was added to the National Registry of films in 1999.
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.28)(SFEC, 8/22/99, DB p.37)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.E10)

1944        Robert Bresson’s film "Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne" featured Maria Casares (1922-1996).
    (SFC, 11/25/96, p.B2)

1944        The film "Lifeboat" starred Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (TVM, 1975, p.328)(WSJ, 10/11/00, p.A24)

1944        The MGM film "Meet Me in St. Louis" starred Judy Garland and was directed by Vincente Minnelli.
    (WSJ, 3/29/96, p.A9)(SFC, 2/23/01, p.C15)

1944        The film "Ministry of Fear" starred Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds and Hillary Brooke. It was directed by Fritz Lang and based on a novel by Graham Greene.
    (SFEM, 5/10/98, p.6)(SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)

1944        The Preston Sturges film "The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek" starred Betty Hutton (1921-2007) and Eddie Bracken (d.2002 at 87). It was about a girl who wakes up married, hung over and pregnant with no idea of which GI is the father of her child.
    (SFC,11/14/97, p.C19)(SFEC, 8/2/98, DB p.49)(SFC, 11/16/02, p.A19)

1944        Charles O’Neil (1904-1996) solo-wrote the screenplay for "The Missing Juror."
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.C2)(WSJ, 7/18/95, p.A1)

1944        The film “Mom and Dad" was produced. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)   

1944        The horror film "The Monster Maker" starred Tala Birell, Ralph Morgan and J. Carrol Naish. It was directed by Sam Newfield and exploited the fear of physical decay.
    (SFEM, 10/25/98, p.4)

1944        The Japanese film "The Most Beautiful" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1944        The film "The Mummy's Curse" starred Lon Chaney and Virginia Christine.
    (SFEC, 5/16/99, DB p.56)

1944        The film "The Mummy's Ghost" starred Lon Chaney, John Carradine and Ramsay Ames.
    (SFEC, 5/16/99, DB p.56)

1944        The film "Murder My Sweet" starred Claire Trevor and Dick Powell. It was an adaptation of a Raymond Chandler book.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1944        The film "National Velvet" with Liz Taylor and Angela Lansbury was made. It won an Academy Award.
    (SFEC, 12/8/96, Par p.18)(SSFC, 2/29/04, p.C5)

1944        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Nevada."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1944        The film "None Shall Escape" by Andre de Toth was a drama that presaged the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals.
    (SFEC, 4/13/97, DB p.41)

1944        The film "Once Upon a Time" Cary Grant. It was directed by Alexander Hall and was based on a story by Lucille Fletcher.
    (TVM, 1975, p.420)(SFC, 9/5/00, p.A24)

1944        The film "Phantom Lady" starred Alan Curtis and Ella Raines and was directed by Robert Siodmak. It was about an innocent man convicted of murder and his secretary’s race to save him from the electric chair.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(SFEM, 5/10/98, p.6)

1944        The film "The Princess and the Pirate" starred Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo.
    (WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)(SFC, 1/18/05, p.B4)

1944        The film "The Purple Heart" starred Dana Andrews and Richard Conte and was directed by Lewis Milestone.
    (SFEC, 7/5/98, DB p.45)

1944        The film "See Here, Private Hargrove," starred Robert Walker and Robert Benchley. It was based on the 1942 book by Marion Hargrove.
    (SFC, 8/29/03, p.A28)

1944        The film “Shine On, Harvest Moon" starred Irene Manning, Ann Sheridan, and Dennis Morgan. It was directed by David Butler.
    (SFC, 6/1/04, B4)(MoTV, 1977, p.184)

1944        The film “Since You Went Away" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1944        The MGM film “Song of Russia" starred Robert Taylor and Susan Peters. This was also the first film for actress Joan Lorring.
    (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036378/)(SFC, 6/2/14, p.C3)

1944        The Alfred Hitchcock film "Spellbound" starred Ingrid Bergman.
    (SFEC, 7/20/97, BR p.6)

1944        The film Step Lively starred Frank Sinatra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1944        The film "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" starred Spencer Tracy as Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle and Robert Mitchum. The screenplay was by Dalton Trumbo.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEC, 7/5/98, DB p.46)(SFC, 3/3/05, p.E3)

1944        The film "To Have and Have Not" with Lauren Bacall (19) and Humphrey Bogart was directed by Howard Hawks. It was her film debut.
    (SFC, 12/29/96, DB p.47)(SFC,1/20/97, p.D2)(WSJ, 6/4/97, p.A16)

1944        The film “Two Girls and a Sailor" starred June Allyson and Van Johnson."
    (SFC, 7/11/06, p.B5)

1944        The film "The Uninvited" was a ghost movie.
    (SFEC, 4/26/98, p.56)

1944        The noir film "Voice in the Wind" starred Francis Lederer as a pianist recovering from Nazi oppression.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, DB p.58)

1944        The film "The Way Ahead" featured Peter Ustinov.
    (SFC, 3/30/04, p.A2)

1944        The film "When Strangers Marry" starred Robert Mitchum.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1944        The biopic film “Wilson" starred Alexander Know as Pres. Wilson.
    (SFC, 10/27/04, p.E3)

1944        Linda Stirling (d.1997) was signed by Republic Pictures to make serial pictures that included "The Tiger Woman" and "Zorro’s Black Whip." She appeared in some 2 dozen Westerns and feature films that included "The Cherokee Flash," "The Sheriff of Cimarron," "Topeka Terror," "The Mysterious Mr. Valentine," "The Invisible Informer," "The San Antonio Kid" and Vigilantes of Dodge City." After her film career she taught English literature at Glendale College for 27 years.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A15)

1945        Mar 15, Bing Cosby and Ingrid Bergman were winners in the 17th Academy Awards along with the film "Going my Way."
    (MC, 3/15/02)

1945        Alexander Salkind (d.1997 at 76) produced his first film, a Buster Keaton comedy.
    (SFC, 3/20/97, p.A24)

1945        The film "Allotment Wives" starred Kay Francis as the head of a crime syndicate that bilks the government during WW II.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.51)

1945        The film "The All-Star Bond Rally" starred Frank Sinatra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1945        The 2 1/2* film "Anchors Away" starred Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and the cartoon mouse Jerry. It was choreographed by Stanley Donen and directed by George Sidney.
    (SFC, 1/16/98, p.D7)(TVM, 1975, p.15)(SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1945        The newsreel film "The Battle of San Pietro" was shot by John Huston. It was filmed by Jules Buck (d.2001) and was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A20)

1945         The film "The Bells of St. Mary’s" with Ruth Donnelly, Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby was produced.
    (SFC, 12/27/96, p.C17)

1945        The film "The Body Snatcher" starred Boris Karloff and was directed by Robert Wise.
    (SFEC, 8/1/99, DB p.48)

1945        The film "Brief Encounter" was about an adulterous romance and starred Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard.
    (SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)

1945        The 18-minute film “Caldonia" featured saxophonist and band leader Louis Jordan.
    (SFC, 7/16/08, p.E3)

1945        The Mexican film "Campeon Sin Corona" (Champion Without a Crown) was directed by Hector Alejandro Galindo.
    (SFC, 2/11/99, p.A25)

1945        The film "The Clock" with Robert Walker and Judy Garland was about a 48 hour romance during WW II.
    (SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)

1945        The film "Conflict" starred Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet and Rose Hobart (d.2000 at 94). It was directed by Curtis Bernhardt.
    (TVM, 1975, p.107)(SFC, 9/1/00, p.D7)

1945        The film "Counter-Attack" starred Paul Muni and Marguerite Chapman (d.1999 at 81) and was directed by Zoltan Korda.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A25)

1945        The film “The Corn Is Green" starred Bette Davis, Joan Lorring (1926-2014)  and John Dall. It was directed by Irving Rapper.
    (TVM, 1977, p.150)

1945        The Swedish film “Crises" was directed by Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
    (SFC, 7/31/07, p.E3)

1945        The noir film "Detour" starred Tom Neal and was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
    (SFEC, 5/10/98, DB p.52)(SFEC, 5/7/00, DB p.49)

1945        The noir film "Dillinger" starred Lawrence Tierney (d.2002 at 82).
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, DB p.58)

1945        The film "Eadie Was a Lady" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1945        The film "Enchanted Cottage" starred Robert Young.
    (SFC, 7/23/98, p.C4)

1945        The film "Eve Knew Her Apples" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1945        Paramount Studios released a theatrical short cartoon titled "The Friendly Ghost." It featured Casper, a character invented by Seymour V. Reit (d.2001 at 81) and 1st drawn by Joe Oriolo.
    (SFC, 12/19/01, p.A25)

1945        The film "G.I. Joe" was directed by William Wellman.
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E1)

1945        The film “The Girl of Limberlost" featured the debut of Mel Ferrer as a film director.
    (SFC, 6/4/08, p.B11)

1945        The film "Her Highness and the Bellboy" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1945        The film "The Horns Blow at Midnight" was an angel movie with Jack Benny.
    (SFEC, 4/26/98, DB p.56)

1945        The  short film "The House I Live In" starred Frank Sinatra. The film carried a message for tolerance and one a special Oscar for Sinatra. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)

1945        The film "House on 42nd Street" featured E.G. Marshall.
    (SFC, 10/12/97, Par p.22)

1945        The film “I’ll Be Seeing You" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1945        Charles O’Neil (1904-1996) wrote the screenplay for the film "I Love a Mystery."
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.C2)

1945        The film "I Know Where I'm Going" starred Wendy Hiller.
    (SFC, 5/17/03, p.A16)

1945        The film "Johnny Angel" starred Claire Trevor.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1945        The British film "Johnny in the Clouds" (also called The Way to the Stars) starred Michael Redgrave, John Mills and Rosamund John and was directed by Anthony Asquith.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1945        The film "Keys of the Kingdom" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.A16)

1945        The film “Kiss and Tell" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1945        The French film "Les Enfants du Paradis" (Children of Paradise) was produced.
    (SFC, 1/30/98, p.E17)

1945        The film "The Lost Weekend" starred Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. It was directed by Billy Wilder. The film won the Best Picture Oscar in 1946.
    (SFEC, 4/23/00, DB p.46)(SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1945        The Japanese film "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1945        The film "Mildred Pierce" starred Ann Blyth and Joan Crawford. The screenplay was by Catherine Turney (d.1998 at 92) and was based on a novel by James M. Cain. Crawford won an Academy Award for her role.
    (SFC, 9/12/98, p.C3)(SFEC, 11/7/99, DB p.49)

1945        The film "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with Angela Lansbury was based on a story by Oscar Wilde.
    (SFEC, 12/8/96, Parade p.18)

1945        The film "Rhapsody in Blue" was a film biography of George Gershwin. It starred Robert Alda and was directed by Irving Rapper. The forced casting prompted Rapper to leave Warner Bros.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.41)(SFC, 12/30/99, p.C6)

1945        The film "Road to Utopia" starred Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Hillary Brooke.
    (SFC, 6/2/99, p.C7)

1945        The Egyptian musical film "Salaamah" starred Oum Kalsoum (d.1974).
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, DB p.53)

1945        The film “Salome — Where She Danced" starred Yvonne De Carlo (1922-2007). The movie was about a dancer from Vienna who becomes a spy in the wild West.
    (AP, 1/11/07)

1945        The film "Saratoga Trunk" with Ingrid Bergman was produced.
    (SFEC, 12/22/96, DB p.51)

c1945        The documentary film "Seeds of Destiny" was made by Gene Fowler while he served in the US Army Special Services. It won an Oscar.
    (SFC, 5/15/98, p.D7)

1945        The biopic film "A Song To Remember" featured Merle Oberon as George Sand. The film was about Chopin and featured the song "Till the End of Time" written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman based on a polonaise by Chopin. Darrin McGavin played in his first bit role.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, DB p.44)(SFC, 11/25/02, p.A15)(SSFC, 2/26/06, p.B8)

1945        The film "The Spanish Main" starred Maureen O'Hara.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)

1945        The film "Spellbound" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)

1945        Robert Mitchum played in the film "The Story of G.I. Joe."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1945        The Japanese film "Sugata Sanshiro II" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1945        The film "They Were Expendable" starred John Wayne and Robert Montgomery and was directed by John Ford. It was based on the book by W.L. White
    (SFEC, 7/5/98, DB p.46)

1945        The film “A Thousand and One Nights" featured Evelyn Keyes (1916-2008).
    (SFC, 7/12/08, p.B5)

1945        The film “Tonight and Every Night" starred Rita Hayworth and featured dancer Marc Platt.
    (SFC, 4/1/14, p.C4)

1945        The film "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" was directed by Elia Kazan. James Dunn received an Oscar for best supporting actor.
    (SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)

1945        The film "The True Glory" won an Academy Award. It was co-directed by Garson Kanin and Carol Reed and was about Gen'l. Eisenhower's preparations for D-Day.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, p.D8)

1945        The film "Utah" was produced.
    (SFEC, 8/24/97, DB p.64)

1945        The film "Valley of Decision" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.A16)

1945        Robert Mitchum played in the film "West of the Pecos."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1945        The film "What Now, Private Hargrove," starred Robert Walker and Robert Benchley. It was a sequel to a 1944 film and based on the 1942 book by Marion Hargrove.
    (SFC, 8/29/03, p.A28)

1945        The film "Without Love" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1946        Sep 20, The first Cannes Film Festival was held.
    (MC, 9/20/01)

1946        Joanne Drew (1922-1996) made her film debut in "Abbie’s Irish Rose."
    (SFC, 9/12/96, p.A26)

1946        The film "The Adventures of Casanova" featured Georges Guetary (d.1997 at 82), the Egyptian-born crooner.
    (SFC, 9/19/97, p.A22)

1946        The film "Anna and the King of Siam" starred Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne and was directed by John Cromwell.
    (TVM, 1975, p.19)(SFC, 11/10/98, p.E4)

1946        The film "Margie" starred Jeanne Crain.
    (SFC, 12/15/03, p.A24)

1946        The film "The Beast with Five Fingers" starred Peter Lorre, Robert Alda and Andrea King. It was written by Curt Siodmak.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)(SFC, 5/9/03, p.A22)

1946        The French film "Beauty and the Beast" with Jean Marais (d.1998 at 84) was directed by Jean Cocteau (d.1963).
    (SFC, 4/15/97, p.B1)(SFC, 11/10/98, p.A24)

1946        The film "Bells of St. Mary’s" was one of the three top grossing films of the year in the US.
    (WSJ, 4/24/95, p.R-5)

1946        The film "The Best Years of Our Lives" starred Harold Russell (d.2002 at 88) and Frederic March and was directed by William Wyler. Russell won an unprecedented two Academy Awards for his role as Homer Parrish, the first for Best Supporting Actor and the second in recognition for what Russell had contributed in "bringing aid and comfort to disabled veterans through the medium of motion pictures." Russell was himself a disabled veteran having lost both his hands while serving as a demolitions sergeant in the 17th Airborne Division. While convalescing at Walter Reed Army Hospital, he agreed to appear in the Army film "Diary of a Sergeant," which was seen by Hollywood director William Wyler. This led to Russell being cast in the role of returning vet Homer Parrish. Russell has written two autobiographies: Victory in my Hands (1947) and The Best Years of My Life (1981). The film was rated #37 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (AP, 3/13/97)(SFEC, 3/23/97, DB p.38)(SFEC, 3/22/98, DB p.52)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(HNQ, 10/12/00)(SFC, 2/1/02, p.A31)

1946        The film "The Big Sleep" starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Based on Raymond Chandler’s first mystery novel it was a revised version of the one directed by Howard Hawks in 1944-1945.
    (SFC, 1/10/97, p.B1)(SFEC, 1/26/97 DB, p.45)(SFEM, 1/26/97, p.5)(SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)

1946        The noir film "Black Angel" with Dan Duryea was directed by Roy William Neill. A drunken songwriter teams with a singer to find the murderer of his wife.
    (SFEM, 5/25/97, p.2)(SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)

1946        The film "The Blue Dahlia" was written by Raymond Chandler and starred Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)

1946        The film "Blue Skies" was one of the three top grossing films of the year in the US.
    (WSJ, 4/24/95, p.R-5)

1946        The film "Canyon Passage" starred Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Ward Bond and Susan Hayward. Hoagy Carmichael sings "Ole Buttermilk Sky."
    (SFEC, 6/28/98, DB p.55)

1946        The film "Courage of Lassie" starred Elizabeth Taylor and the collie Pal.
    (SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.63)

1946        The film "Crack-Up" starred Claire Trevor.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1946        The film "Duel in the Sun" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)

1946        The French film “Gates of the Night" starred Yves Montand. It was directed by Marcel Carne and written by Jacques Prevert.
    (SFC, 10/31/15, p.E4)

1946        The film "Gilda" with Glenn Ford (1916-2006), Rita Hayworth and George Macready was directed by Charles Vidor and set in Argentina in the 1940s.
    (SFEM, 11/3/96, p.6)(SFC, 8/31/06, p.B7)

1946        The film "Great Expectations" starred Valerie Hobson, John Mills and Alec Guinness. It was directed by David Lean.
    (SFEM, 8/24/97, p.6)(SFEC, 11/15/98, p.D5)(SFC, 8/7/00, p.A15)

1946        The film "The Harvey Girls" starred Judy Garland, Virginia O’Brien (d.2001 at 81) and Angela Lansbury. It was written by Harry Crane and directed by George Sidney.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.C4)(SFC, 1/20/01, p.A23)(TVM, 1975, p.237)

1946        The film "House of Horrors" starred Martin Kosleck and Rondo Hatton.
    (SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.42)

1946        The British film "Hue and Cry" was directed by Charles Crichton. It was the first so-called Ealing comedy.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A25)

1946        The film "It’s a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, was an angel movie directed by Frank Capra. It had a preview showing for charity at New York City's Globe Theatre, on Dec 20, a day before its "official" world premiere.  It was rated #11 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFEC, 11/3/96, DB p.54)(SFC, 12/13/96, p.C9)(AP, 12/20/97)(SFEC, 4/26/98, DB p.56)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1946        The film "Jivin’ in Be-Bop" featured Dizzie Gillespie and Ray Brown.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A21)

1946        The film "The Jolson Story" starred Larry Parks and Evelyn Keyes.
    (SFC, 5/24/99, p.D5)(SFC, 7/12/08, p.B5)

1946        The film "Keeper of the Flame" starred Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1946        The film "The Killers" starred Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien and  Burt Lancaster in his first film and was directed by Robert Siodmak. It was based on the Hemingway short story.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)

1946        "Leave Her to Heaven" was one of the three top grossing films of the year in the US.
    (WSJ, 4/24/95, p.R-5)

1946        John Huston directed the documentary “Let There Be Light," about US soldiers suffering from the psychological effects wounds of war. It was initially suppressed by the Army. Release was approved in 1980.
    (SFC, 5/24/12, p.A11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_There_Be_Light_%28film%29)

1946        The film "The Locket" starred Robert Mitchum and Laraine Day.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)

1946        The horror film "The Madonna’s Secret" starred Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford and Francis Ledered. It was directed by William Thiele.
    (SFEM, 10/25/98, p.4)

1946        The film "Monsieur Beaucaire" starred Bob Hope.
    (WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)

1946        The film "My Darling Clementine" was directed by John Ford. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic. It featured Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp and Victor Mature as Doc Holliday.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(TVM, 1975, p.393)(SFEM, 1/25/98, p.6)(SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)

1946        The Japanese film "No Regrets for Our Youth" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1946        The film "Notorious" with Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Cary Grant. It was an Alfred Hitchcock thriller of Nazi-hunting in South America. In 2001 it was rated the #38 most thrilling film.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E3)(SFC, 6/14/01, p.E5)

1946        A remake of “Of Human Bondage" featured Eleanor Parker as Mildred Rogers.
    (SFC, 12/11/13, p.A9)

1946        The French film “Panic" starred Michel Simon.
    (SFC, 10/31/15, p.E4)

1946        The film "The Postman Always Rings Twice" starred Lana Turner, Audrey Totter and John Garfield. It was directed by Tay Garnett. It was about a man and a woman who scheme to kill her husband.
    (SFEM, 2/22/98, p.6)(SFC, 12/18/13, p.A11)

1946        The film "The Potted Psalm" was James Broughton's first film.
    (SFC, 6/24/99, p.E3)

1946        The film "The Razor’s Edge" starred Anne Baxter.
    (AP, 3/13/97)

1946        The film "The Searching Wind" starred Mary Wells.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D7)

1946        The noir film "Shadow of a Woman" starred Andrea King and Helmut Dantine.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0038927/)

1946        Gene Autrey recorded "Sioux City Sue" as the title song for his Western film.
    (SFC, 11/29/03, p.A20)

1946        The film "Somewhere in the Night" starred Josephine Hutchinson and was directed by Joseph Mankiewicz.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.C3)

1946        The Disney film “Song of the South" was released.  The song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" won the Academy Award for Best Song. The music was written by Allie Wrubel with lyrics by Ray Gilbert.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah)

1946        The Jean Delannoy film "La Symphonie Pastorale," adapted from a Gide novel, won Cannes' top prize. The film told the story of a blind orphan who falls in love with a married pastor.
    (AP, 6/19/08)

1946        The noir film "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" with Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas (b.1916) in his debut and Van Heflin. It was directed by Lewis Milestone.
    (SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)(SFEC, 8/22/99, DB p.37)

1946        The film "The Stranger" starred Loretta Young and was dierected by Orson Welles.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)(SFC, 5/5/15, p.E2)

1946        The film "The Strange Woman" starred Hedy Lamarr as a 19th century adventuress.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1946        The film “Tars and Spars" featured dancer Marc Platt (1913-2014).
    (SFC, 4/1/14, p.C4)

1946        The film "Three Little Girls in Blue" starred George Montgomery and featured the screen debut of singer Celeste Holm (1917-2012).
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)(SFC, 7/16/12, p.C4)

1946        The film “Three Strangers" starred Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Joan Lorring.
    (SFC, 7/20/05, p.B7)(SFC, 6/2/14, p.C3)

1946        The film "The Thrill of Brazil" starred tap dancer Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1946        The film "Till the Clouds Roll By" starred Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Virginia O’Brien.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)(SFC, 1/23/01, p.A19)

1946        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Till the End of Time."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1946        The film "To Each His Own" starred Olivia De Havilland. She won a best actress Oscar for her role. It was about a young woman who has a baby out of wedlock and suffers for decades because she cannot reveal herself to be the mother.
    (AP, 3/13/97)(SFC, 10/10/97, p.C1)(SFC, 6/23/98, p.D4)

1946        The film “The Verdict" starred Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Joan Lorring.
    (TVM, 1977, p.766)(SFC, 6/2/14, p.C3)

1946        The film "The Yearling" starred Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)(SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)

1946        The film "The Ziegfeld Follies" starred Fred Astaire, Hume Cronyn, Cyd Charisse and Fanny Brice.
    (SFC, 6/17/03, p.A21)(SFC, 6/18/08, p.A2)

1947        Mar 26, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover warned HUAC that communists had launched "a furtive attack on Hollywood" 12 years earlier.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F2)
1947        May 8, The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) convened in Hollywood to hunt for Communists in the film industry. The committed was chaired by J. Parnell Thomas, R-N.J., and the first witnesses called were MGM executive James McGuiness, screenwriter Jack C. Moffitt and composer Hanns Eisler. Robert Vaughn in 1972 authored "Only Victims," an account of the 1947 HUAC hearings on the Hollywood 10. In 1998 Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley authored "Hollywood Party," an account of the activities of the Hollywood 10, who included Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Alvert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Robert Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo.
    (SFEC, 5/18/97, DB p.64)(WSJ, 12/16/98, p.A21)(SFC, 11/2/00, p.A23)
1947        Oct 20, The House Un-American Activities Committee re-convened in Washington and opened public hearings on alleged communist infiltration within the motion picture industry in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies were: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify was Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denied that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refused to label anyone a communist. An oral history of 36 of those called before Congress was published in 1998: "Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist" by Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle.
    (SFEC, 5/18/97, DB p.64)(AP, 10/20/97)(WSJ, 1/14/98, p.A17)(HN, 10/20/98)
1947        Nov 24, Congress voted to cite the Hollywood Ten, who opposed the HUAC hearings, as "unfriendly witnesses" for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry. At the same time 50 top Hollywood executives convened and decided to discharge or suspend the Hollywood Ten until acquittal or declaration that they were not Communists. Among the ten were director Edward Dmytrak, who later recanted and gave names of suspected Communists, Lester Cole, and writer Ring Lardner Jr. Lester Cole later wrote "Hollywood Red."
    (SFEC, 5/18/97, DB p.65)(AP, 11/24/97)
1947        Nov 25, Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood Ten" who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
    (AP, 11/25/99)

1947        The film “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1947        The film "The Beginning of the Feud" starred Hume Cronyn as J. Robert Oppenheimer.
    (SFC, 6/17/03, p.A21)

1947        The comedy film "The Bishop’s Wife" with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven was an angel movie. It was remade in 1996 as "The Preacher’s Wife."
    (SFEC, 8/25/96, DB p.43)(WSJ, 12/13/96, p.A12)(SFC, 12/27/96, p.C17)(SFEC, 4/26/98, DB p.56)

1947        The British film “Black Narcissus" starred Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh.
    (SFC, 10/19/07, p.A11)

1947        The film "Body and Soul" starred John Garfield (d.1952) as heavyweight Charlie Davis. It was directed by Robert Rossen and won an  Oscar for editors Francis D. "Pete" Lyon (1905-1996) and Robert Parish. The script was by Abraham Polonsky. Mr. Lyon wrote his autobiography in 1993: "Twists of Fate: An Oscar Winner’s International Career."
    (SFC, 10/24/96, p.C7)(WSJ, 12/28/01, p.W9)

1947        The film "Boomerang" was directed by Elia Kazan.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, p.D5)

1947        The film "Born to Kill" starred Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1947        The film "The Brasher Doubloon" starred George Montgomery as detective Philip Marlowe. The film was based on a detective novel by Raymond Chandler.
    (SFC, 12/15/00, p.D11)(SFC, 12/15/11, p.A11)

1947        The British film "Brighton Rock" was produced by the twin Boulting brothers. Richard Attenborought (1923-2014) played Pinkie. It was an adaptation of a Graham Greene novel.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A19)(SFC, 8/25/14, p.C3)

1947        The film “Brute Force" starred Burt Lancaster and was directed by Jules Dassin.
    (SFC, 4/1/08, p.B7)

1947        The horror film "Bury Me Dead" starred Cathy O’Donnell, June Lockhart and Hugh Beaumont. It was directed by Bernard Vorhaus.
    (SFEM, 10/25/98, p.4)

1947        The film "Captain from Castille" starred Tyrone Power and Jean Peters (d.2000 at 73).
    (SFC, 10/21/00, p.A24)

1947        The musical film “Carnival in Costa Rica" starred Dick Haymes and featured singer Celeste Holm.
    (SFC, 7/16/12, p.C4)(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039245/)

1947        The film “Christmas Eve" was directed by Edwin L. Marin.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0039266/combined)

1947        The film "Crossfire" starred Robert Mitchum. It was produced by Adrian Scott.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 6/29/12, p.C5)

1947        The film "Dark Passage" with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall was released. It was directed by Delmer Davis and had been shot in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFEC, 8/11/96, DB, p.39)

1947        The film “Dear Ruth" was produced. It was based on the writings of Norman Krasna (1909-1984), American writer and film producer.
    (www.filmreference.com/Writers-and-Production-Artists-Ja-Kr/Krasna-Norman.html)

1947        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Desire Me."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1947        The film "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" starred Anne Gwynne (d.2003 at 84).
    (SFC, 4/9/03, p.A29)

1947        The film "Dishonored Lady" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1947        The film "A Double Life" starred Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso and Shelley Winters. Colman won best actor for his role.
    (AP, 3/20/98)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.B6)(SSFC, 1/15/06, p.B7)

1947        The film "Dragnet" starred Mary Brian (d.2002).
    (SFC, 1/4/03, p.A15)

1947        The film "The Exile" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1947        The film "The Farmer’s Daughter" starred Loretta Young. She won best actress for her role.
    (AP, 3/20/98)(SFEC, 8/13/00, Par p.18)

1947        The film “Fiesta" starred Cyd Charisse as the Latin fiancée of actor Ricardo Montalban.
    (SFC, 6/18/08, p.A2)

1947        The UN produced the short film "First Steps," a documentary about a disabled child who learns to walk. The film won an Academy Award.
    (SFC, 8/26/97, p.E4)

1947        The John Ford film "The Fugitive" with Henry Fonda and Dolores del Rio was produced. It featured the work of cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1908-1997).
    (SFC, 4/29/97, p.A20)

1947        The film "Gentleman’s Agreement" starred Gregory Peck and Celeste Holm. It won the Academy Award for best picture and best director (Elia Kazan).
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)(AP, 3/20/98)(SFC, 7/16/12, p.C4)

1947        The British film "Green for Danger" starred Trevor Howard, Sally Gray and Rosamund John and was directed by Sidney Gilliat.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.C7)

1947        The film “High Barbaree" starred June Allyson and Van Johnson (1916-2008).
    (SFC, 7/11/06, p.B5)(AP, 12/12/08)

1947        The noir film “High Wall" starred Audrey Totter.
    (SFC, 12/18/13, p.A11)

1947        The film “Honeymoon" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1947        The film "The Hucksters" starred Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sidney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner and Douglas Fowley. It was directed by Jack Conway.
    (TVM, 1975, p.264)(SFC, 5/29/98, p.D7)

1947        The romantic film "I Know Where I’m Going" was produced.
    (SFC, 2/20/98, p.C13)

1947        The film "It Happened in Brooklyn" starred Frank Sinatra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1947        The film "I Walk Alone" was directed by Byron Haskin.
    (SFEC, 5/10/98, DB p.52)

1947        The French film "Jour de Fete" by Jacques Tati was shot on experimental color stock. [see 1949]
    (SFEC, 4/13/97, DB p.41)

1947        The film “Kilroy Was Here" was produced by Sid Luft.
    (SFC, 9/17/05, p.B5)

1947        The noir film "Kiss of Death" starred Victor Mature and Richard Widmark (1914-2008).
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A20)(SFC, 3/27/08, p.A2)

1947        The film “The Lady From Shanghai" was directed by Orson Welles."
    (SFC, 5/5/15, p.E2)

1947        The film “Lady in the Lake" starred Audrey Totter (1917-2013) and Robert Montgomery.
    (SFC, 12/18/13, p.A11)

1947        The comedy film "Life With Father" starred William Powell and Irene Dunne. It about a New York financier and his 4 redheaded sons and was adopted from the Broadway play by Howard Lindsey and Russel Crouse.
    (SFEC, 5/30/99, DB p.46)

1947        The film "Louisiana" starred Jimmie Davis, the singing governor of Louisiana. It was about a country boy who became a singer and then a governor.
    (SFC, 11/6/00, p.A23)

1947        The film "The Macomber Affair" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)

1947        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Magic Town."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1947        The film "Miracle on 34th Street" with Maureen O'Hara and Edmond Gwenn as Kriss Kringle was released in May in LA. Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 2005 it was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.E1,3)(SFC,12/19/97, p.C21)(SFEC, 3/14/99, Par p.16)(SFC, 12/28/05, p.E6)
 
1947        The film "Monsieur Verdoux" with Charlie Chaplin was produced.
    (WSJ, 7/17/96, p.A12)

1947        The film "Mother Wore Tights" starred Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. Alfred Newman won an Oscar for the music and the film featured ventriloquist Senor Wences (d.1999).
    (USAT, 3/24/99, p.12E)

1947        The film "Motion Painting No. 1" was produced.
    (SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)

1947        The film "Mourning Becomes Electra" starred Rosalind Russell and was directed by Dudley Nichols.
    (TVM, 1975, p.389)

1947        The documentary film "My Father's House" was made by Herbert Kline. It was an account of Holocaust victims.
    (SFC, 2/13/99, p.A24)

1947        The film "My Favorite Brunette" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1947        The film "My Wild Irish Rose" starred Andrea King and Dennis Morgan.
    (SFC, 5/9/03, p.A22)

1947        The film "New Orleans" starred Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, the Woody Herman band and other jazz stars. It was directed by Arthur Lubin.
    (SFC, 2/18/02, p.403)

1947        The noir film "Nightmare Alley" starred Tyrone Power, Helen Walker and Joan Blondell. It was directed by Edmund Goulding and based on the 1946 novel by William Gresham.
    (SFC, 10/8/99, p.C5)(SSFC, 1/1/06, p.M6)

1947        The Japanese film "Our Wonderful Sunday" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1947        The premiere noir film "Out of the Past" starred Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer (d.2001 at 76), Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Fleming. It was directed by Jacques Tourneur. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEC, 5/11/97, DB p.37)(SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)

1947        The film "Paradine Case" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.A16)

1947        The film "The Pearl" starred Pedro Amendariz and Maria Elena Marques. It was directed by Emilio Fernandez and was based on the John Steinbeck novel. In 2002 it was added to the National Film Registry.
    (SFEC, 6/21/98, DB p.51)(SFC, 12/19/02, p.E12)

1947        The film “Perils of Pauline" starred Betty Hutton. It was a comedy biopic of silent serial star Pearl White.
    (SFC, 3/14/07, p.)

1947        The cowboy film "Pursued" starred Robert Mitchum and was directed by Raoul Walsh. It was a Freudian Western.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEM, 6/27/99, p.6)

1947        The noir film "Railroaded" starred John Ireland and was directed by Anthony Mann. It was about a ruthless gangster who frames an innocent kid for armed robbery and murder.
    (SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)(SFEC, 5/31/98, DB p.51)

1947        The film "Ramrod" starred Veronica Lake and was directed by Andre de Toth.
    (SFC, 11/1/02, p.A28)

1947        The film "Road to Rio" starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
    (SSFC, 1/21/01, DB p.36)

1947        The film “The Romance of Rosy Ridge" starred Janet Leigh (1927-2004).
    (SFC, 10/5/04, p.A2)

1947        The film "The Sea of Grass" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1947        The film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" starred Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo.
    (SFEC,11/2/97, DB p.62)

1947        The film "Sinbad the Sailor" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1947        The film "Song of Love" starred Katharine Hepburn.
    (SFC, 6/30/03, p.A11)

1947        The film "Song of Scheherazade" starred Jean-Pierre Aumont
    (SFC, 1/31/01, p.C2)

1947        The film "Song of the Thin Man" starred Myrna Loy and William Powell and was written by Harry Crane.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.C4)

1947        The film “That Hagen Girl" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1947        The film "They Won’t Believe Me" starred Jane Greer.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A15)

1947        The Japanese film "To the End of the Silver-Capped Mountains" (Ginrei no hate) starred Toshiro Mifune.
    (SFC,12/26/97, p.C3)

1947        The film "Tycoon" starred John Wayne and featured the uncredited debut of Jan Sterling.
    (SFC, 3/30/04, p.B6)

1947        The cartoon "Uncle Tom’s Cabana" was animated by Tex Avery.
    (SFC,11/15/97, p.C6)

1947        The film "Under Colorado Skies" featured the debut of Gene Evans (d.1998 at 75).
    (SFC, 4/2/98, p.A23)

1947        The noir film “Unsuspected" starred Audrey Totter.
    (SFC, 12/18/13, p.A11)

1947        The comedy film "The Voice of the Turtle" starred Ronald Reagan and Eleanor Parker. It was directed by Irving Rapper.
    (SFEC, 6/29/97, DB p.33)(SFC, 12/30/99, p.C6)

1947        The film "Where There's Life" starred Bob Hope.
    (WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)

1948        The film "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" was ranked 56th most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1948        The film "Anna Karenina" starred Vivien Leigh, Keiron Moore and Ralph Richardson.
    (SFEC, 9/8/96, Par p.21)

1948        The film "Apartment for Peggie" starred Jeanne Crain and William Holden.
    (SFC, 12/15/03, p.A24)

1948        The film the "Babe Ruth Story" starred William Bendix.
    (WSJ, 8/21/98, p.W13)

1948        The film "Berlin Express" was produced by Bert Granet.
    (SFC, 11/25/02, p.A15)

1948        The noir film "The Big Clock" starred Ray Milland, Maureen O’Sullivan and Charles Laughton. It was directed by John Farrow, the husband of O’Sullivan.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(SFC, 6/24/98, p.C2)

1948        The Italian Neorealism film "Bitter Rice" starred Silvana Mangano  and was directed by Giuseppe De Santis.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.B3)`

1948        The film "Blondie’s Secret" was directed by Edward L. Bernds (d.2000 at 94). It was one of his 5 Blondie films.
    (SFC, 5/24/00, p.C5)

1948        The film "Blood on the Moon" starred Robert Mitchum and was directed by Robert Wise.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 9/16/05, p.B8)

1948        The film "Bodyguard" was directed by Richard Fleischer.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0040178/)

1948        The film "Boy With Green Hair" was produced.
    (SFC, 11/25/02, p.A15)

1948        The film “The Bride Goes Wild" starred June Allyson and Van Johnson."
    (SFC, 7/11/06, p.B5)

1948        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Call Northside 777" with E.G. Marshall.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFC, 10/12/97, Par p.22)

1948        The film "Casbah" was directed by John Berry.
    (SFC, 12/1/99, p.A26)

1948        The film “Command Decision" starred Van Johnson.
    (SFC, 12/13/08, p.A5)

1948        The Japanese film "Drunken Angel" (Yoidore tenchi) starred Toshiro Mifune as a rakish tubercular gangster." It was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC,12/25/97, p.A25)(SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1948        The film "Easter Parade" starred Judy Garland, Ann Miller and Fred Astaire.
    (SFC, 2/23/01, p.C15)

1948        The film "Emperor’s Waltz" was directed by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1948        The Swedish film “Eva" was directed by Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
    (SFC, 7/31/07, p.E3)

1948        The 1948 film "Force of Evil" starred John Garfield, Marie Windsor and Beau Bridges. It was directed by Abraham Polonsky. It was based on the 1943 novel "Tucker’s People" by Ira Wolfert.
    (SFC,11/28/97, p.B8)(SFEC, 5/10/98, DB p.52)(SFC, 12/14/00, p.C9)

1948        The film "A Foreign Affair" starred Marlene Dietrich and was directed by Billy Wilder.
    (SFEC, 2/7/99, BR p.5)

1948        The film "Fort Apache" starred John Wayne, Henry Fonda, John Agar and Shirley Temple (19). Agar (d.2002) and Temple had married in 1945.
    (SFEC, 12/6/98, DB p.39)(SFC, 4/12/02, p.A23)

1948        The film "The French Earrings of Madame de..." was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 10/11/97, DB p.35)

1948        The comedy film "The Fuller Brush Man" starred Red Skelton.
    (WSJ, 11/3/99, p.B1)

1948        The film “I Love Trouble" starred Lynn Merrick (1921-2007).
    (SFC, 4/3/07, p.D5)

1948        The film "I Remember Mama" with Irene Dunne, Ellen Corby (d.1999 at 87) and Barbara Bel Geddes was released. It was directed by George Stevens and had been shot in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFEC, 8/11/96, DB, p.39)(SFC, 4/17/99, p.A19)

1948        The film "Joan of Arc" starred Ingrid Bergman and was directed by Victor Fleming.
    (SFEC, 12/5/99, DB p.59)

1948        The film "Johnny Belinda" starred Lew Ayres and Jan Sterling. Ayres won an academy nomination for best actor. Jane Wyman (1917-2007) won an Oscar for her role.
    (SFC, 12/31/96, p.A20)(SFC, 3/30/04, p.B6)

1948        The film “Jungle Patrol" featured Arthur Franz.
    (SFC, 6/20/06, p.B5)

1948        The film "Key Largo" starred Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Lauren Bacall. It was directed by John Huston. Trevor won an Oscar for her role.
    (SFEC, 5/18/97, Par p.4)(SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.C14)

1948        The film "The Kissing Bandit" starred Frank Sinatra and Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)(SFC, 1/23/04, p.A2)

1948        The noir film "Lady From Shanghai" with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth was released. It was directed by Orson Welles and was shot in the SF Bay Area. Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Cansino and began her show career flamenco dancing with her father, Eduardo.
    (TVM, 1975, p.313)(SFEC, 8/11/96, DB, p.39)(SFEC,10/19/97, p.T6)

1948        The film "The Lady in Ermine" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1948        The film "Let's Live a Little" starred Hedy Lamarr.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10)

1948        The film "Letter From an Unknown Woman" starred Joan Fontaine and Louis Jordan and was directed by Max Ophuls. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1948        The film "A Letter to Three Wives" starred Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas and Thelma Ritter. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
    (SFC, 3/17/01, p.A23)

1948        The film “The Loves of Carmen" starred Rita Hayworth.
    (SFC, 4/2/08, p.B9)

1948        the film “Macbeth" was directed by Orson Welles."
    (SFC, 5/5/15, p.E2)

1948        The film "Miracle of the Bells" with Frank Sinatra was produced.
    (SFC, 12/27/96, p.C17)(SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1948        The film "Mr. Blandings Builds His dream House" was ranked 72nd most funny film in 2000.
    (SFC, 6/15/00, p.E3)

1948        The film "Naked City" starred James Gregory (d.2002 at 90) and was directed by Jules Dassin. In 2007 it was added as a classic to the American national registry.
    (SFC, 9/19/02, p.A24)(SFC, 12/28/07, p.E3)(SFC, 4/1/08, p.B7)

1948        The film "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" with Edward G. Robinson was directed by John Farrow and written by Cornell Woolrich. It was about a magician with the power to predict the future.
    (TVM, 1975, p.405)(SFEM, 5/10/98, p.6)

1948        The noir film "Nora Prentiss" starred Ann Sheridan.
    (SFC, 1/14/03, p.D2)

1948        The Mexican film "Nosotros Los Pobres" (We the Poor) starred Katy Jurado (d.2002) and Pedro Infante.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosotros_los_pobres)(SFC, 7/6/02, p.A19)

1948        The film "Oliver Twist" starred Alec Guinness.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A15)

1948        The film “On an Island With You" starred Cyd Charisse and Esther Williams.
    (SFC, 6/18/08, p.A2)

1948        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "On Our Merry Way" (aka A Miracle Cab Happen).
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1948        The film "Paleface" starred Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 10/19/01, p.D5)

1948        The film "The Pirate" starred Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and featured the Nicholas Brothers tap dancing duo.
    (SFEC, 3/5/00, DB p.43)(SSFC, 1/29/06, p.B7)

1948        The noir film "Pitfall" starred Dick Powell, Jane Wyman and Lizabeth Scott. It was directed by Andre de Toth.
    (SFC, 11/1/02, p.A28)

1948        The film "Portrait of Jenny" was about an artist who becomes enamored by a young woman who turns out to have been dead for decades. It starred Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones.
    (SFC, 2/13/98, p.C5)

1948        The film "Rachel and the Stranger" starred Robert Mitchum and Loretta Young.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEC, 8/13/00, Par p.18)

1948        The noir film "Race Street" starred George Raft.
    (SFC, 1/14/03, p.D2)

1948        The film "Raw Deal" starred Claire Trevor, Dennis O’Keefe and Marsha Hunt. It was directed by Anthony Mann.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.62)

1948        The film "The Red Pony" starred Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. It was based on the John Steinbeck novel and Steinbeck wrote the screenplay.
    (TVM, 1975, p.470)

1948        Joanne Drew (1922-1996) and John Wayne starred in Howard Hawk’s "Red River."
    (SFC, 9/12/96, p.A26)

1948        The film "The Red Shoes" starred ballerina Moira Shearer (1926-2006). It was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and was based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
    (SFEM, 7/14/96, p.30)(SFC, 2/2/06, p.B7)

1948        The Western film "Relentless" starred Robert Young and Marguerite Chapman and was directed by George Sherman.
    (TVM, 1975, p.471)(SFC, 9/4/99, p.A25)

1948        Charles O’Neil (1904-1996) wrote the screenplay for the film "Return of the Badmen."
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.C2)

1948        The film "Road to Rio" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1948        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Rope." It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.50)

1948        The film "The Search" starred Montgomery Clift and was directed by Fred Zinnemann. It was about a Czech boy who flees a refugee camp after WW II and is befriended by an American soldier.
    (WSJ, 11/28/97, p.A8)

1948        The Japanese film "The Silent Duel" starred Toshiro Mifune as a young man accidentally infected with venereal disease."
    (SFC,12/25/97, p.A25)

1948        The film "The Snake Pit" with Olivia de Havilland was a mental-hospital drama.
    (SFC, 10/10/97, p.C10)

1948        The film "Snowbound" was based on the novel "The Lonely Skier" by Hammond Innes.
    (SFC, 6/12/98, p.A26)

1948        The film "A Song Is Born" was written by Billy Wilder.
    (SFC, 3/29/02, p.A14)

1948        The film "Sorry, Wrong Number" starred Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck. It was directed by Anatole Litvak and was based on a radio drama by Lucille Fletcher (d.2000 at 88).
    (TVM, 1975, p.536)(SFC, 9/5/00, p.A24)

1948        The film "So This Is New York" starred Rudy Vallee and was directed by Richard A. Fleischer. It was produced by Stanley Kramer.
    (SFC, 2/21/01, p.A18)

1948        The film "State of the Union" with Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson and Angela Lansbury was directed by Frank Capra.
    (SFC, 7/7/96, DB p.28)(SFC, 12/13/08, p.A5)

1948        The film "Station West" starred Jane Greer.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A15)

1948        The first "Superman" film starred Kirk Alyn (37) and was made in a 15-part serial format.  Alyn was born as John Feggo Jr. in NJ and died in 1999 at 88.
    (SFC, 3/18/99, p.C4)

1948        The film "Three Godfathers" starred John Wayne and Ward Bond. It was based on a short story by Peter B. Kyne, Bronco Billy and the Baby," that was 1st made into a film in 1916.
    (Ind, 7/19/03, p.3A)

1948        The film "The Times of Your Life" starred James Cagney and was based on the novel by William Saroyan.
    (SFEM, 4/27/97, p.10)

1948        The John Huston film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Tim Holt, Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart was made. It was later selected as a Library of Congress film classic. Walter Huston received an Oscar for best supporting actor. It was rated #30 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998.
    (SFC, 1/21/98, p.E1,6)(SFC, 2/20/98, p.C13)(SFEC, 3/1/98, DB p.49)(SFEC, 3/29/98, DB p.58)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)

1948        The Mexican film "Una Familia de Tantas" (One Family of Many) was directed by Hector Alejandro Galindo.
    (SFC, 2/11/99, p.A25)

1948        The film "Weegee’s New York" was produced.
    (SFC, 11/21/96, p.C3)

1948        The film "Winter Meeting" starred Bette Davis.
    (WSJ, 6/21/99, p.A24)

1948        The film "Women in the Night" was about Nazis holding a band of female prisoners while trying to perfect a secret weapon.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.52)

1948        The film "Yellow Sky" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.A16)

1948        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "You Gotta Stay Happy."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1949        Mar 24, At the Academy Awards, "Hamlet" won best picture of 1948 and its star, Laurence Olivier, best actor; Jane Wyman won best actress for "Johnny Belinda"; "Treasure of Sierra Madre" won best director for John Huston and best supporting actor for the director's father, Walter Huston.
    (AP, 3/24/99)

1949        The film "The Accused" starred Loretta Young.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)

1949        The film "Adam's Rib" starred Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn and was written by Garsin Kanin (d.1999 at 86) and wife Ruth Gordon.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, p.D8)

1949        The film "Adventure in Baltimore" starred Shirley Temple and John Agar.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A23)

1949        The film "The Adventures of Don Juan" starred Errol Flynn and Helen Westcott. It won an Academy Award for costuming by Marjorie O. Best.
    (SFC, 6/19/97, p.A22)(SFC, 3/26/98, p.B4)

1949        The film "All the King’s Men" starred John Derek, Joanne Dru, Mercedes McCambridge (d.2004) and Broderick Crawford. It was based on the eponymous 1946 novel by Robert Penn Warren.
    (SFC, 5/23/98, p.A23)(SFC, 2/19/04, p.B7)

1949        The film "Always Leave Them Laughing" starred Milton Berle and Bert Lahr. Max Showalter (aka Casey Adams) appeared in his first film.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.D2)

1949        The 1st "Anna Lucasta" film starred Paulette Goddard in an all-white cast. It was based on a play by Philip Yordan (d.2003). A 1958 version had black performers.
    (TVM, 1975, p.19)(SFC, 3/20/02, p.A25)(SSFC, 4/6/03, p.A23)

1949        The Mexican film "Aventurera" by Alberto Gout with Ninon Sevilla was produced.
    (SFEM, 9/8/96, p.6)

1949        The film "Battleground" starred Van Johnson. It depicted combat during the Battle of the Bulge.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, BR p.7)(SFC, 12/13/08, p.A5)

1949        The film "The Big Steal" starred Jane Greer and Robert Mitchum.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFC, 8/28/01, p.A15)

1949        The Italian film "Bitter Rice" (Riso Amaro) starred Silvana Mangano. It was directed by Giuseppe de Santis (d.1997).
    (SFC, 5/19/97, p.A24)(SFC, 2/11/06, p.E1)

1949        The film "The Blue Lagoon" was produced. It was about a boy and girl shipwrecked on an island for several years.
    (SFC, 9/1/96, Par. p.10)

1949        The film "Caught" starred Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan and James Mason and was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1949        The film "Come to the Stable" starred Loretta Young and Celeste Holm.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)(SFC, 7/16/12, p.C4)

1949        The noir film "Criss Cross" starred Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Yvonne De Carlo and was directed by Robert Siodmak. The script was by Daniel Fuchs. In 1995 Steven Soderbergh remade it as “The Underneath"
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.44)(SSFC, 12/15/02, Par p.26)(WSJ, 6/8/05, p.D14)

1949        The film "Champion" starred Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell and Ruth Roman (d.1999 at 75). It was directed by Stanley Kramer and was based on the Ring Lardner story of a maniacal prize fighter.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A19)

1949        The film "The Fighting O’Flynn" starred Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    (SFC, 5/8/00, p.A5)

1949        The film "The Fountainhead" starred Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper. It was directed by King Vidor and based on the novel by Ayn Rand.
    (SFEC, 4/4/99, DB p.39)

1949        Clayton Moore starred in the movie serial "The Ghost of Zorro."
    (SFC, 12/29/99, p.A11)

1949        The film “The Girl From Jones Beach" starred Virginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan.
    (SFC, 1/18/05, p.B4)

1949        The film “The Great Gatsby" featured Shelley Winters.
    (SSFC, 1/15/06, p.B7)

1949        The film "The Great Lover" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1949        The film "The Great Sinner" starred Gregory Peck.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.A16)

1949        The film "The Green Promise" starred Walter Brennan and Marguerite Chapman and was directed by William D. Russell.
    (TVM, 1975, p.226)(SFC, 9/4/99, p.A25)

1949        The film "Gun Crazy" starred Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger and John Dall. It was directed by Joseph H. Lewis (d.2000 at 93?). The film was shot in 30 days and cost $400,000. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998. The screenplay was by Dalton Trumbo.
    (SFEM, 2/22/98, p.6)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A22)

1949        The film "The Heiress" starred Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. It was based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square." De Havilland won an Oscar for her role.
    (SFEC, 10/5/97, DB p.45)(SFC, 10/10/97, p.C1)

1949        The film "Hellfire" starred Marie Windsor (d.2000 at 80).
    (SFC, 12/14/00, p.C9)

1949        Robert Mitchum played in the film "Holiday Affair."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)

1949        The film "Home of the Brave" with Lloyd Bridges was produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Mark Robson.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, BR p.7)(SFC, 3/11/98, p.A4)(SFC, 2/21/01, p.A18)

1949        The film "In the Good Old Summertime" starred Judy Garland and Van Johnson. It was a remake of the 1940 Ernst Lubitsch film "The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFEC,11/2/97, DB p.60)

1949        The film "It's a Great Feeling" starred Jane Wyman.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.B1)

1949        The film "I was a Male War Bride" starred Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan.
    (SFC, 12/1/99, p.E1)

1949        The film "I Shot Jesse James" was debut-directed by Samuel Fuller (d.1997 at 86).
    (SFC,11/1/97, p.A17)

1949        The film "Jolson Sings Again" was produced with music by George Dunning (d.2000 at 92).
    (SFC, 3/3/00, p.D5)

1949        The French film "Jour de fete" was directed by Jacques Tati. [see 1947]
    (WSJ, 8/1/00, p.A20)

1949        The British film "Kind Hearts and Coronets" starred Alec Guinness and Valerie Hobson (d.1998). Guinness played a family of characters killed off one by one.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.D5)(SFC, 8/1/00, p.D5)

1949        The film “A Kiss for Corliss" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1949        The 3* murder mystery film "Knock on Any Door" starred John Derek and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by Nicholas Ray. It was based on a 1947 novel by Willard Motley about a sensitive hoodlum named Nick Romano whose motto was "Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse."
    (TVM, 1975, p.310)(SFC, 5/23/98, p.A23)(SFEC, 7/26/98, Par p.2)

1949        The film "Letter to Three Wives" starred Jeanne Crain, Ann Sothern and Kirk Douglas. It was directed by Joseph Mankiewicz.
    (SFC, 12/15/03, p.A24)(MoTV, 1977, p.410)

1949        The film “Little Women" starred Janet Leigh.
    (SFC, 10/5/04, p.A2)

1949        The film "Lost Boundaries" starred Mel Ferrer and was directed by Alfred L. Werker. It was about a Negro family that passed for white in a New England town until their heritage was discovered. Ormonde de Kay (d.1998 at 74) contributed to the script.
    (TVM, 1975, p.338)(SFC, 10/24/98, p.A22)

1949        Jimmy Stewart starred in the film "Malaya."
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)

1949        The film "Mother Is a Freshman" starred Loretta Young.
    (WSJ, 8/27/96, p.A12)

1949        The film “Mr. Belvedere Goes to College" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1949        The film "My Friend Irma" was 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.
    (SFEC, 9/6/98, Par p.14)(MC, 9/28/01)

1949        The film “Neptune’s Daughter" starred Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban and Red Skelton. Williams and Montalban sang Frank Loesser’s song “Baby It’s Cold Outside."
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0041687/)(WSJ, 2/2/08, p.W8)

1949        The film "Not Wanted" was produced by Ida Lupino. It was about an unwed mother seeking affection and understanding.
    (SFEM, 8/16/98, p.3)

1949        The film "On the Town" starred Frank Sinatra and Ann Miller.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1949        The film "Orpheus" was directed by Jean Cocteau.
    (SFC, 4/26/99, p.E8)

1949        The French film “Troubled Waters" starred Ginette Leclerc.
    (SFC, 10/31/15, p.E4)

1949        The interracial drama film "Pinky" starred Jeanne Crain and Bert Conway (d.2002 at 87). It was directed by Elia Kazan. It was banned in Marshall, Texas, but the censoring ordnance was declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.
    (SFEC, 3/14/99, p.D5)(SFC, 2/18/02, p.B6)(SFC, 12/15/03, p.A24)

1949        The film "Private Angelo" featured Peter Ustinov.
    (SFC, 3/30/04, p.A2)

1949        The film "Project X" featured Jack Lord.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.E4)

1949        The Japanese film "The Quiet Duel" was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)

1949        The film The "Reckless Moment" starred Joan Bennett and James Mason. It was directed by Max Ophuls.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, DB p.50)

1949        The film "Red, Hot and Blue" featured Jack Kruschen (d.2002) in a debut performance.
    (SFC, 5/27/02, p.B5)

1949        The film "The Red Menace" featured Jack Lord.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.E4)

1949        Robert Mitchum and Beau Bridges played in the film "The Red Pony."
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.E2)(SFEC, 8/9/98, Par p.18)

1949        The film "Rocking Horse Winner" starred John Howard Davies and John Mills. It was based on a gambling story by D.H. Lawrence.

1949        The film "Samson and Delilah" starred Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, DB p.15)

1949        The film "The Sands of Iwo Jima" starred John Wayne and Arthur Franz. The film defined American patriotism for a generation.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, BR p.7)(SFC, 6/20/06, p.B5)

1949        The film “The Set-Up" starred Robert Ryan. It was directed by Robert Wise.
    (SFC, 9/16/05, p.B8)

1949        Joanne Drew (1922-1996) starred in John Ford’s "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."
    (SFC, 9/12/96, p.A26)

1949        The film "Shockproof" starred Cornell Wilde and Patricia Knight. It was directed by Douglas Sirk. It was about a relationship between a parole officer and a parolee.
    (SFEM, 2/22/98, p.6)

1949        The film “Slaterry’s Huricane" starred Richard Widmark.
    (SFC, 3/27/08, p.A2)

1949        The film "Sorrowful Jones" featured Bob Hope.
    (SFC, 7/29/03, p.D5)

1949        The noir film "The Story of Molly X" starred June Havoc as a gang leader.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, DB p.58)

1949        The film “The Story of Seabiscuit" featured Shirley Temple.
    (SFC, 1/26/06, p.E1)

1949        The film "The Stratton Story" starred James Stewart, as a one-legged baseball player, and June Allyson.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.E4)(SFC, 7/11/06, p.B5)

1949        The Japanese film "Stray Dog" (Norainu) by Akira Kurosawa was produced.
    (SFEC, 8/24/97, DB p.64)

1949        The film "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" starred Frank Sinatra.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.E6)

1949        The film "Task Force" was produced.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, BR p.7)

1949        The noir film "Thieves Highway" was produced.
    (SFC, 1/14/03, p.D2)

1949        The film "The Third Man" with Alida Valli, Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles was directed by Carol Reed with a screenplay by Graham Greene. It was rated #57 by the Amer. Film Inst. in 1998. The American version was released by David Selznick, while a longer version by Carol Reed was released in Europe.
    (TOH, 1982, p.1949)(USAT, 6/17/98, p.9D)(SFEC, 8/8/99, DB p.52)(SFC, 8/14/99, p.B1)

1949        The documentary film "The Titan: Story of Michelangelo" was produced by Robert Snyder (d.2004). The film won an Academy Award in 1950.
    (SFC, 3/22/04, p.B4)

1949        The film "Top of the Morning" with Bing Crosby was produced.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, DB p.57)

1949        The film "Twelve O’Clock High" with Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe and Gary Merrill was directed by Henry King. It was named a Library of Congress Classic in 1998.
    (SFEC, 2/23/96, BR p.7)(SFEC, 3/1/98, Par p.18)(SFC, 11/30/98, p.D3)

1949        The film "White Heat" with James Cagney and Virginia Mayo (1920-2005) was directed by Raoul Walsh. It exhibited "dark and destructive symbols of power."
    (SFEC,12/28/97, BR p.8)(SFC, 1/18/05, p.B4)

1949        The noir film "The Woman on Pier 13" starred Robert Ryan and was directed by Howard Hughes.
    (SFC, 1/14/03, p.D2)

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