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Deadline – U.S.A. (1952) Richard Brooks, Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Ed Hutcheson, tough editor of the New York ‘Day’, finds that the late owner’s heirs are selling the crusading paper to a strictly commercial rival. At first he sees impending unemployment as an opportunity to win back his estranged wife Nora. But when a reporter, pursuing a lead on racketeer Rienzi, is badly beaten, Hutcheson is stung into a full fledged crusade against the gangster, hoping Rienzi can be tied to a woman’s murder…in the 3 issues before the end of ‘The Day.’
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Night Song (1947) John Cromwell, Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Drama, Romance, Music

Night Song (1947)
Cathy Mallory, beautiful socialite who prefers classical music, is taken by friends to a back-alley dance club. There, she meets blind pianist Dan Evans, who plays in Chick Morgan’s swing band but seems to be a composer of great promise. Attracted but spurned, Cathy feigns blindness herself to get past Dan’s bitter facade, scheming to get him to the doctor who can restore his sight…and to Carnegie Hall. But her actions bring about several twists in their relationship…
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That Midnight Kiss (1949) Norman Taurog, Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Musical, Romance

That Midnight Kiss (1949)
In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell sponsors an opera company under the command of the famous maestro Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Prudence to lead an opera. They hire the also famous tenor Guido Russino Betelli, but Prudence does not feel comfortable with him on the stage. When Prudence accidentally sees the American-Italian truck driver Johnny Donnetti singing opera, she convinces Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Johnny. They fall in love for each other, but when Prudence visits his work to tell that he will be hired, she meets Mary and she believes Johnny is in love of his colleague.
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The Farmer’s Daughter (1947) H.C. Potter, Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Drama, Romance

The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Swedish-American farmer’s daughter Katrin ‘Katie’ Holstrom leaves the farm to study nursing in the big, wicked city. Thanks to a chiseling acquaintance, her tuition and expense money disappears the first day, and she’s forced to get a job…as a domestic for congressman Glenn Morley. Impressed by her political awareness as well as her many charms and capabilities, Glenn is soon infatuated with Katie, and she with him, but their feelings remain unspoken…until Katie speaks up at a party rally and is abruptly thrust into politics herself.
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It’s a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951) Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Comedy, Drama

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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables represent a broad cross-section of the American experience: the elderly woman whose pride is injured when she’s forgotten in the latest census; the novice minister more pleased with the sound of his own voice than with the needs of his congregation; the mother who confronts the illogic of racial intolerance when she meets the best friend of the son she lost to war; and the enigma that is Texas. Episode titles are: 1) Interruptions, Interruptions; 2) Census Taker; 3) Negro Story; 4) Rosika, the Rose; 5) Letter from Korea; 6) Lone Star; (7) Minister in Washington; 8) Four Eyes; a further episode, titled Load, directed by Anthony Mann, with ‘Jean Hersholt’ (q.v.) and ‘Ann Harding’ (q.v.), was filmed but deleted.
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