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Lewis Milestone (1895–1980)

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All Quiet on the Western Front [1930 film] (1930) — Director — 182 eksemplarer
Ocean's Eleven [1960 film] (1960) — Director — 125 eksemplarer
4 Film Favorites: Ocean's Collection (2009) — Director — 91 eksemplarer
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers [1946 film] (1946) — Director — 60 eksemplarer
Have Gun - Will Travel: The Complete First Season (2005) — Instruktør — 59 eksemplarer
Mutiny on the Bounty [1962 film] (1962) — Director — 37 eksemplarer
A Walk in the Sun [1945 film] (1943) — Director — 31 eksemplarer
Pork Chop Hill [1959 film] (1959) 30 eksemplarer
Halls of Montezuma [1951 film] (1951) — Instruktør — 26 eksemplarer
Rain [1932 film] (1932) — Instruktør — 21 eksemplarer
50 Movies: Dark Crimes (2012) — Instruktør — 19 eksemplarer
Of Mice and Men [1939 film] (1939) — Instruktør — 17 eksemplarer
The Front Page [1931 film] (1931) — Director — 14 eksemplarer
The North Star [1943 film] (1943) — Director — 13 eksemplarer
Arch of Triumph [1948 film] (1948) 8 eksemplarer
TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures (2010) — Instruktør — 8 eksemplarer
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum! [1933 film] (1933) — Director — 8 eksemplarer
Lucky Partners [1940 film] (1940) — Instruktør — 7 eksemplarer
The Red Pony [1949 film] (1949) — Director — 7 eksemplarer
The Purple Heart [1944 film] (2007) — Instruktør — 6 eksemplarer
Les Misérables [1935 film & 1952 film] (2007) — Director 1952 — 6 eksemplarer
Dangerous Dames Collection (2009) — Instruktør — 5 eksemplarer
Edge of Darkness [1943 film] (2018) 5 eksemplarer
They Who Dare [1954 film] (1953) — Instruktør — 4 eksemplarer
Streets of Fear : 20 Movie Collection [4 Discs] — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
Un paseo bajo el sol 2 eksemplarer
Les Misérables [1952 film] — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
The General Died at Dawn [1936 film] — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
The Garden of Eden [1928 film] (1928) — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
Classic Film Noir, Vol. 2 — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Frank Sinatra Double Feature (2014) — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Anna Karenina [1948 film] includes 4 Bonus Movies — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Heroes of War: A Walk in the Sun / Go For Broke! — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
The Racket [1928 film] (1928) 1 eksemplar
The Front Page 1931 1 eksemplar
The Purple Heart 1 eksemplar
The Front Page | His Girl Friday — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Okinawa 1 eksemplar

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Rain is falling hard as this dark noir melodrama opens, and after the night is over, it will always be raining for Martha Ivers. Lewis Milestone directed this tale of life-long guilt that festers until misplaced suspicion destroys one person and puts another out of their misery. There are good performances from a great cast, none better than noir icon Lizabeth Scott's as a girl down on her luck but hoping against the odds for something good to happen. She proves to be the outside element to three lives bound together since childhood by a crime about which only two are aware.

This is a strange noir in many respects, mostly due to Milestone allowing the moviegoer to see the story unfold in chronological order, rather than using flashbacks. It creates sympathy for the twisted Martha Ivers, because the audience understands how one selfish moment in her youth set her on a coarse she can never change. It has been raining inside her soul ever since. At the same time however, we are rooting for the vulnerable Scott to be the victor in a battle she's not sure she can win.

Nearly two decades have passed since the film’s opening when Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) has an accident just outside of Iverstown. It brings back memories of when he was a brash kid, and the girl who now controls both Walter (Kirk Douglas) and the town. He meets the lovely Toni Marachek (Lizabeth Scott) on his first night there and lends her a hand. Fresh from jail and hoping to start over, Toni falls for Sam, but fate may slam the door in her face when his ties to Iverstown come to light.

Barbara Stanwyck is the adult Martha, married to the weaker of the boys from her youth, Walter. She flaunts her feelings for Sam in front of Walter, thinking she has it over on him because he loves her. He may have more courage than she does, however, as their twisted relationship becomes strained further by Sam's return.

Heflin is solid as always and this is one of the great neglected noir films of the 1940s; mostly because it fell into public domain, and for many years good prints were nearly impossible to find. Douglas is very good in his very first screen role, and Stanwyck's portrayal of the sick and twisted Martha Ivers can stand proudly alongside any character she played in the 1940's. Though her screen time is less by comparison, it is Scott, however, who manages to steal this film. Her Toni is easily the most memorable character in the film despite all the star-power around her. Even when she isn't around, we are thinking about Toni’s plight, wondering what will become of her.

A terrific and memorable noir melodrama.
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Matt_Ransom | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 19, 2023 |
2023 movie #56. 1945. Good war movie. A platoon, landed in Italy, must capture a farmhouse 6 mi inland. Mostly conversations between the men as they avoid German tanks and airplanes. Their commanding sergeant breaks down (what we'd call PTSD) and his men treat him with compassion.
 
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capewood | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 12, 2023 |
2023 movie #119. 1940. 2 strangers (Rogers and Coleman) split a lottery ticket and take a trip to Niagara Falls together when they win. Ginger Rogers was terrific in this delightful rom-com. Based on a salacious French movie but there was none of that here in 1940's America.
 
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capewood | Jul 15, 2023 |
Some very stilted acting by most of the cast is overcome by Crawford's great performance as Sadie Thompson, a character for the ages--or at least 1932 in this rather amoral production! Guy Kibbee is also good. Lots to think about in the way this one plays out. And "Rain" it does.
 
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Rudolph Maté Director
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Max Nosseck Director
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Joseph Losey Director
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Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
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Maxwell Anderson Screenwriter
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52
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Medlemmer
831
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#30,724
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
24
ISBN
58
Sprog
1
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