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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Dorothy ArznerYou really should know who DOROTHY ARZNER (1897-1979) is! Dorothy Arzner is a popular director in the 1920s and 1930s, Dorothy started as a stenographer, then moved up to Script Girl, then to Editor. She edited several major films including Blood And Sand and The Covered Wagon. In the late 1940s she moved into television production. She later taught at UCLA. Francis Ford Coppola was one of her students.

Christopher Strong (1933) Poster

A fine place to start is by viewing: Christopher Strong (1933) This was a showcase for the young Katharine Hepburn.

See that and pay attention to the following four films:
Craig's Wife (1936) This is the film that made Rosalind Russell into a major star.
Merrily We Go To Hell (1932) Frederic March starred and Cary Grant was in a supporting role.
Bride Wore Red (1937) Joan Crawford starred.
First Comes Courage (1943) This was Dorothy's final feature. Merle Oberon starred.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Date: Jun 21 2002 / 18:45:41 PST