|Centennial Summer 1946 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe, Walter Brennan, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, Barbara Whiting, Harry Strang, Kathleen Howard
Jerome Kern songs highlight this film. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Musical Score and Best Song ("All Through the Day"). The story is about the Rogers family and is set amidst the 1877 centennial celebration in Philadelphia.
|Colonel Effingham's Raid 1946 N/R, 70 min.|
aka: Man of the Hour
Director: Irving Pichel
Cast: Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn, Elizabeth Patterson, Donald Meek, Frank Craven, Thurston Hall, Cora Witherspoon, Emory Parnell, Henry Armetta, Stephen Dunne
Col. Effingham (Charles Coburn) retires from the Army to settle down in his Georgia hometown where he writes editorials and uses his military skills to mobilize fellow citizens against crooked politicians.
|The Eve of St. Mark 1944 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: John M. Stahl
Cast: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price, Dickie Moore, Ruth Nelson, Ray Collins, Harry Morgan, Stanley Prager, John Archer
Based on Maxwell Anderson's plot of lovers who foresee the end of their romance as military service looms, this is a very-watchable film on the unsettling drama of war.
|The House on 92nd Street 1945 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Leo G. Carroll, Gene Lockhart, Lydia St. Clair, Reed Hadley, William Post Jr., Harry Bellaver, Charles Wagenheim
FBI agent Bill Dietrich (William Eythe) is given the job of breaking up a Nazi spy ring that is attempting to steal atomic bomb secrets. This film is an excellent example of how actual documentary film footage can be interwoven with a Hollywood film.
|The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 N/R, 76 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: William A. Wellman
Cast: Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn, Mary Beth Hughes, William Eythe, Jane Darwell, Marc Lawrence, Harry Davenport, Frank Conroy, Matt Briggs, Paul Hurst, Victor Kilian, Chris-Pin Martin, Willard Robertson
Cowboys Gil Carter (Henry Fonda) and Art Croft (Harry Morgan) ride into a small Nevada town and have a drink at a bar. The next thing they know, they are in the midst of a barroom brawl, which sets them apart from the locals. The sheriff is out of town, and a lynch mob forms, led by Major Tetley (Frank Conroy), when the news is revealed that a rancher has been killed by rustlers. The cowboys ride out of town and witness the mob hanging three men. When they learn that no rancher was killed, the cowboys' reaction is to search for the truth and bring justice to the killing of three innocent men. This film presents a psychological view of mob violence and its aftermath and is based on a true story that took place during 1885 in Nevada. A great Western that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
|A Royal Scandal 1945 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, Anne Baxter, Charles Coburn, William Eythe, Vincent Price, Mischa Auer, Sig Ruman, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Grady Sutton, Eva Gabor, Egon Brecher, Donald Douglas, Michael Visaroff, Wilton Graff
Russia's Czarina, Catherine the Great (Tallulah Bankhead), is threatened with an overthrow, but her sexual appetite pays off as her lover, Alexi (William Eythe), comes to her aid and outfoxes the rebels.
|The Song of Bernadette 1943 N/R, 156 min.|
Director: Henry King
Cast: Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Revere, Sig Ruman, Gladys Cooper, Roman Bohnen, Mary Anderson, Aubrey Mather, Patricia Morison, Charles Dingle, Edith Barrett, Blanche Yurka
In the 19th century, Bernadette Soubirous (Jennifer Jones) believes that she sees a vision of the Virgin Mary at the Grotto Of Lourdes. Although her vision is doubted by the Church, her family, and friends, she does not falter in her claim nor her beliefs. Later, Bernadette dies, but she kept her conviction that she saw the Virgin Mary and was canonized as a Saint. The film received four Oscars, including Best Actress for Jennifer Jones. Nominations included Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Charles Bickford), two Supporting Actresses (Gladys Cooper and Anne Revere) and Director.
|Special Agent 1949 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: William C. Thomas
Cast: William Eythe, George Reeves, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, Tom Powers, Carole Mathews, Frank Puglia, Jeff York, Virginia Christine, Walter Baldwin, Robert Williams, Raymond Bond, Morgan Farley, John Hilton, Joseph Granby
With help from the daughter Lucille Peters (Kasey Rogers) of the engineer killed during a train robbery, special agent Johnny Douglas (William Eythe) investigates the murder and theft of $100,000 in railroad receipts and tracks down the perpetrators Paul and Edmond Devereaux (George Reeves and Paul Valentine).
|Wing and a Prayer 1944 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Cedric Hardwicke, Kevin O'Shea, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Morgan, Richard Crane, Glenn Langan, Eddie Acuff
Real World War II combat footage is a highlight in this story that takes place shortly after Pearl Harbor. An aircraft carrier is deployed to the South Pacific as the U.S. prepares for the Battle of Midway. Don Ameche is effective as the tough flight squadron commander, and an Oscar nomination was received for the well-researched screenplay.
|1. Centennial Summer (1946)|
2. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
aka: Man of the Hour
3. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
4. The House on 92nd Street (1945)
5. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
6. A Royal Scandal (1945)
7. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
8. Special Agent (1949)
9. Wing and a Prayer (1944)
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