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We Live Again
We Live Again
We Live Again
(1934) is a film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1899 novel Resurrection (Voskraeseniye), starring Anna Sten
Anna Sten
and Fredric March. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, the screenplay was written by Maxwell Anderson with contributions from a number of writers, including Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
and Thornton Wilder. Producer Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn
made the film to showcase Russian actress Anna Sten, his newest discovery. It was Goldwyn who named the film "We Live Again", on the theory that it meant the same thing as "Resurrection" and was easier to understand. The first film adaptation of the Tolstoy novel was made in 1909 by D. W
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Morgan Wallace
Morgan Wallace
Morgan Wallace
(July 26, 1881 – December 12, 1953), was an American actor. He appeared in more than 120 films between 1914 and 1946, including W.C. Fields' It's a Gift
It's a Gift
(1934)[1] where he persistently asks Fields for some "Kumquats"
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Will H. Hays
William Harrison Hays, Sr. (/heɪz/; November 5, 1879 – March 7, 1954) was a United States politician, chairman of the Republican National Committee (1918–21), U.S. Postmaster General
U.S. Postmaster General
(1921–22), and, from 1922–1945, the first chairman of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). He became the namesake of the 1930 Motion Picture Production Code, informally (and inaccurately) referred to as the Hays Code, which spelled out a set of moral guidelines for the self-censorship of content in Hollywood cinema.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Teapot Dome scandal 3 Head of MPPDA 4 Death 5 Production Code 6 See also 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 External linksBiography[edit] Hays was born in Sullivan, Indiana, on November 5, 1879, and attended Wabash College
Wabash College
in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the manager of Warren G
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Turner Classic Movies
Channel 230 (SD only) Unavailable in HD Bell Fibe TV
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(Canada) Channel 292 VMedia (Canada) 327 (HD)Streaming mediaWatch TCMSling TV Internet Protocol televisionPlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
(TCM) is an American movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986)
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AllMovie
AllMovie[2] (previously All Movie Guide) is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, and screen actors.[3] As of 2013, AllMovie.com and the AllMovie
AllMovie
consumer brand are owned by All Media Network.[4]Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Further information on AllMovie's history: All Media Network § History AllMovie
AllMovie
was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine, who also founded AllMusic and AllGame. The AllMovie
AllMovie
database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, websites and kiosks
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United Artists
United Artists
United Artists
(UA) is an American film and television entertainment studio. Founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffith, Charlie
Charlie
Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon commercial studios.[1] UA was repeatedly bought, sold, and restructured over the ensuing century. The current United Artists company is a successor to the original in name only.[2] The studio was acquired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1981. On September 22, 2014, MGM
MGM
acquired a controlling interest in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's entertainment companies One Three Media
One Three Media
and Lightworkers Media, then merged them to revive United Artists' TV production unit as United Artists
United Artists
Media Group (UAMG)
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Box Office Bomb
In the motion picture industry, a "box office bomb" or "box office flop" is a film that is considered highly unsuccessful or unprofitable during its theatrical run, often following significant hype regarding its cost, production, or marketing efforts.[1][2] Generally, any film for which the production and marketing costs exceed the combined revenue recovered after release is considered to have "bombed".[3] Box-office bomb is a subjective term, as gauging the financial success of a film is difficult. There is also no reliable definition of the term. Not all films that fail to earn back their estimated costs during their theatrical runs are considered "bombs".[2] The label is generally applied to films that miss earnings projections by a wide margin, particularly when they are very expensive to produce
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Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (Swedish: [ˈɡreːˈta lʊˈviːˈsa ˈɡɵstafˈsɔn]) (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999, the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
and Ingrid Bergman. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925
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John Boles (actor)
John Boles (October 28, 1895 – February 27, 1969)[1] was an American singer and actor best known for playing Victor Moritz
Victor Moritz
in the 1931 film Frankenstein.Contents1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 Career 4 Later years 5 Death 6 Partial filmography 7 Notes 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Boles was born in Greenville, Texas
Greenville, Texas
to a middle-class family. He graduated from the University of Texas[2] in 1917.[note 1][3] He returned to Greenville, where he was selected by an out-of-town producer to act in an opera at the King Opera House
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Alfred Newman (composer)
Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music. He won nine Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and was nominated forty-three times. In a career spanning more than four decades, Newman composed the scores for over 200 motion pictures. Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards. Newman was also highly regarded as a conductor, and arranged and conducted many scores by other composers, including George Gershwin, Charlie Chaplin, and Irving Berlin
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Joseph Breen
Joseph Ignatius Breen (October 14, 1888 – December 5, 1965) was an American film censor with the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America who applied the Hays Code
Hays Code
to film production.[1]Contents1 Early life and career 2 As film censor2.1 1934—1941 2.2 1941—19543 Personal life 4 Legacy 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Breen was the youngest of three sons born to Mary and Hugh A. Breen in Philadelphia. His father had emigrated from Ireland
Ireland
and met his mother Mary in New Jersey
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Thornton Wilder
Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town
Our Town
and The Skin of Our Teeth
The Skin of Our Teeth
— and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.Contents1 Early years 2 Education 3 Career 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Bibliography6.1 Plays 6.2 Films 6.3 Novels 6.4 Collections7 Further reading 8 Footnotes 9 References 10 External linksEarly years[edit] Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
with his two sisters and their father Amos at family cottage in Maple Bluff, Wisconsin
Maple Bluff, Wisconsin
(1900)Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Amos Parker Wilder, a newspaper editor[1] and U.S. diplomat, and Isabella Niven Wilder. All of the Wilder children spent part of their childhood in China
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Edgar G. Ulmer
Edgar Georg Ulmer (/ˈʌlmər/; September 17, 1904 – September 30, 1972) was a Jewish-Moravian,[1] Austrian-American film director who mainly worked on Hollywood B movies and other low-budget productions. His stylish and eccentric works came to be appreciated by auteur theory-espousing film critics over the years following his retirement. Ulmer's productions include The Black Cat[2] (1934) and the film noir Detour[3] (1945).Contents1 Career 2 Partial filmography 3 Personal quotes 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksCareer[edit] Ulmer was born in Olomouc, in what is now the Czech Republic. As a young man he lived in Vienna, where he worked as a stage actor and set designer while studying architecture and philosophy. He did set design for Max Reinhardt's theater, served his apprenticeship with F
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Willard Mack
(for fellow actor also born 1873, but not a relative, see Wilbur Mack)Willard MackFrom a newspaper, 1915.Born Charles McLaughlin (1873-09-18)September 18, 1873 Morrisburg, Ontario, CanadaDied November 18, 1934(1934-11-18) (aged 61) Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.Occupation Actor, director, playwrightYears active 1913–1934Spouse(s) Marjorie Rambeau (1913-1917) (divorced) Pauline Frederick (1917-1920)(divorced) Barbara Castleton (1920-?) Willard Mack
Willard Mack
(September 18, 1873 – November 18, 1934) was a Canadian-born actor, director, and playwright. Life and career[edit] He was born Charles Willard McLaughlin in Morrisburg, Ontario. At an early age his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. After two years, they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where McLaughlin finished high school. His parents returned to Canada, but he went on to study at Georgetown University
Georgetown University
in Washington, D
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Talbot Jennings
Talbot Jennings (August 24, 1894 – May 30, 1985) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He was born in 1894 in Shoshone, Idaho, his father was an Episcopal archdeacon for Idaho and Wyoming. He attended Nampa High School before World War I in which he served. After to war he went to University of Idaho and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1924
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