HE RAN ALL THE WAY
1951, Park Circus/MGM, 78 min, USA, Dir: John Berry

John Garfield's final film role, and one of his best. He talks a young woman (Shelley Winters) into inviting him home for dinner - but he takes her family hostage once they realize he's wanted for a cop-killing. The daughter falls for him anyway, seeing a kindred spirit who only wants to escape tenement life. Taut and claustrophobic, with superb performances and bold cinematography by James Wong Howe.


FANTASIA
1940, Disney, 125 min, USA,

One of the greatest animated films ever made! What was intended as Mickey Mouse’s comeback short grew in scope and ambition to become Walt Disney’s third feature, a collection of eight segments introduced by music critic Deems Taylor and set to classical pieces conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Choreographed to the strains of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli and others, FANTASIA’s dancing mushrooms and hippos, Bald Mountain demons and sorcerer’s apprentice are among the most iconic images in cinema history.


HANGMEN ALSO DIE!
1943, Cohen Film, 134 min, USA, Dir: Fritz Lang

Bertolt Brecht co-wrote this story about a Czech man (Brian Donlevy) on the run after killing a brutal SS officer during the Nazi occupation. Frequent Brecht collaborator Hanns Eisler supplied the Oscar-nominated score, and cinematographer James Wong Howe gave this tense thriller plenty of noir atmosphere. With Gene Lockhart and Walter Brennan.


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