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“Wilson” (Movie Review-8/2/44)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/2/44 | Bosley Crowther

Posted on 08/02/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: history; moviereview; movies; realtime
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Clips

Movie poster

2 posted on 08/02/2014 4:20:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...

Not available from Netflix.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 4:21:36 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
I am not going to watch it.
4 posted on 08/02/2014 4:24:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

That is funny.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 4:35:02 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Henry Cabot Lodge. That would be something to see.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 4:38:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s a great movie; but it makes a pitch for “one-world”,
which was a common theme of the establishment during World War II.

(Wonder what ever came of that idea...?)


7 posted on 08/02/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Glenn Beck: “I hate this guy.” (always in reference to Woody Wilson)


8 posted on 08/02/2014 5:01:17 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

As always, Bosley Crowther gets it wrong. The Roger Ebert of his day?


9 posted on 08/02/2014 5:28:33 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Mr. Knox looks quite a bit like Wilson.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 5:57:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

And probably as stiff as a board as was the original.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 6:00:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think that’s what the reviewer means by “marked by a fine reserve.”


12 posted on 08/02/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

Dreadful, dreadful movie. I just saw it about a month ago...again. Now Alexander Knox did give good performances but this isn’t one of them. It was a box-office disaster as I remember and Daryl Zanuck couldn’t get over that.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 6:04:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

The movie flopped just like the original internationalist Wilson.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 6:05:08 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Yes, I knew that, too. It was a pet project of Daryl Zanuck. You can fool some of the audiences some of the time...


15 posted on 08/02/2014 6:06:50 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Very interesting. This is the first I’ve heard of it.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 6:12:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: PBRCat

1944 film was a box-office disaster.

(from IMDB):

Budget:
$4,000,000 (estimated)
Gross:
$2,000,000 (USA)


17 posted on 08/02/2014 6:55:11 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: miss marmelstein

I watched it as well. I didn’t like the way they made it look like no big deal that his wife took over the country while he was incapacitated. But the movie wasn’t about controversy.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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It’s just such a bore. He pontificates throughout the whole movie. And...um...no mention that he was the biggest raaaaaaaaaacist on the face of the earth.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bmwcyle

LOL!


20 posted on 08/02/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Blennos
Correct:

"Though a critically acclaimed,[6] Oscar-winning film, Wilson is remembered for being a huge flop at the box office. It was a pet project of Darryl F. Zanuck, who greatly admired Woodrow Wilson, and its failure upset him to the point that for years he forbade his employees from mentioning the film in his presence.[5] The film is sometimes shown on cable television, and was first broadcast on Turner Classic Movies on February 8, 2013. Franklin D. Roosevelt showed the film at the September 1944 Second Quebec Conference with Winston S. Churchill. Churchill was unimpressed, however, leaving in the midst of the film to go to bed."

Source: Wikipedia

21 posted on 08/02/2014 8:56:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CondorFlight
Yes, it did make a pitch for “one-world,” which was basically its function. It completely misrepresented the League of Nations Debate. The reality is that the irreconcilables won the debate by logically examining the underlying issues before the American public.

The initial public reaction to Wilson's proposal was overwhelmingly favorable (November, 1918). But by early 1920, it was clearly understood as an attack on American fundamental principles.

For a summation on what was involved in that debate, see League Of Nations.

"Wilson"--the movie--was heavily promoted, and was part of a campaign to steam-roller the UN through the Senate in 1945. The big lie, that those who stood up for traditional American values were benighted isolationists, continues to this day in Leftwing Academia & among their media parrots; but it was & is a lie.

William Flax

22 posted on 08/02/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

That was shown on Movies tv network couple months ago


23 posted on 08/02/2014 3:52:27 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Ohioan
That was a strong trend in Europe too. WWI shook Europe to its foundations and many thought a strong UN type organization could prevent another war. It's discussed quite a bit in the first volume of Churchill's history of WWII.

Thinking it would work after WWII is what was really crazy. The League was completely ineffective, as the UN has been. What is different is with the admission of all those Arab and third world countries it's just a sounding board for every Jew hater and anti-American tin pot dictator in the world.

24 posted on 08/06/2014 3:48:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Not remotely interested in that segregationist’s bio. No wonder it was a flop.


25 posted on 08/06/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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