Cannes 1939, the festival will take place
The first Cannes Film Festival opens today ... in Orléans. Twenty-nine films will be in competition, among which notably The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming with Judy Garland, remained a great classic, Only the Angels Have Wings by Howard Hawks, with Cary Grant, Pacific Express by Cecil B. DeMille , Mr. Smith in the Senate of Frank Capra, who will represent the United States, Goodbye Mr. Chips! by Sam Wood and The Four White Feathers by Zoltan Korda for Great Britain.
The French selection includes L’Enfer des anges by Christian-Jaque, La Charrette fantôme by Julien Duvivier, La Piste du Nord by Jacques Feyder, with Michèle Morgan, L’Homme du Niger by Jacques de Baroncelli. We will also discover, The Great Solution by Czech Hugo Haas or a Soviet film with an ironically premonitory title, If tomorrow is the war by Efim Dzigan. The USSR had not yet made an alliance with Hitler's Germany.
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