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The Power and the Glory (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by William K. Howard and produced by Jesse L. Lasky.

The Power and the Glory was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2014.

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Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933)

By Lê on Aug 19, 2017 From Critica Retro

Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933) O filme começa em um funeral. Então, a história de vida de um magnata é contada em flashback, começando com um episódio de sua infância. O filme é “Cidadão Kane” (1941), certo? ERRADO. É na realidade “Glória e Poder”, um ... Read full article


The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! April 4, 1941; With a Filmography of Director, Noel Monkman

By C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941 At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee by the New S... Read full article


The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 4, 1941

By C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941 At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee by the New S... Read full article


The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! April 4, 1941; With a Filmography of Director, Noel Monkman

By C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941 At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee by the New S... Read full article


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Preston Sturges has written that he based the story on his second wife's grandfather, C.W. Post, founder of a company which later became General Foods. However, except for Post's humble beginnings and the fact he committed suicide, the story bore no resemblance to his life.
For many years, this was a "lost" film. When critic Pauline Kael wrote her "New Yorker" article "Raising Kane" claiming this film heavily influenced the development of Citizen Kane, she could only reference it from memory as prints had not been available for 30 years. When the film was "rediscovered", it was discovered that Kael had overstated her case: It was not the example of classic cinema she had claimed it was, and its influences on "Kane" likely were minimal.
A suit was brought against the Fox Film Corporation by Robert Maxwell, leader of The Maxwell Choristers, for alleged damages caused by the dubbing of their voices with "Nearer My God, to Thee," in a scene in which they were singing "Ave Maria." He claimed his reputation was damaged by not using their original voices. Although he later dropped the suit and the scene was eventually cut, the song is heard in the opening scene without the choir being shown.
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National Film Registry

The Power and the Glory

Released 1933
Inducted 2014
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Also directed by William K. Howard




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Also produced by Jesse L. Lasky




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Also released in 1933




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