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Wilson (1944) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorAlexander KnoxNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Wiard Ihnen; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleWon
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyWon
Best DirectorHenry KingNominated
Best Film EditingBarbara McLeanWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
Best WritingLamar TrottiWon

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250 tons de Wilson Grey

By L? on Nov 23, 2015 From Critica Retro

250 tons de Wilson Grey “Sem Wilson Grey, eu acho que nem existiria cinema brasileiro” - Jos? Lewgoy No cinema brasileiro, Wilson Grey est? por toda parte. Ele ? inconfund?vel: muito magro, cabelos pretos com brilhantina, cara chupada e quase sempre um bigode. Era o tipo perfei... Read full article

Silent Movie Myth #6: President Woodrow Wilson had an affair with Florence La Badie?and then had her murdered

By Fritzi Kramer on Sep 23, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on September 23, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Myths Welcome. We are about to descend into the realm of scandal-mongering, myths, gossip, innuendo, with a side helping of just plain mean. It doesn?t get worse than this. We are dealing with a rumor that sullies three r... Read full article

Book Look! A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson

By Vanessa Buttino on Jan 6, 2014 From Stardust

Book Look! A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson A Life of Barbara Stanwyck is available on Simply put, this book is a whopper! I may have even used it once or twice as a weight. Clocking in at just over 1000 pages, this biography is one of the most i... Read full article

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 – Interview with Author Victoria Wilson

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 12, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Steel-True and Blade-Straight: An?Interview with Victoria Wilson Oh Happy Day! The long-awaited and highly-anticipated Barbara Stanwyck biography, ?A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940,?is in stores today, November 12th — and CMH is honored to be able to present this interview with... Read full article

An Interview with Victoria Wilson, Author of A LIFE OF BARBARA STANWYCK: STEEL-TRUE (1907-1940)

By Lara on Oct 24, 2013 From Backlots

By Lara Gabrielle Fowler The life of Barbara Stanwyck has fascinated film lovers for decades. Her particular combination of sex appeal, toughness, and grit makes for an intriguing character and was doubtless informed by a private life about which she was extremely reticent. This, along with innate i... Read full article

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Professor Henry Holmes: Now I know why the Democratic Party chose a jackass for a mascot.

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The film, a pet project and labor of love for producer Darryl F. Zanuck, was a notorious box-office flop in its day, despite good reviews and several Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor, and despite the fact that when it played the Roxy in New York, it grossed more than any one movie had in a single theatre up to then. Zanuck was so heartbroken over the movie's failure that he forbade anyone who came into his presence to ever mention the film again.
Numerous allusions are made throughout this film comparing Woodrow Wilson to George Washington, and more so to Abraham Lincoln, including musical cues used in prior Lincoln biopics.
Cinematographer Leon Shamroy replaced Ernest Palmer, who fell ill during production.
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