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Winterset (1936) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred Santell and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionPerry FergusonNominated
Best Music - ScoringRKO Radio Studio Music Department, Nathaniel Shilkret, head of department (Score by Nathaniel ShilkNominated

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Winterset (1936)

By Beatrice on Sep 9, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Winterset Directed by Alfred Santell Written by Anthony Veiller based on the play by Maxwell Anderson 1936/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing This film marked Burgess Meredith’s first credited screen appearance in a role he had played on Broadway. ?It is not cinematically well-rendered but i... Read full article

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Burgess Meredith, in his film debut, recreates the role he played in the original Broadway production.
The film completely changes the ending of the play. In the play, Mio and Miriamne are shot to death by Trock's hit men. In the film, Mio deliberately gets himself arrested, thereby preventing himself and Miriamne from being shot, and Trock is mistakenly shot and killed by one of his own hit men.
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