PITTSBURGH
1942, Universal, 91 min, USA, Dir: Lewis Seiler

Made in the same year as THE SPOILERS, this rough-and-tumble drama reunites John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, and Randolph Scott to tell the dynamic tale of the rise and fall - and rise - of a steel baron (Wayne). When Wayne and Scott graduate from the working class to form their own foundry, professional and romantic tensions arise; Wayne’s ruthlessness nearly costs him his best friend and his girl. Lewis Seiler’s stylish direction showcases his three leads to maximum studio system effect in this rousing classic.


WHIPLASH
1948, Warner Bros., 91 min, USA, Dir: Lewis Seiler

Mix OUT OF THE PAST with BODY AND SOUL and what do you get? An artist who falls for a mystery woman, pursues her to the Big Apple, and ends up fighting for the middleweight championship! Pugnacious Dane Clark is artist/boxer Mike Angelo (get it?), Alexis Smith is his sexy siren, Eve Arden the sassy girlfriend, Douglas Kennedy the scar-faced gunsel and, best of all, Zachary Scott is a sadistic, wheelchair-bound fight manager! "Whiplash" is what you'll get keeping up with the careening plot, which climaxes in a smashing finale! Not on DVD!


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