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.