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Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday TV Alert: The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family in "The Mortal Storm" on TCM at 8 p.m. Eastern
The Mortal Storm, 1940, directed by Frank Borzage on Turner Classic Movies at 8 p.m. Eastern Monday night.
Film poster at: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/archive/viewer.jsp?contentId=140832
After I first saw this film about twenty years or so on TCM in the middle of the night, I could never look at actor Robert Young again in quite the same light, because he was SO believably creepy in this film that it literally made my skin crawl.
Plus, you had Nazis harassing pro-democracy Frank Morgan the year after he played the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, and chasing James Stewart, including his so-called best friend. Some friend!
I softened a bit on Young after finally seeing him co-star with Hedy Lamarr in the great under-rated classic -with about the most terrible film name ever!- H.M. Pulham, Esq., based on the 1930's best-seller I half-read while living in Evanston in the mid-'80's, after buying it at the Evanston Junior League shop.
But then everyone seemed more human and fallible around alluring Hedy.
They sure don't make 'em like her any more, that's for sure!
Robert Young made Pulham with Hedy the year after making Storm with a young Robert Stack, whose films TCM is featuring today as part of their Summer Under the Stars promotion, wherein each day they feature an entire day's worth of films by one actor. http://www.tcm.com/2010/suts/index.jsp#/robertstack/8
This film has a dramatic ski chase-and-pursuit sequence with Jimmy and frequent co-star Margaret Sullavan that gives you a whole new appreciation for the justly-famous ski chase with Roger Moore as 007 in the beginning of The Spy Who Loved Me, but this one, in what is supposed to be the German Alps, takes place at night!
Bosley Crowther's June 21, 1940 film review in the New York Times is here:
Still in shock after what happened in my hometown yesterday. Can't help but think about what could have happened if I had that meeting one hour later. If I didn't get a hold of all my friends and family after the attack. If I was one of them who lost someone yesterday. My thoughts are with them, the people who lost their lives and their loved ones. I'm so sorry. I know it's a bit hard to focus on now, but there is this little light in all this darkness and that is the love and solidarity from the people of Stockholm. Love conquers all. I'm so proud to call this city my home.
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Solidaritet.— Carina Bergfeldt (@carinabergfeldt) April 9, 2017
Citerar Ingmar Stenmark:
”Hä löns int ́ förklar ́ för den som int ́ begrip.” pic.twitter.com/tJn1rPEEHr
Outside the Swedish Embassy, Georgetown Harbour, Washington, D.C., USA #Stockholm ❤
Through my tears today, I feel hopeful. Seeing people dust the fear off and show each other Love and Kindness makes me feel that Stockholm has never been as beautiful and open. We cry together and stand together. Let's look up, meet each other eyes with a smile and continue with open hearts and open minds. Now more than ever. ❤
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En fjärdedel av ryska familjer består av ensamstående mödrar och deras barn. https://t.co/p1GNpgxcCE Det är så intressant.— Jenny Nordberg (@nordbergj) March 8, 2017