President Franklin D. Roosevelt promoted film as a key war industry which showcased heroism, selflessness and the need for co-operation. Watch the conflicts among a motley crew of Army nurses who are stationed in Bataan at the time of the Japanese invasion in this 1943 film. Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler leads discussion.
Bogie! film series, every last Wednesday, January through October:
Join our ongoing film festival as we screen and discuss films starring the most famous actor of all time. Popcorn is served, discussion moderated by librarian and film historian follows each film.
Wed, Jan 25: They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
Two brothers (Bogart and George Raft) struggle as wildcat truck drivers. One comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino also star. 95 min. Petrified Forest (clip, 1936).