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A 20th Century Fox Retrospective Scrapbook: 1946


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The first postwar year opened with Vincent Price and Lynn Bari as a dangerous duo in Shock.

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Behind Green Lights planted Carole Landis in the world of noir.

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Claudia and David returned Dorothy McGuire to the role that began her film career. Robert Young was her husband, and Mary Astor was also involved.

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A Yank in London was a romance straight from England itself complete with a nice cast.

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Maureen O'Hara played a dying woman who adopted a child for her husband John Payne in Sentimental Journey, a much loved weepie.

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Johnny Comes Flying Home was a little film involving a post-war aviation company.

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The Dark Corner was Lucille Ball's first stab at noir, and she was much admired for it.

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Vincent Price played a villain out to kill wife Gene Tierney in Dragonwyck, a brooding drama that also featured Walter Huston, Anne Revere, Spring Byington, and Jessica Tandy

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William Gargan investigated a post-war conspiracy in Rendezvous 24

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Do You Love Me was a light musical with Maureen O'Hara.

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Strange Triangle was a B noir.

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The only downside of Cluny Brown was that it was Lubitsch's final film in full. Otherwise, the tale was supurb with a wonderful cast and a fine, literate, playful script. A total delight.

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John Hodiak had amnesia in Somewhere in the Night.

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Anna and the King of Siam was the first time that the beloved story hit the screen. Fox would remake it twice, once as a famous musical, once as a straight-up drama without songs. But this Irene Dunne/Rex Harrison version got there first. Gale Sondergaard was Oscar nominated.

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Fred MacMurray and Anne Baxter starred in the western Smoky.

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Centennial Summer was a popular nostalgic musical, perhaps a response to the success of State Fair and Meet Me in St. Louis.

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Carole Landis and Allyn Joslyn starred in It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog, and the dog made the poster as well.

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Paul Kelly had to race against time in Deadline for Murder.

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Horseplay hit the screen again in Black Beauty.

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Vivien Blaine, Perry Como, and Carmen Miranda were all featured in the musical If I'm Lucky.

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Vivien was back with Vera-Ellen and June Haver on the make for husbands in Three Little Girls in Blue.

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Home Sweet Homicide was a mystery comedy with Peggy Ann Garner and Randolph Scott.

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Paul Kelly returned in the adventure Strange Journey.

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Jeanne Crain played a 20s sweetheart in the massively successful Margie.

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Eric Portman starred in the Brit film Wanted for Murder.

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Tyrone Power returned after a 3 year absense in the superior The Razor's Edge which had an interesting plot and many fine performances, especially the Oscar winning one from Anne Baxter.

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Dangerous millions was a thriller accentuating the dangerous side of cold hard moola.

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June Haver and John Payne fell in love in Wake Up and Dream.

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The year closed with one of John Ford's best regarded westerns, the perennial My Darling Clementine.

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