1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade.
1939 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade.
The year 1939 in film is widely considered one of the most outstanding years ever, when it comes to the high quality and high attendance at the large set of the best films that premiered in the year (considered as a percentage of the population in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom at that time).
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1939 is a Swedish drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 25 December 1989, directed by Göran Carmback.
The film is set in Stockholm in 1939 where 18 year old Annika from Värmland comes to work as a waitress girl.
In 1990, the film was released to VHS by Media Transfer, and to DVD in 2010 as part of the series Svenska klassiker.
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During May Day celebrations at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Adolf Hitlerspoke of an "international clique of war agitators" trying to encircle Germany and declared, "If we want to survive we must...Born: Judy Collins, singer and songwriter, in SeattleA law went into effect in Slovakiadepriving 30,000 Jews of their citizenship.Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees went to manager Joe McCarthy before a game against the Detroit Tigers and asked to be benched. Gehrig's major league record consecutive games played streakended a...Born: Taomati Iuta, politician, on Beru Island(d. 2016)Died: Phillips Smalley, 73, American film actor and directorVyacheslav Molotov became the new Foreign Affairs Ministerof the Soviet Union.A Gallup pollfound that 84 percent of Americans surveyed believed that the United States should stay out of a European war.The All India Forward Bloc was created as a left-wing alternative to the Indian National Congress.The novel Finnegans Wake by James Joycewas published.Born: Paul Gleason, actor, in Jersey City, New Jersey(d. 2006)
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Dorothy Garrod was elected Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, the first woman to hold a professorship at either Cambridge or Oxford.Italy and Germany announced their intention of a signing a military alliance to "contribute effectively to assuring peace in Europe."Born: Sidney Altman, molecular biologist and Nobel laureate, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ruud Lubbers, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, in Rotterdam (d. 2018); Jimmy Ruffin, soul singer, in Coll...The Battle of Nanchangended in Japanese victory.Francoist Spain announced its withdrawal from the League of Nations.Born: Ralph Boston, track athlete, in Laurel, Mississippi; Pierre Desproges, humorist, in Pantin, France (d. 1988)The Henry Miller novel Tropic of Capricorn was officially released in France.It was banned in the United States until a court ruling in 1961.Died: James Parrott, 41, American actor and film director (heart attack)The Battles of Khalkhin Golbegan.A grand review of the Italian Navy was conducted in the Gulf of Naples for Prince Paul of Yugoslaviaon the occasion of his state visit.Born: Milt Pappas, baseball player, in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016); Dante Tiñga, politician and jurist, in Taguig, PhilippinesBritain and Turkey announced a mutual aid agreement in the event of aggression or war.Born: Ron Ziegler, White House Press Secretary, in Covington, Kentucky(d. 2003)
September 27, 1939 (Wednesday) The Battle of Władypol was fought, resulting in Soviet victory. The first Polish resistance movement, the Service for Poland's Victory , was created.
June 24, 1939 (Saturday) Four bombs exploded in London's theater district, causing at least twenty injuries and causing panic among Saturday night crowds. The explosions were caused by bombs similar to those attributed to the Irish Republican Army in other recent bombings throughout Britain.
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Stagecoach Theatrical release poster Directed byJohn Ford Produced byWalter Wanger Screenplay byDudley Nichols Based on"The Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Starring Claire Trevor John Wayne Andy Devine John Carradine Thomas Mitchell Louise Platt George Bancroft Donald Meek Berton Churchill Tim Holt Music by Richard Hageman Franke Harling Louis Gruenberg John Leipold Leo Shuken Gerard Carbonara Stephen Pasternacki CinematographyBert Glennon Edited by Otho Lovering Dorothy Spencer Production
In June 1880, a group of strangers boards the stagecoach from Tonto, Arizona Territory, to Lordsburg, New Mexico. Among them are Dallas, a prostitute driven out of town by the "Law and Order League"; the alcoholic Doc Boone; pregnant Lucy Mallory, who is travelling to join her cavalry officer husband; and whiskey salesman Samuel Peacock, of whose samples Doc Boone takes charge and starts drinking. When the stage driver, Buck, looks for his shotgun guard Marshal Curley Wilcox tells him that he is
Uncredited: 1. Chief John Big Tree as Indian scout 2. Yakima Canutt as Cavalry scout 3. Nora Cecil as Boone's landlady 4. Francis Ford as Sergeant Billy Pickett 5. Brenda Fowler as Mrs. Gatewood 6. William Hopper as Sergeant 7. Duke R. Lee as Lordsburg sheriff 8. Chris-Pin Martin as Chris, innkeeper 9. Vester Pegg as Hank Plummer 10. Jack Pennick as Jerry, barkeeper in Tonto 11. Joe Rickson as Ike Plummer 12. Elvira Ríos as Yakima, Chris's Apache wife 13. Whitehorse as Indian chief
The screenplay is an adaptation by Dudley Nichols of "The Stage to Lordsburg," a short story by Ernest Haycox. The rights to "Lordsburg" were bought by John Ford soon after it was published in Collier's magazine on April 10, 1937. According to Thomas Schatz, Ford claimed that his
The members of the production crew were billeted in Kayenta, in Northeastern Arizona, in an old CCC camp. Conditions were spartan, production hours long, and weather conditions at this 5700 foot elevation were extreme with constant strong winds and low temperatures. Nonetheless,
Following the film's release on March 2, 1939, Ford's faith in John Wayne was rewarded as the film met with immediate critical and trade paper success. Cast member Louise Platt, in a letter recounting the experience of the film's production, quoted Ford on saying of Wayne's future in film: "He'll be the biggest star ever because he is the perfect 'everyman'". Stagecoach has been lauded as one of the most influential films ever made. Orson Welles argued that it was a perfect textbook of film-maki
- February 2, 1939 (Los Angeles), March 3, 1939 (U.S.)
- Walter Wanger