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Year 1940 Archives
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    1. Books of the Week 
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      (3 Reviews)
      D.W. Griffith: American Film Master, by Iris Barry
      1. D.W. Griffith: American Film Master by Iris Barry
      2. The Rise of the American Film by Lewis Jacobs
      3. America at the Movies by Margaret Farrand Thorp
      Commonweal
      , December 27, 1940, p. 257
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      (Review)
      The Crazy Hunter, by Kay Boyle
      1. The Crazy Hunter by Kay Boyle
      Commonweal
      , March 29, 1940, p. 497
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      (Review)
      Gone With the Wind (1939 Film), by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam...
      1. Gone With the Wind (1939 Film) by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam...
      Commonweal
      , January 5, 1940, p. 246
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Blue Bird (1940 Film), by Walter Lang
      1. The Blue Bird (1940 Film) by Walter Lang
      2. Remember the Night (1940 Film) by Mitchell Leisen
      3. The Shop Around the Corner (1940 Film) by Ernst Lubitsch
      Commonweal
      , February 2, 1940, p. 328
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      (4 Reviews)
      The Thief of Bagdad (1940 Film), by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Wh...
      1. The Thief of Bagdad (1940 Film) by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Wh...
      2. Blackout (1940 Film) by Michael Powell
      3. Night Train to Munich (1940 Film) by Carol Reed
      4. Bitter Sweet (1940 Film) by W.S. Van Dyke
      Commonweal
      , December 13, 1940, p. 209
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      (4 Reviews)
      Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940 Film), by John Cromwell
      1. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940 Film) by John Cromwell
      2. Swiss Family Robinson (1940 Film) by Edward Ludwig
      3. Geronimo (1939 Film) by Paul Sloane
      4. Little Old New York (1940 Film) by Henry King
      Commonweal
      , February 16, 1940, p. 367
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 Film), by William Dieterle
      1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 Film) by William Dieterle
      2. The Light that Failed (1939 Film) by William A. Wellman
      3. Raffles (1940 Film) by Sam Wood
      Commonweal
      , January 12, 1940, pp. 266-267
    8. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Strange Cargo (1940 Film), by Frank Borzage
      1. Strange Cargo (1940 Film) by Frank Borzage
      2. Too Many Husbands (1940 Film) by Wesley Ruggles
      3. Little Orvie (1940 Film) by Ray McCarey
      4. Three Cheers for the Irish (1940 Film) by Lloyd Bacon
      Commonweal
      , March 22, 1940, p. 476
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      (4 Reviews)
      North West Mounted Police (1940 Film), by Cecil B. DeMille
      1. North West Mounted Police (1940 Film) by Cecil B. DeMille
      2. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940 Film) by Robert Z. Leonard
      3. A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940 Film) by William Dieterle
      4. A Little Bit of Heaven (1940 Film) by Andrew Marton
      Commonweal
      , November 22, 1940, p. 128
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      (3 Reviews)
      Pinocchio (1940 Film), by Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen
      1. Pinocchio (1940 Film) by Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen
      2. My Little Chickadee (1940 Film) by Edward F. Cline
      3. Sidewalks of London (1940 Film) by Tim Whelan
      Commonweal
      , February 23, 1940, p. 387
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      (4 Reviews)
      Florian (1940 Film), by Edwin L. Marin
      1. Florian (1940 Film) by Edwin L. Marin
      2. The Biscuit Eater (1940 Film) by Stuart Heisler
      3. My Son, My Son! (1940 Film) by Charles Vidor
      4. It All Came True (1940 Film) by Lewis Seiler
      Commonweal
      , April 19, 1940, p. 555
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      (3 Reviews)
      Christmas in July (1940 Film), by Preston Sturges
      1. Christmas in July (1940 Film) by Preston Sturges
      2. Escape (1940 Film) by Mervyn LeRoy
      3. Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940 Film) by Max Ophuls
      Commonweal
      , November 15, 1940, p. 104
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      (3 Reviews)
      Power and the Land (1940 Film), by Joris Ivens
      1. Power and the Land (1940 Film) by Joris Ivens
      2. Lady with Red Hair (1940 Film) by Curtis Bernhardt
      3. The Son of Monte Cristo (1940 Film) by Rowland V. Lee
      Commonweal
      , December 20, 1940, p. 232
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      (3 Reviews)
      Rebecca (1940 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
      1. Rebecca (1940 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
      2. Claudine (1940 Film) by Serge de Poligny
      3. Dr. Cyclops (1940 Film) by Ernest B. Schoedsack
      Commonweal
      , April 12, 1940, p. 534
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      (3 Reviews)
      Vigil in the Night (1940 Film), by George Stevens
      1. Vigil in the Night (1940 Film) by George Stevens
      2. The Fight for Life (1940 Film) by Pare Lorentz
      3. Northwest Passage (1940 Film) by King Vidor
      Commonweal
      , March 15, 1940, p. 456
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      (3 Reviews)
      Pastor Hall (1940 Film), by Roy Boulting
      1. Pastor Hall (1940 Film) by Roy Boulting
      2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939 Film) by Frank Capra
      3. The Great McGinty (1940 Film) by Preston Sturges
      Commonweal
      , November 1, 1940, pp. 57-58
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      (3 Reviews)
      Primrose Path (1940 Film), by Gregory LaCava
      1. Primrose Path (1940 Film) by Gregory LaCava
      2. It's a Date (1940 Film) by William A. Seiter
      3. Virginia City (1940 Film) by Michael Curtiz
      Commonweal
      , April 5, 1940, p. 514
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      (Review)
      Fantasia (1940 Film), by James Algar, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Fo...
      1. Fantasia (1940 Film) by James Algar, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Fo...
      Commonweal
      , November 29, 1940, p. 152
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Earl of Chicago (1940 Film), by Richard Thorpe and Victor Saville
      1. The Earl of Chicago (1940 Film) by Richard Thorpe and Victor Saville
      2. Green Hell (1940 Film) by James Whale
      3. A Child Is Born (1939 Film) by Lloyd Bacon
      Commonweal
      , January 26, 1940, p. 307
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      (4 Reviews)
      Young Tom Edison (1940 Film), by Norman Taurog
      1. Young Tom Edison (1940 Film) by Norman Taurog
      2. The House Across the Bay (1940 Film) by Archie Mayo
      3. Road to Singapore (1940 Film) by Victor Schertzinger
      4. Zanzibar (1940 Film) by Harold D. Schuster
      Commonweal
      , March 29, 1940, p. 494