Films byTexts by 1941
Orson Welles, 1941, 119’

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; “Rosebud”.


Josef von Sternberg, 1941, 95’

Mother Gin Sling operates the finest gambling house in Shanghai. Only when the newly arrived landowner Sir Guy Charteris threatens to make her close shop, she decides to return the favor.


Coolie: “You like-ee Chinee New Year?”


John Ford, 1941, 118’

How Green Was My Valley tells of the Morgans, a hard-working Welsh mining family living in the heart of the South Wales Valleys during the 19th century. The story chronicles life in the South Wales coalfields, the loss of that way of life and its effects on the family.


Preston Sturges, 1941, 90’

Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou? - a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering.

Preston Sturges, 1941, 94’

“Once long ago, as a teenage cinephile, I found myself sitting in front of Sturges’ The Lady Eve (1941). I had been told it was a masterpiece but, as is the case with every cinephile, I needed to be personally convinced of its greatness – so I waited for the epiphany to arrive.