[Marxism] TCM curiosity playing now

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jan 27 06:33:03 MST 2014

"Juke Girl", a 1942 noir about farmworkers in Florid directed by Curtis 
Bernhardt, a German Jew who fled Germany in 1933.

"Like other European emigrees, Berhardt used expressionist techniniques 
-low-key lighting, extreme camera angles, deep focus photography – to 
create mood and atmosphere, slowly incorporating these ideas into his 
films as his career developed."

It stars Ronald Reagan as Steve Talbot, an itinerant farmworker, and 
co-stars Howard Da Silva as an evil foreman. Da Silva would be 
blacklisted when the witch-hunt began.

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