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The Town (1944) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Short
Original Title: The Town
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Writers: Joseph Krumgold
Released: 1944
Duration: 12min
Video type: Movie
Uncredited cast:
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick - Narrator (uncredited)

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    With this film, I begin a retrospective of yet another favorite film-maker; by this time, Sternberg had been virtually ostracized by Hollywood – in fact, throughout the decade, he only notched up a couple of official credits…with the film under review being a documentary short lasting a mere 11 minutes! He managed to imbue the essentially mundane life of a small town in the American Midwest with great feeling for the place and its people. Following a history of the locale, highlighting the influx of different nations that led to a versatile architectural sense, we settle down to exploring the current customs. These are often quaint, sometimes unapologetic (such as a man who prefers to go fishing on Sundays rather than attend the traditional church services!), but always with an eye on the vital upkeep of Democracy – let us not forget WWII was still raging when this came out.