This video exhibition presents films produced for scientific education and entertainment between 1904 and 1936, an era when cinema was still a novel tool for manipulating time and scale to show what was imperceptible to the naked eye.
These three short films from Frank Capra, John Ford, and John Huston, all made during World War II under the auspices of the United States military, constitute some of the most artistically successful works of propaganda ever fabricated.
Dashiell Hammett’s hit novel—about retired private detective Nick, reluctantly pulled back into service, with the help of his keenly perceptive wife, Nora—was adapted into the comic mystery of 1930s Hollywood, kicking off a successful movie franchise to boot.
Working with Martin Ritt, one of his favorite directors, Paul Newman plays a hell-raising cowboy with a pink Cadillac who doesn’t get along with his moralistic rancher father. It perhaps Newman’s greatest and most psychologically complex movie of the 1960s.