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The Films of Louis de Rochemont

 

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COMPLETE (more or less) FILMS OF
LOUIS DE ROCHEMONT

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Vivian Leigh, Warren Beatty, Jill St. John, Lotte Lenya
Actress Karen Stone is considered past her prime when she meets a young handsome man named Paola on a Roman holiday (**)

The Sand Castle (1961)
Barry Cardwell, Laurie Cardwell
Two children left alone on a beach create a fantasy world filmed in the style of a Victorian paper theatre. NYT called it "an intimate and totally engaging yarn" but the film seems to have disappeared. (NA)

Man on a String (1960)
Ernest Borgnine, Colleen Dewhurst, Kerwin Matthews
Actor Borgnine is on the run in this fast=paced spy thriller shot on location in Germany, (NA)

Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)
Using Cinemagic technology, the documentary team follows a Norwegian square rigger across the Atlantic to Portsmouth, NH and South America (NA)

Animal Farm (1955)
George Orwell's totalitarian barnyard vision transformed into the first feature length British cartoon. De Rochemont worked on this propaganda film courtesy of the CIA in a deal brokered by E. Howard Hunt of Watergaate fame. (**)

Cinerama Holiday (1955)
Tour the USA with the miracle of cinerama with two typical American couples with a score by Morton Gould. Still used and distributed by Lutheran groups. (NA)

Martin Luther (1953)
Niall MacGinnis
Irving Pichel acted in and directed this history of the Protestant Reformation later reprised with Stacey keach in the title role. (**)

Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore
Watch real G-man capture spies in this real life drama about the workings of the FBI. Shot in Boston and Seacoast NH area. (NA)

Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)
Lloyd Bridges, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Francis, Dorothy Gish
Doubleday Plastics in NH is at the crossroads, and when a labor leader takes over management, a wild cat strike threatens the whole town. Filmed in Seacoast, NH region. (NA)

Lost Boundaries (1949)
Mel Ferrer, Beatrice Pearson, Richard Hylton, Canada Lee
A New Hampshire family with African-American heritage "passes" as white in this early race film based on a true story. (**)

Boomerang! (1947)
Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden
One of many movies with this title, de Rochemont's version was directed by Elia Kazan about a priest murdered in Connecticut (NA)

13 Rue Madeleine (1946)
James Cagney, Annabella, EG Marshall, Karl Malden
James Cagney is up against a German "mole" and is forced to go after him in this OSS spy thriller with a documentary flavor (**)

The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Lloyd Nolan, William Eythe, Leo G. Carroll, Signe Hasso
An American double agent and an FBI agent team up to track down Nazi spies seeking to steal the formula for the atomic bomb (**)

The Fighting Lady (1944)
Academy Award winning WW2 documentary on the Navy directed by William Wylie (Funny Girl, Ben-Hur, Collector) and narrated by Robert Taylor. (**)

March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany (1938)
Special feature coming March of Time shorts and re-issued on Embassy. (**)

Show Business at War (1943)
Special feature coming March of Time shorts and re-issued on Embassy.

We Are the Marines (1942)
Full length fighting feature documentary produced and directed by March of Time’s Louis de Rochemont (**)

The Ramparts We Watch (1940)
John Adair, Andrea King
Documentary directed by de Rochemont and re-issued as part the Embassy series.De Rochemont reportedly used this anti-isolationist film about WWI to prompt FDR to enter WWII. (**) 

March of Time (1935-51)
Starring just about every famous person in the world as seen through the direction of Lois de Rochemont, Time/Life Magazine and with the booming voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. These highly produced segments ran in 50,000 movie theaters with new shows every four weeks and shaped the way Americans saw the world and the world saw Amerce. (**)

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