None But the Lonely Heart
First screened in January 2016
Director: Clifford Odets. Cast: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, June Duprez, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris, Jane Wyatt, Konstantin Shayne, William Challee, Morton Lowry, Roman Bohnen, Queenie Vassar, Dan Duryea, Rosalind Ivan. Screenplay: Clifford Odets (based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn).

Twitter Capsule: I'll take Dead End. Odets wants to Say Something. Grant seeks a stretch. Lots of strain but did pay off.

VOR:   Very rare Odets outing in director's chair, midway between social realism of 30s movies and the angry young men of the late 50s. Dramatically curious. Unusual in its moment.

Photo © 1944 RKO Radio Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Cary Grant
Best Supporting Actress: Ethel Barrymore
Best Film Editing: Roland Gross
Best Original Score (Drama or Comedy): C. Bakaleinikoff and Hanns Eisler

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Picture

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