• Face in the Sky

    1933. USA. Harry Lachman. 77 min.

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Face in the Sky

    1933. USA. Directed by Harry Lachman. Screenplay by Humphrey Pearson, based on a story by Myles Connolly. With Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin. Face in the Sky was the work of novelist and short story writer Connolly, a supervisor at Fox who would go on to collaborate with Frank Capra. Connolly’s story concerned the wanderings of Joe Buck, an itinerant artist who paints lipstick ads on the sides of barns. (Director Lachman was an American-born illustrator who went on to become one of Europe’s more prominent Post-Impressionist painters.) Buck—a rural philosopher and a bit of a dreamer, happy with his lot in life, and proud of his work—was a cut above the characters Tracy was used to portraying. Tracy’s genial performance in the film caught the attention of Jesse L. Lasky, who soon cast him in the most important of his Fox pictures, The Power and the Glory. 77 min.

In the Film exhibition Carte Blanche: James Curtis on Spencer Tracy

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