TCM Tonight: The Fountainhead (1949)

The Fountainhead Film Poster

“No man takes what’s mine!”

Based on the best-seller book of the same name by Ayn Rand, it stars Gary Cooper as an idealistic architect who battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman (Patricia Neal). There is plenty of “chewing the scenery”, ridiculous architectural renderings and “interesting” shots in this film (especially at the end). If you love drama and the uncompromising spirit of the individual, then this film is for you.

2:45am EST / 11:45pm PSTTCM: The Fountainhead
{ Not rated, 114 min., b&w }

Memorial Day

Because These are our Sons, and Brothers, and Husbands (1943)

As we relax on this holiday, let us take a moment and think of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

(Illustration from “The men and women of Alcoa Aluminum” ad (May 1943). Full advertisement available on Flickr.)

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