Fall Third Thursday Film Series
Fall 2018 Third Thursday Film SeriesOn Board the Red Oak Victory
Four Legendary Directors volunteered to serve during WWII, these are the movies they made when they came home.
Boarding at 6:30 pm (films at 7pm)
September 20: They Were Expendable (1945)Directed by John Ford, Commander, US Navy Reserve
John Ford’s movie about PT Boats during the early days of WWII. This movie starred John Wayne, Donna Reed and Robert Montgomery who served as a Navel Officer during WWII and helped direct the PT Boat scenes in the film.
October 18: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)Directed by William Wyler, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Air Corp
The winner of the 1947 Best Picture Academy Award (and numerous other awards), William Wyler’s excellent and touching movie about veterans returning from WWII, and the challenges they faced.
November 15: Treasures of the Sierra Madre (1948)Directed by John Huston, Major, US Army Signal Corps Often considered John Huston’s best film, (he won the Best Director Academy Award). This film starred Humphrey Bogart and Hutson’s father Walter Huston. It features one of the most memorable lines in movie history, “Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
December 20: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)Directed by Frank Capra, Colonel, US Army
This is one of the most beloved movies of all time, and a holiday classic. This film features Colonel Jimmy Stewart, the first major start to volunteer for service in WWII. This film is the story of a truly heroic “every man.”
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Last updated: August 21, 2018