George Stevens A Filmmaker’s Journey: Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, among others. Also included are Stevens’s war “home movies,” found only after his death. Assigned by Eisenhower to film the war in Europe, Stevens used the opportunity to produce, at the same time, the only color footage ever shot in World War II. There is breathtaking film of D-Day and its aftermath; the triumphal march through Paris of the Allied liberators; and the unspeakable horrors of Dachau. This is what Goya might have done with a movie camera. On a more mundane level is a segment on Cecil B. DeMille’s 1950 underhanded attempt to oust Joseph L. Mankiewicz, then president, from the Directors’ Guild, which Stevens was instrumental in blocking.
Released: September 25, 1984
Actors: Adolf Hitler Alan J Pakula Alan Ladd Brandon De Wilde Cary Grant Charles Coburn Douglas Fairbanks Jr Elizabeth Taylor Frank Capra Fred Astaire Fred MacMurray George Stevens George Stevens Jr Ginger Rogers Hal Roach Hattie McDaniel Hermes Pan Jack Palance James Dean Jean Arthur Joan Fontaine Joel McCrea John Huston Joseph L Mankiewicz Katharine Hepburn Max von Sydow Millie Perkins Montgomery Clift Oliver Hardy Rock Hudson Rouben Mamoulian Sam Jaffe Shelley Winters Spencer Tracy Stan Laurel Van Heflin Victor McLaglen Warren Beatty Yvonne Howell