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Pittsburgh (1942)

 -  Drama  -  11 December 1942 (USA)
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Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself ... See full summary »

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Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 12, 1943 with Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne and Randolph Scott reprising their film roles. See more »

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In the scene when Cash promises the workers they would get what was promised to them, the boom mic is reflected in the left upper corner of the window behind Cash. See more »

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Words and music by Shelton Brooks
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A Western in the East
19 January 2001 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

No doubt things were confusing at the onset of World War Two, especially with one American defeat after another, yet political confusion is no reason to move Dodge City to Pennsylvania and call it Pittsburgh. This movie is a warmed-over western, pure and simple. All the ingredients of a formula plot are incorporated, including the ambition, the fist fight and the rich "cowgirl." The themes of redemption for the good of the nation and cooperation in steel production define the conversion of steel plants during the war. The only real question is whether an overly ambitious industrialist (John Wayne) can be corralled for the benefit of the nation, of labour, and of the company itself. The acting is fairly stiff and the plot predictable. One expects more from the film, but it just doesn't happen. Redemption is a common salvation for overly selfish industrialist, but there is little that can redeem this movie--it seems to be a remake of a remake of a remake. For anyone who likes westerns, this movie is ideal. How often does one find a western in the East?


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