A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.
Daniel Bubbeo <email@example.com>
Who really set the town aflame?...
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Unfortunately, Storm Center
(1956) was not well received by either critics or viewers, which Bette Davis
believed to be the fault of the film, not the subject matter. She did not agree with the casting of Kevin Coughlin
as Freddie, complaining that Daniel Taradash
did not direct him well. According to Davis, this resulted in a lack of emotional rapport between her and Coughlin, making it difficult to believe the extent of the little boy's feelings of betrayal. Not all of this can be attributed to Taradash's direction, however. Both Davis and Taradash were shocked at Coughlin's mother, who prepared the little boy for his crying scenes by pinching him till it hurt. See more
Whatever was the issue? A stubborn woman was fired. Your council blew itself up with civic virtue. The city got something to buzz about. I got a better job. You got a platform.
You make it sound like a grab bag.
Well, what do you think it was? Patriotism?
Hymn to Our Library
Lyrics by Elick Moll
Music by Morris Stoloff See more