With Davis cast as Sara, Wallis encouraged Hammett to embellish what essentially was a secondary role to make it worthy of the leading lady's status as a star, and to open the story by adding scenes outside the Farrelly living room, which had been the sole setting on stage.. Time passes, and when the Mullers fail to hear from Kurt, Joshua announces he plans to search for his father as soon as he turns 18. Associate Producer is Ken Greiner. Watch on the Rhine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Paul Lukas won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Kurt Muller, a German-born anti-fascist in this film. Just confirm how you got your ticket. In 1940, German-born engineer Kurt Muller, his American wife Sara, and their children Joshua, Babette, and Bodo cross the Mexican border into the United States to visit Sara's brother David Farrelly and their mother Fanny in Washington, D.C. For the past 17 years, the Muller family has lived in Europe, where Kurt responded to the rise of Nazism by engaging in anti-Fascist activities. The Production Code Administration was concerned that Kurt Muller escaped prosecution for his murder of Teck de Brancovis, and the Hays Office suggested it be established Kurt was killed by the Nazis at the end of the film in order to show he paid for his crime. Because Bette Davis was involved with Now, Voyager, producer Hal B. Wallis began searching for another actress for the role of Sara Muller while Hellman's lover Dashiell Hammett began writing the screenplay at their farm in Pleasantville, New York. Sara tells her family they are seeking peaceful sanctuary on American soil, but their quest is threatened by the presence of house guest Teck de Brancovis, an opportunistic Romanian count who has been conspiring with the Germans.  Meanwhile, Davis also was at odds with Lucile Watson who was reprising the role of the mother she had portrayed on stage, because Watson was a Republican whose political views sharply contrasted with those of the Democratic Davis. Corrections? The "Spotlight on Plays" events are livestreamed at 8PM EST/5PM PST. Sign up here. Count Teck de Brancovis, a Romanian houseguest in the Farrelly home and a Nazi supporter, discovers Kurt’s identity and threatens to expose him to the German embassy. Trailer for DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu, Watch the Official Teaser for THE PROM on Netflix, Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD, Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON, Dolly Parton Talks About Her New Book SONGTELLER, Jason Alexander Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Billy Porter Talks About The Power of a Star Entrance. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox!  Shumlin threatened to quit because he was unhappy with cinematographer Merritt B. Gerstad, who eventually was replaced by Hal Mohr in order to appease the director. | Fresh (4) Presents Diana Wyenn's BLOOD/SUGAR, Loading Dock Theatre Presents $#!THOLE COUNTRY CLAPBACK Written and Performed by Pascale Armand, COME FROM AWAY Takes Part in Virtual Make a Difference Day With The Loukoumi Foundation, Jeremy Kushnier, Brandi Chavonne Massey and Andrew Polec Star in BCP's HALLOWEEN ROCK 'N' ROLL CONCERT, Betty Buckley Demands Trump Stops Using 'Memory' at Rallies- 'Your Presidency is the Very Antithesis of Art', Actors' Equity Comments On SAG-AFTRA Members Condemning the Union's Raiding of Equity Employers, Photos/Video: First Look at the Russian Premiere of CHESS The Musical. A leader in the resistance movement, Kurt has been forced to flee Europe. |. Update: Broadway Shutdown Extends Through May 2021. The censor insisted that Muller could not be allowed to get away with murder, even of a Nazi, so the last scene of the film, between Sara and her son, Joshua, was added. The screenplay by Dashiell Hammett is based on the 1941 play Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman. The studio's publicity department argued it was her name that would attract an audience, and despite her resistance, the film's credits and all promotional materials listed her first.. THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very young New Yorkers at the dawn of the Reagan Era.  In his afterword to the April 25, 2020 airing of Watch on the Rhine on TCM, Dave Karger describes this controversy in more detail. (Bette Davis Collection, Volume 3). Wallis sent Davis, a staunch supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a fierce opponent of the Nazi Party, the screenplay-in-progress, and she immediately accepted the offer. Click Here for More Articles on Shutdown Streaming, Trailer for DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu, Watch the Official Teaser for THE PROM on Netflix, Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD, Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON, Dolly Parton Talks About Her New Book SONGTELLER, Jason Alexander Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Billy Porter Talks About The Power of a Star Entrance. |, May 20, 2003 Watch on the Rhine is a 1943 American drama film directed by Herman Shumlin and starring Bette Davis and Paul Lukas. |, January 31, 2012 After considerable bargaining, Kurt kills him, having concluded that Teck cannot be trusted. SHUFFLE ALONG Settles Dispute With Insurer Over Premature Closing, BEETLEJUICE Will Premiere in South Korea in 2021. THIS IS OUR YOUTH will be available until Saturday, October 24. As a result, she immediately clashed with Herman Shumlin, who had directed the play but had no experience in film, and she tended to ignore his suggestions. ...as important today as its was in 1943. The fall series continues tonight, Tuesday, October 20 at 5PM PT/8PM PT with This Is Our Youth; available until Saturday, October 24. The film more than retains the vital theme of the original play. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Exclusive: Keala Settle Sings 'Being Alive' from COMPANY as Part of The Seth Concert Series; Re-Airs Today at 3pm and Available On Demand!