The Seafarers Day of the Fight Flying Padre (1949)
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- Release Date: January 18, 1949
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- Genre: Documentary
Three early films by Stanley Kubrick.The SeafarersStanley Kubricks first feature made in color. Lost for over 40 years! The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union.Day of the FightBased on Kubricks pictorial for Look Magazine (January 18 1949) entitled "Pri
zefighter" "Day Of The Fight" tells of a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier particularly the day of his bout with black middleweight Bobby James. This 16-minute short opens with a short (about 4 minutes) study of boxings history narrated by veteran newscaster Douglas Edwards in a no-nonsense noir tone of voice. After this we follow Walter (and his twin brother Vincent) through his day as he prepares for his 10:00 P.M. bout. After eating breakfast going to early mass and eating lunch he starts arranging his things for the fight at 4:00 P.M. By 8:00 he is waiting in his dressing room where he undergoes a mental transformation turning into the fighting machine the crowd clamors for. At 10:00 he faces James and soon he comes out victorious in a short match which was filmed live on April 17th 1950. andFlying PadreTwo days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a mono-plane. The priestly pilot is seen dashing from one province to the next at the helm of his trusty Piper Club administering guidance (his plane the Flying Padre) to unruly children sermonizing at funerals and flying a sickly child and its mother to a hospital. Links to a couple of PDFs also addedNapoleon screenplay and production notes (1969)This famous lost project was due to star Jack Nicholson as the Emperor of France.KUBRICKThe Rarity ArchivePhoto journalismFew people know that before he started making movies Stanley Kubrick was a starphotojournalist. In the summer of 1949 Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot picturesfor a story called "Chicago City of Contrasts."