This Day in Film History:
Lauren Bacall is born Betty Joan Perske in New York City.
Warner's cartoon Fast and Furry-ous, directed by Chuck Jones, is released. It marks the first appearance by the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.
The first film shot in CinemaScope, The Robe, opens.
One of Russell Crowe's first starring roles, Romper Stomper, debuts at the Toronto Film Festival. The Australian film opens to controversy over its depiction of skinheads.
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