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This Day in Film History:
September 7


Controversial director Elia Kazan is born in Constantinople. As a director, he makes such screen classics as On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire. However, he testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming names and damaging his reputation, as well as the reputations of many others, in Hollywood.


Actor/Rat Packer/Kennedy in-law Peter Lawford is born in London, England.


Orson Welles marries Rita Hayworth. They divorce in December 1948.


MGM's cartoon Switchin' Kitten, starring Tom & Jerry, is released. After shutting down its in-house studio in 1958, MGM contracted work out to director Gene Deitch and a Czechoslovakian cartoon studio, who produced 13 Tom & Jerry cartoons during 1961 and 1962.


Larry and Andy Wachowski's film Bound premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. The Gina Gershon/Jennifer Tilly pic is considered by many of the Box Office Prophets to be the finest movie ever released.

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