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The corporate name honors the four founding Warner brothers (born Wonskolaser)—Harry, Albert, Sam, & Jack. Harry, Albert, Sam & their Jewish parents emigrated…
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Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Bette Davis, Paul Lukas (Lillian Hellman's book) 1943 The film won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Picture.It was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.Paul Lukas won the Oscar for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, & the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.Lucile Watson was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, & Dashiel Hammett was nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Bette Davis stated in a 1971 interview with Dick Cavett, that she played the role of the wife for 'name value' because the studio did not consider the film a good financial risk, & that her name above the credits would draw audiences... & that Miss Hellman's writing was 'super brilliant'. Paul Lukas won the Oscar for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama & the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.