WESTWARD THE WOMEN. On their way to meet their chosen husbands they’ve survived a flood, an Indian attack, the desertion of their cowardly (male) guides—and now in the middle of the baking heat of the Great Salt Flats, in a broken-down wagon, the frailest of their number is giving birth. As the women struggle to keep the wagon upright, they hear the first cry of a newborn babe. Complete movie: bit.ly/westwardthewomen

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, 1952. @britishcomposers director, starring and . What do you do when you’re a passionate actress still in love with a wounding bastard who’s a screen genius? You make the damn movie. Download this Brit-born arrangement of 's theme played by the , helmed by the man I long for, . bit.ly/jworaksin

WENT THE DAY WELL? I An English village in the south is invaded by enemy paratroopers—and fights back with shockingly frank violence. When I saw this movie for the first time last year on Criterion, it gave me the goosebumps. Land girls (her first movie) and Elizabeth Allan take excellent aim against their would-be German conquerors. Complete movie: bit.ly/3Em9XRL

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