The first Cannes Film Festival opens today … in Orléans. Twenty-nine films will be in competition, among which The Wizard of Oz of Victor Fleming with Judy Garland, remained a great classic, Only angels have wings Howard Hawks, with Cary Grant, Pacific Express from Cecil B. DeMille, Mr. Smith in the Senate Frank Capra, who will represent the United States, Goodbye Mr. Chips! from Sam Wood and The Four White Feathers of Zoltan Korda for Great Britain.
The French selection includes Hell of Angels from Christian-Jaque, The Ghost Charrette from Julien Duvivier, The North Trail Jacques Feyder, with Michèle Morgan, The Man of Niger of Jacques de Baroncelli. We will also discover, The Great Solution from the Czech Hugo Haas or a Soviet film with ironically premonitory title, If tomorrow is the war of Efim Dzigan. The USSR had not yet made an alliance with Hitler's Germany.
All these films were to constitute the first edition of the International Festival of
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