Classic Hollywood side notes
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Six of John Garfield's films released on DVD
Before there was Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and James Dean, there was John Garfield. The New York theater actor brought a brooding intensity and realism to his roles in such films as 1938's "Four Daughters" and 1947's "Body and Soul" (he earned Oscar nominations for both) and 1945's "The Postman Always Rings Twice." Warner Archive's recently released six of his movies on DVD: 1939's "Dust Be My Destiny" and "Blackwell's Island"; 1940's "Flowing Gold," "Saturday's Children"' and "East of the River; and 1941's "Dangerously They Live." A victim of the blacklist, Garfield died of a heart attack at age 39 in 1952. Pictured: American movie star John Garfield, left, testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee on April 23, 1951, accompanied by his lawyers, Louis Hizey, center, and Sidney Davis.