Monday, April 22

1938 National Board of Review – Best Actor Winner and Nominees

1938 National Board of Review – Best Actor Winner

Algiers Joseph Calleia


Joseph Calleia

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Angels with Dirty Faces James Cagney

Angels with Dirty Faces

James Cagney

A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Boys Town Spencer Tracy

Boys Town

Spencer Tracy

When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn’t have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child…

Christine Pierre Blanchar


Pierre Blanchar

Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.

Four Daughters John Garfield

Four Daughters

John Garfield

Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters – Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann – who live with him and his sister, the …

Grand Illusion Pierre Fresnay

Grand Illusion

Pierre Fresnay

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

Holiday Lew Ayres


Lew Ayres

A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée’s eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Marie Antoinette Robert Morley

Marie Antoinette

Robert Morley

The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Pygmalion Wendy Hiller


Wendy Hiller

A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.

South Riding Ralph Richardson

South Riding

Ralph Richardson

“Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but ‘the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, …

The Adventures of Chico Chico

The Adventures of Chico


A Mexican boy without young neighbors to play with, befriends a diverse group of desert animals. (1938; B&W)

The Beachcomber Charles Laughton

The Beachcomber

Charles Laughton

In the Dutch islands, the sister of a pious missionary attempts to reform a womanizing, drunken beach bum.

The Citadel Robert Donat

The Citadel

Robert Donat

Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its …

To the Victor Will Fyffe

To the Victor

Will Fyffe

A story about Cumbrian shepherds and their skilled sheepdogs. Grumpy old McAdam with aggressive Black Wull and civilized David Moore with educated Owd Bob compete to win the sheepdogs’s cup. David also tries to win McAdam’s daughter’s heart.