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The New Masses Archives
By Thomas McGrath
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  • The New Masses
    Total Archives: 16 Years, 638 Issues, 11,940 Articles, 20,252pp
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    1. (Verse)
      The New Masses
      , November 12, 1946, p. 10 - PDF
    2. (Verse)
      The New Masses
      , April 23, 1946, p. 15 - PDF
    3.  
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      (3 Reviews)
      Stormy Waters (1941 Film), by Jean Gremillon
      1. Stormy Waters (1941 Film) by Jean Gremillon
      2. Somewhere in the Night (1946 Film) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
      3. Without Reservations (1946 Film) by Mervyn LeRoy
      The New Masses
      , July 2, 1946, pp. 28-29 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Turning Point (1946 Film), by Fridrikh Ermler
      1. The Turning Point (1946 Film) by Fridrikh Ermler
      2. The Rebirth of Stalingrad (1946 Film)
      The New Masses
      , November 12, 1946, pp. 29-32 - PDF
    5.  
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      (2 Reviews)
      Don't Be a Sucker (1943 Film),
      1. Don't Be a Sucker (1943 Film)
      2. Resistance (1945 Film) by Andre Berthomieu
      The New Masses
      , July 16, 1946, pp. 28-29 - PDF
    6.  
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Searching Wind (1946 Film), by William Dieterle
      1. The Searching Wind (1946 Film) by William Dieterle
      2. Anna and the King of Siam (1946 Film) by John Cromwell
      3. The Big Sleep (1946 Film) by Howard Hawks
      The New Masses
      , July 23, 1946, pp. 28-32 - PDF
    7.  
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Stranger (1946 Film), by Orson Welles
      1. The Stranger (1946 Film) by Orson Welles
      2. Claudia and David (1946 Film) by Walter Lang
      The New Masses
      , August 6, 1946, pp. 29-32 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      Till the End of Time (1946 Film), by Edward Dmytryk
      1. Till the End of Time (1946 Film) by Edward Dmytryk
      2. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946 Film) by Lewis Milestone
      3. They Were Sisters (1946 Film) by Arthur Crabtree
      The New Masses
      , August 20, 1946, pp. 28-29 - PDF
    9.  
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Postman's Daughter (1946 Film),
      1. The Postman's Daughter (1946 Film)
      2. A Night in Casablanca (1946 Film) by Archie Mayo
      3. Canyon Passage (1946 Film) by Jacques Tourneur
      The New Masses
      , September 3, 1946, pp. 27-29 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      Caesar and Cleopatra (1945 Film), by Gabriel Pascal
      1. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945 Film) by Gabriel Pascal
      2. The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940 Film) by Marcel Pagnol
      The New Masses
      , October 15, 1946, pp. 28-32 - PDF
    11. (Verse)
      1. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945 Film) by Gabriel Pascal
      2. The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940 Film) by Marcel Pagnol
      The New Masses
      , August 20, 1946, p. 14 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Gentle Bush, by Barbara Giles
      1. The Gentle Bush by Barbara Giles
      The New Masses
      , May 27, 1947, p. 23 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Henry V (1946 Film), by Laurence Olivier
      1. Henry V (1946 Film) by Laurence Olivier
      The New Masses
      , July 9, 1946, p. 29 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Masters of the Dew, by Jacques Roumain
      1. Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain
      The New Masses
      , July 8, 1947, p. 18 - PDF
      1. Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain
      The New Masses
      , December 10, 1946, p. 15 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Delta Wedding, by Eudora Welty
      1. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
      The New Masses
      , June 4, 1946, pp. 23-24 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Seventh Avenue Story, by Martin Abzug
      1. Seventh Avenue Story by Martin Abzug
      The New Masses
      , October 7, 1947, p. 20 - PDF
    17. (Verse)
      1. Seventh Avenue Story by Martin Abzug
      The New Masses
      , February 19, 1946, p. 10 - PDF
    18. Book Reviews 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Tidal Wave, by Vincent Ferrini
      1. Tidal Wave by Vincent Ferrini
      2. The Remembered Land by Alan Swallow
      The New Masses
      , July 16, 1946, pp. 20-21 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
      1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
      The New Masses
      , November 26, 1946, pp. 25-27 - PDF