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Thursday 24 September 1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerry Marsden and Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, directed by John Rawlins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers

Country: United States

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The Major and the Minor

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson

Country: United States

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Across the Pacific

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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A Yank at Eton

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman

Country: United States

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  • Andrée Borrel and Lise de Baissac become the first female SOE agents to be parachuted into occupied France.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

After going deaf from an attack of meningitis, Emily struggles to regain her hearing

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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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Drivin' Woman

By: Elizabeth Pickett

Literary Guild Book. Book in pretty good shape and dj torn on the back. Story about post civil war South.

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