First Cannes Film Festival - 1946 | Movietone Moment | 18 September 2020
1946 : Cannes fait son premier Festival | Franceinfo INA
Le Festival de Cannes en 1946
Cannes Film Festival's rare photos from 1946 to 2019
On This Day - 20th September - First Cannes Film Festival was held..
The 1st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 20 September to 5 October 1946. Twenty-one countries presented their films at the "First Cannes International Film Festival", which took place at the former Casino of Cannes. Only one year after the end of World War II, most of the films were about the war. There arose several technical issues, such as the tarpauline cover blowing away in a storm on the day before the winners were to be announced, the reels of Hitchcock’s Notorious shown in reverse order, and George Sydney’s The Three Musketeers projected upside-down.
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