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The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 American drama film directed by John Ford. It stars Thomas Mitchell and Ian Hunter, it features Barry Fitzgerald, Wilfrid Lawson, John Qualen, Mildred Natwick, Ward Bond, among others. The film was adapted by Dudley Nichols from the plays The Moon of the Caribbees, In the Zone, Bound East for Cardiff, The Long Voyage Home by Eugene O'Neill; the original plays by Eugene O'Neill were written around the time of World War I and were among his earliest plays. Ford set the story for the motion picture, during the early days of World War II. While not one of Ford's best-known works, The Long Voyage Home continues to be well received. Film critics and scholars have noted Gregg Toland's distinctive cinematography, which serves as a precursor of the film noir aesthetic and would hint at his work for Orson Welles' landmark film Citizen Kane; the film tells the story of the crew aboard a British tramp steamer named the SS Glencairn on the long voyage home from the West Indies to Baltimore and to England.

The crew is a fun-loving, hard-drinking lot. Among them is their consensus leader, a middle-aged Irishman named Driscoll, a young Swedish ex-farmer Ole Olsen, a spiteful steward nicknamed Cocky, a brooding Lord Jim-like Englishman Smitty, a burly dependable bruiser Davis, among others; the film opens on a sultry night in a port in the West Indies where the crew have been confined to their ship by order of the captain, yet they yearn as for an opportunity to drink and have fun with the ladies. Drisk has arranged to import a boat-load of local ladies, who along with baskets of fruit, have agreed to smuggle bottles of rum on board where, with the acquiescence of the captain, the crew carouse until a minor drunken brawl breaks out and the ladies are ordered off the ship and denied any of their promised compensation; the next day the ship sails to pick up its cargo for its return trip to England. When the crew discovers that the cargo is high explosives, they at first rebel and grumble among themselves that they won't crew the ship if it is carrying such a cargo.

But they are cowed into submission by the captain and the ship sails, crossing the Atlantic and passing through what they all know is a war zone and potential disaster. After the ship leaves Baltimore with its load of dynamite, the rough seas they encounter become nerve-racking to the crew; when the anchor breaks loose, Yank is injured in the effort to secure it. With no doctor on board, nothing can be done for his injury, he dies. They're concerned that Smitty might be a German spy because he's so aloof and secretive. After they assault Smitty and restrain and gag him, they force him to give up the key to a small metal box they have found in his bunk which they at first think is a bomb. Opening the box against Smitty's vigorous protests, they discover a packet of letters; when Drisk reads a few, it becomes clear that they are letters from Smitty's wife revealing the fact that Smitty has been an alcoholic and dishonorably discharged from his service with the British navy, that he is now too ashamed to show himself before his family though his wife urges him to come home.

In the war zone as they near port, a German plane attacks the ship, killing Smitty in a burst of machine gun fire. Reaching England without further incident, the rest of the crew members decide not to sign on for another voyage on the Glencairn and go ashore, determined to help Ole return to his family in Sweden, whom he has not seen in ten years. In spite of their determination to help the simple, gullible Ole get on his ship for Stockholm, the crew is incapable of passing up the opportunity for a good time drinking and dancing in a seedy bar to which they have been lured by an agent for ships in port looking for crew members, he has his eye on Ole because he is the strongest of the lot. He drugs Ole's drink, calls his confederates in to shanghai Ole aboard another ship, the Amindra. Driscoll and the rest of the crew though drunk and too late, rescue Ole from the Amindra, but Driscoll is clubbed and left on board as the crew makes its escape with Ole; the next morning, the crew straggles back somewhat dejectedly and resignedly to the Glencairn to sign on for another voyage.

A newspaper headline reveals that the Amindra has been sunk in the Channel by German torpedoes, killing all on board. Independent film producer Walter Wanger made film-making history during the production of this film, he hired nine prominent American artists, all painters, to document the dramatic scenes during the film's production. Mr. Wanger offered a commission of over $50,000 to encourage the artists to participate, these funds were secured with the help of Reeves Lowenthal, Director of the Associated American Artists. No other undertaking of this magnitude and purpose had been done before in Hollywood film making; the artists insisted on three things to ensure a quality effort: freedom of choice on subject matter, studios on the production lot, a projection room for viewing rushes. The artists who participated were Thomas Benton, Grant Wood, George Biddle, James Chapin, Ernest Fiene, Robert Philipp, Luis Quintanilla, Raphael Soyer and Georges Schreiber. Eleven original paintings emerged from this inaugural effort.

These toured the country in the museum circuit of the day beginning with a display in the Associated American Artists Galleries on Fifth Avenue, New York. As Orson Welles would do the following year in Citizen Kane, director John Ford shared his title card with cinematographer Gregg Toland in the opening credits for The Long Voyage Home; the film did poorly in its theatrical release, losing $224,336. Some critics

Dokka Manikya Vara Prasad

Dokka Manikya Vara Prasada Rao is an Indian politician and he was former spokesperson of Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh & he join Ysr Congress Party He was an MLA from Tadikonda constituency. Born to Dokka Deva Bhiksham and Lolamma on 5 March 1962 at Pulipadu Village, Gurazala Mandal in Guntur District. Andhra Pradesh. Dokka Manikya Varaprasada Rao completed his high school and college education in Zilla Parisdhad High School and Government Junior College, Gurajala of Guntur district, he did graduation in science in Macherla. He is a law graduate from Andhra Christian College of Law, Guntur and he has obtained L. L. M. from Acharya Nagarjuna University. At present he is doing PhD on "Secularism and Indian Constitution" from Osmania University, Hyderabad Manikya Vara Prasad won as an MLA in 2004 elections, he won his first election in Tadikonda.2009 to 2011 worked as secondary educational minister and now he was Rural Development and National Rural Employeement Guarantee Scheme Minister in the cabinet of Government of Andhra Pradesh before bifurcation.

After bifurcation he did not contest in the general elections held for Andhra Pradesh State in 2014. He quit his position as Legal Officer in South Central Railways and entered into politics as Congress worker inspired by the ideology and activities of the Party, he led the Congress Forum for Intellectuals and played a key role in presenting various important papers on the policies and programs of the congress party. He never hesitated to make the people representatives of all bodies to realise their duties towards the public who elected them, he elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Tadikonda Constituency in 2004. As MLA he took up various developmental activities in his Constituency. Official site

San Marino High School

San Marino High School is a public high school in San Marino, United States, the only high school in the San Marino Unified School District, Los Angeles County. According to the 2015 California Academic Performance Index Survey, the district is the 52 highest-performing school in California, with a score of 932 points out of 1,000 possible. San Marino has been recognized for its scholastic achievements on both a national and state level. San Marino High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through the Focus on Learning process. San Marino High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006 and a Gold Medal school by U. S. News and World Report, ranking in the 80s in the nation for December 2007; the California Business for Education Excellence again named San Marino High to its Honor Roll in 2008 in the Scholar Schools category. This category recognizes schools for academic excellence, regardless of demographics or any other factor. In 2009, the school was among 261 named California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.

With San Marino High School's state Academic Performance Index rating a 932 out of a possible 1000 points, as determined by the California Department of Education. The school's yearbook, has been nationally recognized with the National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association and the Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Music by Oscar RasbachWords by Cheryl Foote'57'Neath the blue majestic mountains and strong she proudly stands. San Marino Alma Mater, We pledge our hands. Symbol of a higher purpose and white her banners fly. Long may voices praise her glory, Hail, Hail. Long may voices praise her glory, San Marino High! San Marino High School was founded in 1952 after 50 years of utilizing South Pasadena High School in nearby South Pasadena; the high school is situated on the former site of Carver Elementary School. The reconstruction began in 1996 and was completed by support with bond issues and rigorous fund-raising by the San Marino Schools Endowment.

The school is equipped with newer laboratories and ethernet connections. The new buildings include a brand new cafeteria and band room, dance studio, journalism lab, renovated auditoriums, as well as a renovated baseball field and a brand new football field/track. San Marino High School is part of the San Marino Unified School District, its public funding is supplemented by private donations raised through the San Marino Schools Foundation. San Marino High School's upper football practice field was the location of where Kathy Fiscus fell into an abandoned water well in 1949, it was subsequently covered by the local water district. As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,096 students and 59 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 18.6. The school's racial composition is 60% Asian, 27% Caucasian, 10% Hispanic, 1% African American, 1% Two or more Races and 1% other. San Marino High School has a 59-member teaching faculty. SMHS offers a variety of AP Classes in mathematics, foreign languages, social science, music theory/art.

Extracurricular classes include: the school newspaper Titan Shield, the school yearbook Titanian and Debate, Indoor Winter Drumline, Winter Color Guard, Marching Band, Chamber Choir, Boys' and Girls' Choirs, concert band, wind ensemble, small business, fashion merchandising, computer graphics, three courses in media arts, three levels of drama and dance. San Marino has a history of athletic rivalry with South Pasadena High School, a neighboring city school. Due to tradition, games against South Pasadena tend to have a larger crowd and hold more significance versus games against other schools; the school's most recent title was CIF Co-Ed Varsity Badminton in Spring season of 2019. The D1 team's win was the first; the time before, Girls Golf Champions of Northern Division in November 2015 and Boys Football Champions of Central Division in December 2015. In 1998, the school won five straight CIF boys' tennis titles and was ranked number one in USA Today's High School Tennis Teams. In April of 2018, the San Marino High School Winter Drumline advanced to the WGI world class division and ranked 14th in the nation.

On December 5, 2015, the football team won a California Interscholastic Federation Central Section title, defeating Charter Oak High School of Covina by the score of 45-28 on December 12, 2015, they defeated Sierra Canyon School in the CIF State Southern California Regional Small School Division by the score of 36-35. On December 19, 2015, in the California Interscholastic Federation State Small School Open Division championship game, played at Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium against Central Catholic High School of Modesto, they lost by the score of 56-21, they finished with a record of 15 wins against 1 loss. The high school holds several events, including sports and others; the Associated Student Body puts on the Coronation Ball, a dance held to crown the Homecoming Queen and the Princesses, Princes. They will be honored throughout Homecoming; the ball is held on the Saturday directly before the Homecoming game takes place, in the home of a student, features an annual theme. During the week before the homecoming game, the ASB holds lunch-