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The Retirement Films (1943, 1964)

Both of these films are a lot of fun to watch; we can definitely say that Pola left the screen in grand form in these films. Pola’s characters in both films are respectful send-ups of her old “wildcat” roles and reflect quite a bit of her real-life personality. Both of these films are available on Amazon.com; click the box on the right or on the links provided below to buy them.

(Andrew L. Stone Productions [dist. by United Artists], 1943)
Produced and Directed by Andrew L. Stone
Other Actors: Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Billie Burke, Dennis O’Keefe, June Havoc, Barton Hepburn, Walter Kingsford, Lorraine Miller, Paul Porcasi, Georges Metaxa, Eddie Marr, Bert Roach, Chick Chandler, Lorraine Miller, Mereak Windheim, Richard Hageman, Ellen Lowe, Barry McCollum, Joe Devlin, Hal K. Dawson, Andrew Tombes, Byron Foulger, Ann Hunter
Screenplay: Fredrick Jackson and Edmund L. Hartmann, from a story by Andrew L. Stone
Associate Producer: Edward F. Kinney 
Assistant Director: Henry S. Kesler
Director of Photography: Charles Schoenbaum
Sound: William H. Lynch
Music and lyrics: Philip Boutelje and Foster Carling
Editor: Harvey Manger
Interior décor: Earl Woodin
Art Direction: F. Paul Stylos
Cartoon Sequences: Leon Schlesinger
Makeup: Ted Larsen
Costume design (for Martha Scott, Pola Negri, and Billie Burke): Adrian
Preservation Status: Exists in several different archives; has also been available as a 16mm rental print.

(Walt Disney, 1964)
Director: James Nielson
Screenplay: Michael Dyne, based on a novel by Mary Stewart.
Other Actors: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas, Sheila Hancock, Michael Davis, Paul Stassing, John LeMesurier, André Morell, George Pastell, Tutte Lemkow, Steve Plytas, Harry Tardinos, Pamela Barrie, Terry Gilkyson
Producer: Walt Disney
Co-producer: Bill Anderson
Associate Producer: Hugh Attwooll
Assistant directors: John Peverall, Spyros Spyromilios
Second Unit Producer: Arthur J. Vitarelli
Second Assistant Director: Costas Ferris
Production Manager: Peter Manley
Music: Ron Grainer
Title song “Moon-spinners” by Terry Gilkyson.
Cinematography: Paul Beeson
Camera Operator: David Harcourt
Additional Photographers: Michael Reed, John Wilcox
Film Editor: Gordon Stone
Continuity: Yvonne Axeworthy
Art Direction: Tony Masters
Sound Editor: Jonathan Bates
Sound Recordists: Gordon McCallum, Dudley Messenger
Orchestra Conductor: Rob Grainer
Special Effects: Jimmy Harris, Garth Inns, Jimmy Ward, Jack Woodbridge
Costume Design: Anthony Mendleson
Makeup artist: Harry Frampton
Hairstylist: A. G. Scott
Casting: Maude Spector
Animal supplier: Jimmy Chipperfield
Preservation status: Exists in the Walt Disney holdings.