I go through some "random selection" methods online to choose the Classic Film of the Day, and coincidentally on this day, July 4th, the 1946 film "Centennial Summer" would be narrowed down as my choice for today.
According to Wikipedia (yes, Wikipedia--I use it faithfully), Centennial Summer was 20th Century-Fox's response to MGM's Meet Me in St. Louis.
The film was produced and directed by the great Otto Preminger, with music by the great Jerome Kern. It has an all-star cast including Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Walter Brennan, and Dorothy Gish.
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) compete for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who has come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial Explosion.
Oddly enough, there are no clips of any sort available of the film on Youtube, not any that I've seen anyway. A very interesting thing to me.