Chapter

Home-Front Anxieties

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123868
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134840 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0008
Home-Front Anxieties

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This chapter examines Hollywood war films about the U.S. home front, particularly those that defied conventions and presented a version of American life at odds with the official depiction promulgated by most films. These so-called B movies were low-budget, quickly made, and usually action-oriented. They are usually designed to film the second half of a double bill by the major studios. Examples of these films include The Doughgirls, Standing Room Only, and Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Keywords: war films; home front; U.S.; B movies; The Doughgirls; Standing Room Only; Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Chapter.  14381 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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