Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124063
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134765 | DOI:
Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

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This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of films are William Wyler's Jezebel and Victor Fleming's Gone with the Wind which was based on Margaret Mitchell's award-winning novel of the same title. This chapter discusses the treatment of American history in these films.

Keywords: historical films; U.S.; American Civil War; Reconstruction; Jezebel; William Wyler; Gone with the Wind; Victor Fleming; Margaret Mitchell; southern women

Chapter.  9579 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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