War in the Roaring Twenties, 1932–1939

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:
War in the Roaring Twenties, 1932–1939

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This chapter examines the historical films produced in the U.S. during the period from 1932 to 1939 about World War 1. During this period, Hollywood's depictions of the war, the impoverishment of the war hero and national decline revealed the frustrating barriers between the American cinema's struggle for historical prestige and the antagonism of censors and critics. Examples of these films include I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, Gold Diggers and The Roaring Twenties.

Keywords: historical films; U.S.; World War 1; war hero; film censors; film critics; God Diggers; The Roaring Twenties

Chapter.  10590 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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