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The Hollywood social problem film : madness, despair, and politics from the Depression to the fifties / Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy.

; Purdy, Jim, author
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1981.
ISBN 0253127076, 0253202612

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Other Authors Purdy, Jim,
Subjects California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood.
Cinéma -- Aspect social -- États-Unis.
Cinéma -- Scénarios -- Histoire et critique.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
Los Angeles- Hollywood.
Motion picture plays, American -- History and criticism.
Motion picture plays, American.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
United States.
Description x, 364 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Filmography: pages 331-351.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329).
Contents The system breaks down : the individual as victim, 1930-1933 -- Protypes : gangsters, fallen women, and convicts -- The shysters -- The populists -- or who's afraid of the big bad wolf? -- Desperation -- Hollywood turns to the right -- From despair to recovery : Warner Brothers and FDR -- The system upheld : the individual redeemed, 1933-1941 -- Unemployment -- doing your part -- Hollywood and the worker -- Rural problems -- The juvenile delinquent and society -- The ex-con and society -- Different problems, same solutions -- Native fascists -- lynching and legions -- Frank Capra's super-shyster and little people -- More plutocrats and would-be dictators -- International fascism -- from pacifism to war -- The postwar world -- Readjustment -- "nervous from the service" -- The minorities -- More neurosis -- alcoholism and insanity -- Postwar labor problems -- The individual and society : darker views of the postwar world -- HUAC and the end of an era -- Conclusion : Sullivan's travels -- Hollywood goes slumming.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6555872
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Roffman, Peter, 1950-
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