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From Scarface to Scarlett : American films in the 1930s / Roger Dooley.


1st ed.. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1981] .
ISBN 9780151337897, 0151337896

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Subjects Cinéma -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures.
United States.
Description xxiv, 648 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (page 621).
Also issued online.
Summary Discusses the films, the genres and trends, the stars and studios, the directors and the myths that contributed to American's daydreams during the period 1930-1939.
Contents Prologue: Why the '30s? Or, no, no nostalgia -- Section 1: Just Picture A Penthouse: Love Among The Millionaires: -- O mistress mine: ladies with a past -- Puttin' on the Ritz: gold diggers of 1930-39 -- Happily ever after: Cinderella romances -- Vivacious ladies: working girl comedies -- With plenty of money and you: heiresses, madcap, headstrong, footloose and runaway -- Scene: drawing room, late afternoon: comedies of manners from the stage -- Section 2: Plot Thickens: Intrigue, Boudoir And Otherwise: -- Good heavens, my pearls!: gamblers and jewel thieves -- It's a small world: Grand Hotel formula -- Hurtling through the night: Grand Hotel in transit -- You know what happens to those who fail: espionage, mostly World War I -- Section 3: Remembrance Of Things Past: Wistful Glances Back: -- Days beyond recall: nostalgia for the prewar era -- As time goes by: through-the-years cavalcades -- Mother's Day: women who paid -- Section 4: Long Ago And Far Away: Escapes Still Further Into The Past: -- Americana: literary classics, biography and historical fiction -- Continental style: European classics, biography and historical fiction -- There'll always be an England: British classics, biography and historical fiction -- Section 5: White Man's Burden: Imperialism, Hollywood Style: -- Rule, Britannia!: sun never sets -- Going native: seldom the Twain shall meet -- Heathen Chinee: inscrutable Orientals -- Section 6: Nice Work If You Can Get It: Occupational Hazards: -- For the good of the service: it's a grand old flag -- Each time you go up there: dangerous jobs -- Sporting blood: playing the game -- Stop the press!: news hawks and sob sisters -- Scalpel! Forceps!: men-and women-in white -- In heaven's name: religion, true and false -- Section 7: Crime And Punishment: Cops And Robbers: -- Aw right, you guys!: gang's all here -- Innocent bystanders: women and children first -- Around the law in eighty ways: shysters, mouthpieces and ambulance chasers -- Law and order: enforcers -- I'm bustin out!: our fettered friends -- Section 8: Blood Will Tell: Nonprofessionals: -- This will kill you: murders without mystery -- Ah, but you made one slip!: butler never did it -- It's alive!: (and well and living in Transylvania) sheer horror -- Section 9: Light Fantastic: Flights Of Fancy, Musical And Otherwise: -- Fancy free: fantasies, from Just Imagine to The Wizard of Oz -- Anything for a laugh: farce and low comedy -- Direct from Broadway: musical comedies from the stage --Let's face the music and dance: from imitations to originals -- So this is college?: campus capers -- Gaite Parisienne and Caprice Viennois: light operettas -- If love were all: romantic operettas -- Section 10: Show Must Go On: Behind The Scenes: -- Ah-give the kids a break!: backstage musicals -- Five minutes till curtain!: straight films about the theater -- What price Hollywood?: films about filmland -- Section 11: People Like Us: Everyday Folks-More Or less: -- Down to earth: domestic comedies -- No place like home: domestic dramas -- Boy meets girl: path of true love -- We can't go on this way!: the honeymoon is over -- From sea to shining sea: ethnic and regional films -- Section 12: In Times Like These: Films Of Ideas: -- They gave him a gun: from antiwar to prowar -- Ripped from tomorrow's headlines: timely films -- Epilogue: Over the rainbow: 1939: Best of everything-almost -- Bibliography -- Index.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7177450
(OCoLC)ocm07177450
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dooley, Roger Burke, 1920-
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