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The Hollywood social problem film : madness, despair, and politics from the Depression to the fifties

Author: Peter Roffman; Jim Purdy
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1981.
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Roffman, Peter, 1950-
Hollywood social problem film.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)557645022
Online version:
Roffman, Peter, 1950-
Hollywood social problem film.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)631807288
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Roffman; Jim Purdy
ISBN: 0253127076 9780253127075 0253202612 9780253202611
OCLC Number: 6555872
Description: x, 364 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy.

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