After the crash

1930s America in cinema

THE GRAPES OF WRATH [US 1940]
 HENRY FONDA [centre top]
John FordThe Grapes of Wrath© Théâtre du Temple
During the 1930s, the great American filmmakers (or European filmmakers working in Hollywood) looked into the country's social evolution after the Great Depression of 1929. These films, some of which heralded Italian Neo-Realism, were interested as much in the towns as in the countryside, in workers as much as farm labourers, and, in general, in all those excluded from the American dream. Other films followed the evolution of social mores, at times with a daring that the Hays Code would begin to challenge in 1934.

The films in this cycle represent one of the most liberated and innovative moments in the history of American cinema.

25 November - 17 December 2016
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

All films are screened in the original version with French subtitles

 
The Struggle
Director: David W. Griffith
USA, 1931, 87 min

Screenplay: John Emerson, D.W. Griffith
Starring: Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Charles Richman, Helen Mack

 



Fri 25 November 2016 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 87 minutes

 
American Madness
Director: Frank Capra
USA, 1932, 75 min

Screenplay: Robert Riskin
Starring: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings



Sat 26 November 2016 - 16h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 75 minutes

 
Man's Castle
Director: Frank Borzage
USA, 1933, 75 min

Screenplay: Jo Swerling, based on the play by Lawrence Hazard
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell



Sat 26 November 2016 - 19h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 75 minutes

 
Wild Boys of the Road
Director: William Wellman
USA, 1933, 68 min

Screenplay: Earl Baldwin, Daniel Ahern
Starring: Frankie Darro, Edwin Phillips, Rochelle Hudson, Dorothy Coonan



Tue 6 December 2016 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 68 minutes

 
Fast Workers
Director: Tod Browning
USA, 1933, 66 min

Screenplay: Karl Brown, Ralph Wheelwright, Laurence Stallings
Starring: John Gilbert, Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke



Wed 7 December 2016 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 66 minutes

 
Our Daily Bread
Director: King Vidor
USA, 1934, 80 min

Screenplay: Elizabeth Hill
Starring: Tom Keene, Karen Morley, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards



Tue 13 December 2016 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 80 minutes

 
Dead End
Director: William Wyler
USA, 1937, 93 min

Screenplay: Lillian Hellman
Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie



Fri 16 December 2016 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 93 minutes

 
Nothing Sacred
Director: William Wellman
USA, 1937, 77 min

Screenplay: Ben Hecht, James Street
Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winniger, Walter Connolly



Sat 17 December 2016 - 16h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 77 minutes

 
The Grapes of Wrath
Director: John Ford
USA, 1939, 129 min

Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapwin



Sat 17 December 2016 - 19h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 129 minutes


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