<i>The Roaring Twenties.</i> 1939. USA. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
  • The Roaring Twenties

    1939. USA. Raoul Walsh. 104 min.

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Roaring Twenties

    1939. USA. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cinematography by Ernie (Ernest) Haller. With James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn. In many ways, this was the culmination of the Warner Brothers gangster cycle (Little, Caesar, Public Enemy, Scarface, etc.). Much has been made by critics of F. W. Murnau’s influence on the style of John Ford and Frank Borzage, who were watching Sunrise being filmed at Fox in 1927, but Raoul Walsh was there, too. Intermittently (and sometimes sophomorically), Walsh applied these lessons of light and shadow to various genres, but never more so than in his crime films. 104 min.

In the Film exhibition The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 2: Europe and America

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