Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Great Depression and Movies. The following are ten films set during that time frame that are good movies. Listed by year released.
It Happened One Night (1934)
{A big Oscar winner with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert}
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
{Henry Fonda has never been better than as Tom Joad}
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
{not as well known as it should be -- terrific movie}
Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
{Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are sensational as the outlaw lovers ... oh, yeah, there's this new guy named Gene Hackman who plays Clyde's older brother Buck}
The Sting (1973)
{Newman and Redford and a very cool con game}
Chinatown (1974)
{the millionaire played by John Huston would feel right at home with the Wall Street and Bank execs of today}
Hard Times (1975)
{Charles Bronson could act once upon a time ... he and James Coburn play well off each other}
Victoria/Victoria (1982)
{fun movie with Robert Preston stealing the show}
The Green Mile (1999)
{Stephen King, Tom Hanks, and a Southern prison during the Depression}
Seabiscuit (2003)
{a good story about the famed racehorse}