The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema 1929-1939

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Jeffrey Richards
I.B.Tauris, Jan 12, 2001 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
A group of film historians chart a map of 1930s British cinema. They reassess the films, stars, genres, and directors omitted from accounts of the decade, and they evaluate its forgotten and recently discovered films. The book includes assessments of the British shocker and the British musical, popular 1930s genres, and views of cinema and national identity.
 

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Contents

Cinemagoing Preferences in Britain in the 1930s
1
Julius Hagen and Twickenham Film Studios
37
MGM and the British Quota
57
Celluloid Shockers
75
Musical Films in a Musical Decade
99
The British Films
121
Tod Slaughter and the Cinema of Excess
139
Robert Stevenson
161
The British Films of Bernard Vorhaus
181
Berthold Viertel at GaumontBritish
201
Loose Ends Hidden Gems and the Moment
219
Notes
237
General Index
262
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Jeffrey Richards is Professor of Cultural History at Lancaster University. He is General Editor of the Cinema and Society series.

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