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Jun 12, 2020

RKO, 1932: Selznick has come in as production chief and fired everyone but Pando S. Berman. We look at the result of this new regime in the form of two La Cava-helmed pictures. First, the white elephant, Symphony of Six Million, based on a short story by Fannie Hurst, shows us how RKO does the Lower East Side. Then, the termite, The Age of Consent, examines the sexual mores of American college life. Though it's probably not what you're thinking.

 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Symphony of Six Million (dir: Gregory La Cava)

0h 40m 12s:          The Age of Consent (dir: Gregory La Cava)

 

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