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Mar 12, 2021

For our Fox 1935 episode of The Studios Year by Year, we look at two films about forming idyllic communities within a nightmare society: Henry King's One More Spring, Fox's version of a Depression movie (based on a novel by Portrait of Jennie author Robert Nathan); and John Ford's Steamboat Round the Bend, another Will Rogers satire of Southern mores. Plus Dave reports on the reaction in Southern newspapers to Ford's previous film with Rogers, Judge Priest, and some evidence about Black audience reception of the Rogers/Stepin Fetchit comic pairing in Atlanta. 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:      One More Spring [dir. Henry King]          `                      

0h 37m 21s:      Steamboat Round the Bend [dir. John Ford]      

1h 21m 00s:      Brief Reports on Audience Reception – Judge Priest {1934)       


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