In this episode we're doing a retrospective on the western genre, which combines 3 older episodes of Classic Movie Musts, in order to explore an evolution within the genre. This retrospective looks back at our episodes on Stagecoach (1939), The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), and The Wild Bunch (1969).
Retrospective explanation: 1:26
Stagecoach Opening: 2:40
Stagecoach Feature Presentation: 6:57
Stagecoach Buzz from the Backlot: 17:07
The Ox-Bow Incident Opening: 21:18
The Ox-Bow Incident Feature Presentation: 28:04
The Ox-Bow Incident Buzz from the Backlot: 42:08
The Wild Bunch Opening: 45:00
The Wild Bunch Feature Presentation: 51:31
The Wild Bunch Buzz from the Backlot: 58:40
Ending Credits: 1:04:45
The Scarlet Empress (1934) w/ special guest Mark A. Viera
In this episode we welcome Mark A. Viera, author of Forbidden Hollywood: When Sin Ruled The Movies, to discuss The Scarlet Empress (1934), directed by Joseph von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, a pre-code masterpiece that pushed the boundaries of sexual acceptability in Hollywood films.
Opening Credits: 1:59
Feature Presentation: 3:35
Ending Credits: 52:21
Marie Antoinette (1938)
In this episode, we finalize our look at the films of 1938 with a spectacular period drama that was one of the riskiest films of the year: Marie Antoinette (1938), starring Norma Shearer.
Opening Credits: 2:08
Feature Presentation: 6:32
1938 Conclusion: 29:52
Ending Credits: 34:32
Boys Town (1938)
In this episode we discuss our third film of 1938 and the Motion Pictures Greatest Year campaign meant to restore faith in Hollywood films with Boys Town (1938), starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney.
Opening Credits: 2:05
Feature Presentation: 6:18
Ending Credits: 27:35
Four Daughters (1938)
In this episode we continue our look at the films of 1938 and the Motion Pictures Greatest Year campaign that hoped to save Hollywood. Here we have Michael Curtiz's Four Daughters (1938), starring Claude Rains, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page, Jeffrey Lynn, and John Garfield.
Opening Credits: 2:02
Feature Presentation: 5:31
Ending Credits: 28:07