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This Day and Age [DVD] [1933]

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    This Day and Age
    Cecil B. DeMille's This Day and Age was perhaps the most Draconian entry in Hollywood's early-1930s "vigilante" film cycle. Richard Cromwell heads a group of civic-minded teenagers in a small midwestern town. When a lovable old tailor (Harry Green) is murdered by a notorious gangster (Charles Bickford), Cromwell and his pals demand justice. But the local government is terrified by the influential gangster; in fact, many of the city fathers are on the take. Enraged, the kids take matters in their own hands. In the near-fascist climax, a mob of teenagers kidnap Bickford, spirit him away to the city dump, and suspend him over a pit of rats until he confesses to the murder! This Day and Age was the sort of Depression-engendered film of desperation that all but vanished once Franklin Roosevelt was elected. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charles Bickford
      Charles Bickford - Garrett
    • Judith Allen
      Judith Allen - Gay Merrick
    • Richard Cromwell
      Richard Cromwell - Steve Smith
    • Image coming soon
      Eddie Nugent - Don Merrick
    • Ben Alexander
      Ben Alexander - Morry Dover



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