What’s your favorite pre-World War II political film?

March 22, 2019 | Jacqueline Medina

Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

 

Although some describe Hollywood films as all glamour and fluff, the 1930s featured a wide array of remarkably hard-hitting films that took on a range of social and political issues.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite pre-World War II political film?

As for host Richard Peña, “Capra’s work is of course exemplary in this mode, but there are lots of other films from which to choose. If you’ve never seen Gregory La Cava’s Gabriel Over the White House, in which an American president played by Walter Huston has a vision and becomes a kind of fascist dictator, you really should.”

©2019 WNET All Rights Reserved.   825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019