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WARNER BROS CLASSICS OF THE 30S AND 40S

by Kenji
WARNER BROS CLASSICS OF THE 30S AND 40S by Kenji

i’d forgotten this list!

Some studios could be said to have had auteurist tendencies. Warner bros’ biggest stars were Cagney, Bogey and Bette Davis; they are associated in the 30s with gritty crime films and firmly rooted (even in their musicals, unlike RKO’s Astaire-Rogers confections) with the people in the depression. It seems they gradually evolved towards rather grander/more glamorous crime films and melodramas.

For a fuller history of the studio, see Ehsan Khoshbakht’s list Warner Bros.story