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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)

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Himself - Film Critic and Historian
Thomas Schatz ...
Himself - Author of 'The Genius of the System'
F.X. Feeney ...
Himself - Film Critic and Historian
Scott Eyman ...
Himself - Author of 'Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer'
Jeanine Basinger ...
Herself - Author of 'The Star Machine'
Aubrey Solomon ...
Himself - Author of 'The Films of Twentieth Century-Fox'
Molly Haskell ...
Herself - Author of 'Frankly, My Dear'
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Himself - Author of 'Inside Warner Bros.'
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself
Joseph McBride ...
Himself - Author of 'Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success'
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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2 July 2009 (USA)  »

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1939: El gran año de Hollywood  »

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Available on the Gone with the Wind (1939) Ultimate Collector's Edition and Scarlet Edition Blu-Ray releases, as well as the Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD. See more »

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Features The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Just what you'd expect from Turner.
21 September 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This documentary focuses on the great films from 1939--a year that is considered by many to represent the pinnacle of American film making. The production is narrated by Kenneth Branagh and is filled with interviews and tons of film clips. As for the clips, since most of the great films of this year were from MGM, Turner Entertainment (who made the documentary) had easy access to the footage. Among the great films discussed were: "Ninotchka", "Goodbye Mr. Chips", "Gone With the Wind", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", "The Wizard of Oz", "The Women", "The Roaring Twenties", "Dodge City", "Old Maid", "Dark Victory", "Confessions of a Nazi Spy", "Beau Geste", "Midnight", "Union Pacific", "Gunga Din", "Stagecoach", "Only Angels Have Wings", "Of Mice and Men". Is the film any good? Yup--with exactly the quality and entertainment we've come to expect from Turner.


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