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American Madness 1932

The Great American Picture of Today!
American Madness is a film from director Frank Capra from 1932. Set during the depression the film depicts a bank trustee involved in a robbery scandal.


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Walter Huston gave a great performance. Dickson's policies are a nice mix of Keynesian economics and Capra's faith in humanity. The scene where the rumor spreads was particularly well shot / effective, with rapid cuts between closeup faces of people on the phone in increasing hysteria.

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