American Madness Overview:

American Madness (1932) was a Drama Film directed by Allan Dwan and Roy William Neill and produced by Frank Capra and Harry Cohn.

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American Madness (1932) and The Capra-Riskin Connection

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 25, 2021 From 4 Star Films

The entire premise is set around National Bank in New York City during The Depression. If it’s not enough explanation already, at least we have some hint of where we might be headed. American Madness is an obvious relic of the saucier years of Capra and Riskin before the production codes set i... Read full article


American Madness (1932)

on Jul 14, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Transitioning from Shirley Temple to Frank Capra makes sense as both presented highly optimistic views of America. Where Temple was the dimpled angel families could only dream of birthing during the harsh brutality of the Depression and WWII, Frank Capra was created populist tales of American persev... Read full article


The Polly Walters Film Festival: "Young Bride" and "American Madness"

By David on Feb 1, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Polly Walters and Joan Blondell in "Bleaches" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, Polly Walters (1913-1994) was certainly one of them. Although she appeared in small roles in only a handful of movies between 1931-32, Walters made an impression with her blonde hair, deadp... Read full article


The Polly Walters Film Festival: "Young Bride" and "American Madness"

By David on Feb 1, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Polly Walters and Joan Blondell in "Bleaches" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, Polly Walters (1913-1994) was certainly one of them. Although she appeared in small roles in only a handful of movies between 1931-32, Walters made an impression with her blonde hair, deadp... Read full article


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Walter Huston (on loan from MGM) worked 4 weeks and 6 days on this production. Louis B. Mayer exercised a provision in his 1931 contract extending it for his participation in this film.
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