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Gabriel Over the White House (1933) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Gregory La Cava and produced by Walter Wanger and William Randolph Hearst.

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Gabriel Over the White House (1933): Franchot and Politics

By Franchot Tone Fan on Oct 7, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

For this week's entry into my Franchot and Politics series, I'm looking at one of Franchot Tone's earliest films, Gabriel Over the White House. Directed by Gregory La Cava and produced by Walter Wanger, the political pre-code stars Walter Huston, Franchot Tone, and Karen Morley. Gabriel Over the Wh... Read full article


Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

By smumcountry on May 24, 2015 From Smum County

May 24, 2015 by smumcounty The 30?s are my go to decade for classic films. I watch more films from that decade than any other. Don?t ask me why. That?s just how I?m wired. As such I?ve come to know something of the history of that period, particularly The Great Depression. Nothing to be surprised at... Read full article


Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

By smumcountry on May 24, 2015 From Smum County

May 24, 2015 by smumcounty The 30?s are my go to decade for classic films. I watch more films from that decade than any other. Don?t ask me why. That?s just how I?m wired. As such I?ve come to know something of the history of that period, particularly The Great Depression. Nothing to be surprised at... Read full article


Gabriel Over The White House (1933)

By Franchot Tone Fan on Apr 22, 2015 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

Image from Amazon.com Franchot Tone plays Hartley Beekman, secretary to President Hammond (Walter Huston) in the early political drama, Gabriel Over The White House. Directed by Gregory LaCava, the plot of Gabriel revolves around a president who lacks a take-charge attitude and is perfectly satisfi... Read full article


Neglected Post Theatre: "Gabriel Over the White House," or The Fascist and the Furious

By David on Apr 29, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

It's time for another edition of "Neglected Post Theatre," where we take an older post that deserves more attention and re-showcase it. This time around, it's "Gabriel Over the White House," or the Fascist and the Furious.... Read full article


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Hon. Judson Hammond - The President of the United States: The American people have risen before and they will rise again. Gentlemen, remember, our party promises a return to prosperity.


Pendola 'Pendie' Molloy: [to Beekman about the President] He's doing the things you wanted. The way he thinks is so simple and honest. It sounds a little crazy. If he's mad, it's a divine madness. Look at the chaos and catastrophe the sane men of this world have brought about!


Pendola 'Pendie' Molloy: I'm not a very religious person, Beek, but does it seem too fanciful to believe that God might've sent the angel Gabriel to do for Judd Hammond what He did for Daniel?
Hartley 'Beek' Beekman - Secretary to the President: Gabriel? I thought he was the messenger of Wrath.
Pendola 'Pendie' Molloy: Not always. To some he was the Angel of Revelations. A messenger sent from God to men.
Hartley 'Beek' Beekman - Secretary to the President: Huh... Gabriel over the White House.


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Facts about

A scene for the movie depicting bullets fired at the President's car was deleted following the attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The protest march of the "army of the unemployed" in the story was no doubt a reference to the protest march of the "Bonus Army" in 1932, where veterans of WWI marched on Congress to demand payment of promised bonuses. They were attacked with tanks and tear gas by the U.S. Army led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur on orders of President Herbert Hoover. William Randolph Hearst, who railed against that action in his newpapers, saw to it that the President in this film helped the people. Meanwhile, Louis B. Mayer, a staunch Republican, delayed the movie until Hoover was out of office.
The onscreen credit for the author of the novel was "Anonymous," but Thomas Frederick Tweed is listed in the movie's copyright entry.
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