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Politics (1931) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Charles Reisner .

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The Great McGinty (1940): Preston Sturges & Politics

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 2, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“If it wasn’t for graft, you’d get a very low type of people in politics!” – William Demarest The Great McGinty feels like a film of many notable firsts. The two most prominent ones being Preston Sturges’s first time in the director’s chair, famously agreein... Read full article


CMBA 2020 FALL BLOGATHON, POLITICS ON FILM: What Every Woman Knows, 1934

on Oct 21, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Politics on Film is the topic for the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fall Blogathon running from October 20th to 23rd. Click HERE for the fascinating contributions to this timely blogathon. John Shand is a young man of great confidence and ambition. Shand has a lot of opinions and a talent ... Read full article


The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

By Guest Post on Nov 20, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on July 4, 1878 and began treading the boards at age eight ... Read full article


o/t: Dial B for Brexit: how Hitchcock would explain Britain?s current politics

By John Grant on Apr 19, 2017 From Noirish

Peter Bradshaw Wednesday 19 April 2017 15.10 BST The president of the European council, Donald Tusk, says that, what with the Brexit shock and Theresa May?s snap election, our political events have been directed by Alfred Hitchcock ? cheekily quoting the celebrated director?s maxim that a good film ... Read full article


Election Day is Here! Classic Films about American Politics…

By minooallen on Nov 8, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Election Day is Here! GET OUT AND VOTE! After a year and half stuck in a sea of seemingly non-stop political inundation, the day of reckoning has finally arrived: Election Day. Well, at least for our American readers anyway… And, while this election season has certainly been, well, interesting... Read full article


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Hattie Burns: [Referring to Peter] Oh, Ivy, kiss him. He can't suffer more than he has already.


Ivy Higgins: [Last lines at the commencement of Myrtle and Benny's marriage ceremony] And, you know, it isn't every young couple that can have the wedding ceremony performed by Her Honor, the Mayor.
[indicating Hattie]
Hattie Burns: No, and it isn't every young couple that can have as Matron of Honor, the Commissioner of Garbage.
[indicating Ivy]


Jim Curango: [Listening to the corrupt mayor speaking to a women's club on the radio] Hah! We're a cinch! Don't those old dames fall for color? That guy could bring tears to a glass eye!


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