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We’ll Always Have the MoviesAmerican Cinema during World War II$
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Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123868

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.001.0001

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Home-Front Anxieties

Home-Front Anxieties

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(p.247) 7 Home-Front Anxieties
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We’ll Always Have the Movies
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Robert L. McLaughlin

Sally E. Parry

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0008

This chapter examines Hollywood war films about the U.S. home front, particularly those that defied conventions and presented a version of American life at odds with the official depiction promulgated by most films. These so-called B movies were low-budget, quickly made, and usually action-oriented. They are usually designed to film the second half of a double bill by the major studios. Examples of these films include The Doughgirls, Standing Room Only, and Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Keywords:   war films, home front, U.S., B movies, The Doughgirls, Standing Room Only, Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

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