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Reconstructing American Historical CinemaFrom Cimarron to Citizen Kane$
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J.E. Smyth

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124063

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.001.0001

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Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

(p.140) (p.141) 5 Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939
Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

J.E. Smyth

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of films are William Wyler's Jezebel and Victor Fleming's Gone with the Wind which was based on Margaret Mitchell's award-winning novel of the same title. This chapter discusses the treatment of American history in these films.

Keywords:   historical films, U.S., American Civil War, Reconstruction, Jezebel, William Wyler, Gone with the Wind, Victor Fleming, Margaret Mitchell, southern women

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