Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century-Fox – 1938: SUEZ & IN OLD CHICAGO

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In this 20th Century-Fox 1938 episode we look at two Tyrone Power-starring historical disaster spectacles, Suez (directed by Allan Dwan), about the construction of the Suez Canal and various sorts of post-Napoleonic idealism, and In Old Chicago (directed by Henry King), a heavily fictionalized account of how Mrs. O'Leary's cow started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Dave and Elise respectively take up the films' causes, while agreeing that they each make a hash of history.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: SUEZ [dir. Allan Dwan]

0h 28m 39s: IN OLD CHICAGO [dir. Henry King]

  • Studio Film Capsules provided The Films of 20th Century Fox by Tony Thomas and Aubrey Solomon
  • Additional studio information from: The Hollywood Story by Joel W. Finler

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* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s

* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)

* Read Elise’s latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating.

* Check out Dave’s new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project!

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