Gangster and Detective Films of the 30s

The following films are all available at the Media Center in Clemons.

Choose a film from the list posted on my office door. Your task is to create a small site for the film. The site should include pertinent information about the film, director, studio, actors, date of release, plus a brief description -- no more than 250 words.

This description is the real challenge here: it should give a sense of the plot of the film as well as of its cultural significance, the ways in which it reflects contemporary issues or values. The description should also give you one or more "hooks," points at which you can link one or two short film clips to illustrate the point you're making.

Angels With Dirty Faces 1938

G-Men 1935

The Glass Key 1935

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932

Little Caesar 1930

The Maltese Falcon 1941

Paradise in Harlem 1939

The Petrified Forest 1936

Public Enemy 1931

The Roaring Twenties 1939

Scarface 1932

The Thin Man 1934

You Only Live Once 1937