This Day and Age (1933)

08/25/1933 (US) DramaCrime 1h 26m
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DeMille returns to the high school milieu of The Godless Girl when that institution was still so fresh on the mass culture landscape that any examination of it felt ultra-contemporary and important. Temporarily empowered with law-enforcement authority in a Boys Week gambit, the valedictorians of North High School embark on a vigilante crusade to rid the city of the gangsterism that the adults and their due process niceties can’t quash. Though nominally one of DeMille’s modern stories, the boys’ solutions have a decidedly Old Testament flavor, not least extracting information from one hood by dangling him over a pit of live rats. Simultaneously awestruck by fascist methodology and solidly anti-bigotry (the boys’ crusade is set in motion by the murder of a Jewish tailor), This Day and Age is civic-minded in a one-of-a-kind way. (Kyle Westphal)

  1. Cecil B. DeMille

    Director

  2. Bartlett Cormack

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles Bickford

    Charles Bickford

    Louis Garrett

  2. Richard Cromwell

    Richard Cromwell

    Steve Smith

  3. Judith Allen

    Judith Allen

    Gay Merrick

  4. Bradley Page

    Bradley Page

    Toledo

  5. Harry Green

    Harry Green

    Herman

  6. Ben Alexander

    Ben Alexander

    Morry Dover

  7. Edward Nugent

    Edward Nugent

    Don Merrick

  8. Lester Arnold

    Sam Weber

  9. Charles Middleton

    Charles Middleton

    District Attorney

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This Day and Age

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Original Language English

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