1930s Movies

1930s Movies

1930s movies were the first decade where the majority of films produced were full-lengthed films. Due to the Great Depression, fantasy and horror films were a popular way for people to escape

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Many full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1930s. The 1930s were a decade of political turmoil and economic problems; the great depression had affected the entire world, and Europe was dealing with both the fallout of World War I and the economic hardships of the time, both of which resulted in the rise of fascist political movements. The uncertainty of the era resulted in widespread popularity of fantastical, escapist fare. Swashbuckling adventures and the safe scares of the Universal Horror films were highly successful during this period. The studio system was at its highest with studios having great control over a film's creative decision. This included the creation of the Hay's Code, which was the first large scale attempt at organized censorship of Hollywood films. This was also a decade in which many memorable stars made their careers and saw their earliest starring roles.

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