REVEAL SHOT

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Warner Bros. Gangster films of the 1930s: the Reveal Shot series Parts I-V

PUBLICEN31-maintitleSince Reveal Shot launched in January, some of the most popular posts have been from the series on the Warner Bros. gangster films of the 1930s.

Here are all five installments in the series, in order. Future posts will offer analyses of additional films in the genre that weren’t explored in detail during the series.

Part I: Gangster films of the 1930s and their many levels of fascination

Part II: Cagney, Robinson and the various guises of 1930s gangster thrillers

Part III: Warner Bros. calls for penal reform in “I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang

Part IV:  “Angels With Dirty Faces” helped Warner Bros. close out ’30s in style

Part V: “The Roaring Twenties”: Unforgettable action overshadows plot trouble in ’39 Warner Bros. saga

There was also a post, separate from the series, on Howard Hughes’ 1932 version of “Scarface.”

A call for gun control in the original “Scarface.”

– David B. Wilkerson

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