This Day and Age

This Day and Age (1933)

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)

Writing:
  • Bartlett Cormack
Directing:
  • Cecil B. DeMille
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  • Release Date: 1933-08-25
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 86

Charles Bickford

Louis Garrett

Billy Gilbert

Nightclub Manager

Edwin Maxwell

Mayor's Assistant

Charles Middleton

District Attorney

Richard Cromwell

Steve Smith

Judith Allen

Gay Merrick

Harry Green

Herman

Ben Alexander

Morry Dover

Edward Nugent

Don Merrick

George Barbier

Judge Maguire

Louise Carter

Grace Smith

John Carradine

Assistant Principal

Sidney Miller

Harold Miller
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