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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

HEROES FOR SALE

12:30

Sunday, September 24

Directed by William A. Wellman

12:30 screening introduced by David Thompson, author of Warner Bros: The Making of an American Studio

(1933) Richard Barthelmess’ trip to Calvary, from the trenches of WWI to the breadlines and railroad ties of 1933, encountering communism, drug addiction, Red Squads, police brutality and riots along the way. 35mm. Approx. 76 min.

Reviews

“Wellman conceives an atmosphere as bleak as any work about the Great Depression and its societal effects.” 
– Eric Monder, Film Journal

“One of the very few Depression films not to cop out.”
– William K. Everson