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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

Little Man, What Now?

Archival

Screening Information

May 10 - 3:30PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country United States
Year 1934
Running Time 98 MIN
Language English
Director Frank Borzage
Cast Margaret Sullavan,Douglass Montgomery,Alan Hale

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Description

Presented in 35mm. Directed by Frank Borzage (The Mortal Storm), Little Man, What Now? is based on the best-selling novel by Hans Fallada. “This film zeroes in on German society at a time when many criticized Hollywood for not being more anti-Nazi” (Steven Carr, author of Hollywood and Anti-Semitism). Though it never mentions the country by name, Little Man, What Now? is both an exception to and a reflection of Hollywood’s hesitation at the time to confront the frightening situation in Germany as it was unfolding. Produced at Universal Pictures, this is a touching love story about the struggles of a young couple (played by Margaret Sullavan and Douglass Montgomery) during the chaotic final days of the Weimar era and eve of the Third Reich, as the German economy is spiraling out of control.

Presentation Details

Guest James Freedman, Director of Carl Laemmle
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