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Man's Castle  /  Young America

Man's Castle  (1933)
August 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Man's Castle  (1933)

Spencer Tracy gives a memorable performance as a resourceful, charismatic hobo who rescues and charms Loretta Young’s young homeless woman.  Taking up residence together in his Hooverville shack, his carefree ways mask a sheer terror of commitment. A romance and an unflinching social drama, Man’s Castle conveys a typically poetic spirit in its proposition that true love conquers all.

Production: Columbia Pictures Corp.  A Frank Borzage Production.  Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp.  Producer: Frank Borzage.  Director: Frank Borzage.  Based on the play Man's Castle by Lawrence Hazard.  Screenwriter: Jo Swerling.  Cinematographer: Joseph August.  Editor: Viola Lawrence.  Music: Franke Harling.  With:  Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell, Walter Connolly.  35mm, b/w, 65 min.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by 20th Century Fox, in cooperation with 20th Century Fox.

Young America  (1932)

A break in director Frank Borzage’s string of lovers struggling against the world, Young America turns on the bonds of brotherhood formed between two schoolboys living on the edge of society and the law.  Borzage invests their friendship with chaste ardor and a moving sincerity that makes up for the film’s more didactic pronouncements in defense of progressive-minded juvenile courts.

Production: Fox Film Corp.  Distribution: Fox Film Corp.  Producer: Frank Borzage.  Director: Frank Borzage.  Based on the play by John Frederick Ballard.  Screenwriter: William Conselman.  Cinematographer: George Schneiderman.  Art Director: Duncan Cramer.  Editor: Margaret V. Clancey.  With: Spencer Tracy, Doris Kenyon, Tommy Conlon, Ralph Bellamy.  35mm, b/w, 71 min.