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AMERICAN MASTERS: You Must Remember This
AMERICAN MASTERS
Aired:
09/23/2008
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The Warner Brothers Story

 


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AMERICAN MASTERS: "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story"

Episode One: You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet (1923-1935)

Aired Tuesday, September 23, at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

Episode One introduces the four brothers from Youngstown, Ohio (Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack L. Warner) who officially incorporated their new motion picture company on April 4, 1923. Rin Tin Tin may have put them on the map, but soon gave way to a unique hard-boiled, hard-times cinema ethos. Tough guys James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson dominated the new gangster genre, tough dame Barbara Stanwyck headlined racy melodramas and even the chorus kids in the dazzling musicals were one bad break away from the streets. Key interviews: Busby Berkeley, Edward G. Robinson, Alfred Hitchcock, and William Wellman Key films: The Jazz Singer, Public Enemy, 42nd Street, Baby Face, and Little Caesar