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Stand Up and Cheer happy ending

by Critical Commons Manager

Many Depression-era films employed happy endings to lift the spirits of audience members and suggest that the hard times would soon be over.  But perhaps no film from the period offered a more fanciful conclusion than this Fox musical featuring Warner Baxter and Shirley Temple just before she became a huge star.  Its announcement that “the Depression is over” was, of course, premature.

Stand Up and Cheer ending

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A Depression-era film prematurely announces the return of economic prosperity

from Stand Up and Cheer (1934)
Creator: Hamilton MacFadden
Posted by Critical Commons Manager