A review of the movies that many historians consider to be the greatest year in film: 1939.

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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)

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Documentary · 1h 9m · 7/2/2009

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A review of the movies that many historians consider to be the greatest year in film: 1939.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), New Wave Entertainment
Cast
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Kenneth Branagh

Narrator (voice)
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Leonard Maltin

Himself - Film Critic and Historian
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Thomas Schatz

Himself - Author of 'The Genius of the System'
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F.X. Feeney

Himself - Film Critic and Historian
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Scott Eyman

Himself - Author of 'Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer'
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Jeanine Basinger

Herself - Author of 'The Star Machine'
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Aubrey Solomon

Himself - Author of 'The Films of Twentieth Century-Fox'
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Molly Haskell

Herself - Author of 'Frankly, My Dear'
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George Cukor

Himself (archive footage)
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Rudy Behlmer

Himself - Author of 'Inside Warner Bros.'
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Francis Lederer

Himself (archive footage)
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A.C. Lyles

Himself
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Joseph McBride

Himself - Author of 'Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success'
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Frank Capra

Himself (archive footage)
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Howard Hawks

Himself (archive footage)
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Richard B. Jewell

Himself - Author of 'The RKO Story' (as Dr. Richard Jewell)
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Himself (archive footage)
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Maureen O'Hara

Herself (archive footage)
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Claire Trevor

Herself (archive footage)
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Daniel Selznick

Himself
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Ann Rutherford

Herself (archive footage)
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Fred Astaire

(archive footage)
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Humphrey Bogart

(archive footage)
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Charles Boyer

(archive footage)
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James Cagney

(archive footage)
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Joan Crawford

(archive footage)
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Bette Davis

(archive footage)
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Olivia de Havilland

(archive footage)
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Walt Disney

Himself (archive footage)
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Robert Donat

(archive footage)
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Irene Dunne

(archive footage)
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Errol Flynn

(archive footage)
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John Ford

Himself (archive footage)
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Clark Gable

(archive footage)
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Greta Garbo

(archive footage)
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Judy Garland

(archive footage)
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Greer Garson

(archive footage)
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Cary Grant

Himself (archive footage)
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Bob Hope

Himself (archive footage)
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Charles Laughton

(archive footage)
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Vivien Leigh

(archive footage)
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Myrna Loy

(archive footage)
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Louis B. Mayer

Himself (archive footage)
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Hattie McDaniel

Herself (archive footage)
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Thomas Mitchell

Himself (archive footage)
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Edward G. Robinson

(archive footage)
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Ginger Rogers

(archive footage)
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Mickey Rooney

(archive footage)
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
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David O. Selznick

Himself (archive footage)
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George Stevens

Himself (archive footage)
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James Stewart

(archive footage)
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Spencer Tracy

(archive footage)
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Lana Turner

(archive footage)
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Jack L. Warner

Himself (archive footage)
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John Wayne

Himself (archive footage)
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Darryl F. Zanuck

Himself (archive footage)
Crew
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Constantine Nasr

Director
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Gary Leva

Writer
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Constantine Nasr

Writer
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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

(DVD, Digibook)

6/9/2015

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