Archive for category: by Leland A. Poague

Ruggles of Red Gap: The Social Mythos of Leo McCarey

5 April, 2011 (07:28) | by Leland A. Poague, Essays | By: Movietone News contributor

[Originally published in Movietone News 55, September 1977] It is important in any extended discussion of Leo McCarey’s cinema to emphasize the significance of context in determining the specific value of certain motifs. In Duck Soup we are little inclined to condemn Rufus T. Firefly when he machine-guns his own troops; this disinclination is a […]