Cradle Will Rock
All together now... For he's a jolly good fellow..
A look at the staging of the (in)famous play ''The Cradle Will Rock'' back in the 1930s. America was going through one of their anti-communism purges, this time with the emphasis on keeping the reds out of the theatre. They were also still recovering from the Great Depression, and so most theatre was state-funded. The film explores the problems with the play, which had a distinctly left-wing theme, and the ground-breaking premiere, which was in a hired theatre with no props or costumes. Other aspects of life at the time are brought out in the subplots.
132 minutes, No persons under 13
Drama, Romance, On the Art Circuit
Where's it showing?
Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes
|Music||David Robbins, Marc Blitzstein|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Cradle Productions, Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures |
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||9|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||5|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||20|
|Cape TimesMolly Green||10|
|Cape TimesChristopher Rodriques||10|
|The StarDarryl Accone||20|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||16|
|SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow||16|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Tom Lyons||10|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||8|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Don Kaye||18|
|Total Film (UK)Matt Mueller||10|
|Film Review (UK)lórien Haynes||15|
|Average .. 65%||13|
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