Last Crash: Top Movies of 1929

Yesterday, as the financial markets tumbled, I started to wonder: how did America divert itself at the time of another big crash — in 1929? In large part, it went to the movies, and here are a few of the ones our grandparents enjoyed. The biggest surprise for me on the list was the “The Letter,” which I usually associate with Bette Davis, because of the 1940 version with her. But the story was also made in 1929, with Jeanne Eagels.

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