Film historians invariably agree that the year 1939 was the peak year of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Dozens of films were released that year which went on to become the classics we watch today.

Gone With the Wind, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Only Angels Have Wings are just five of those dozens. And those 5 films have one common denominator.

Do you know what it is?

Only one was in color. Only one was a Western. Two were historical dramas. Two had “breakthrough” performances. Two were released by lowly Columbia Pictures. Three were nominated for Best Picture of the year.

But only one thing links all five.

Do you know what that link is? (Answer in Friday’s bog. ┬áStay tuned.)




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