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Joan Blondell & Etta Moten – Remember My Forgotten Man

An evening pause: From the movie Gold Diggers of 1933. At least then there was an effort to remember the forgotten man. Today, it is considered racist to mention it.

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  • Allan

    A powerful performance. The whole movie is worth watching for entertainment and a peek into the almost fantastical show biz world of the time, The great depression. This song at the end of the movie is a surprisingly sober epilogue. Off key only in how it departs from the plot to make a socio-political statement.

  • I would have thought it more likely to be considered sexist to mention it. It still has meaning today considering how veterans are treated.

  • wayne

    Bonus Army: July 16, 1932
    MacArthur & Eisenhower command US military attack on demonstrating War Veterans

  • wayne

    forgot to mention one Major Patton, leading the tanks.

  • Allan

    I finally watched this version posted here. Oh no, it’s incomplete. The 6:36 version which will pop up right after this one is the full performance and song, including choreography of soldiers in a rainy war zone.

  • wayne

    thanks, here we go….
    The 6:36 version.

  • byll

    Although a big star in the 30’s Joan Blondell is mostly forgotten today. She made a number of gangster movies with Cagney, Esdward G. Robinson and George Raft. She played the kindly aunt in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

  • Allan

    Thank you, Wayne.

  • wayne

    yes, big time star in the 1930’s!

    Joan Blondell & Bette Davis (clip)
    “Three On A Match” (1932)

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