|William Powell represents the depression-era man in My Man Godfrey,|
a film that showcased the struggle of masculinity through the dark age
and, finally, his triumph: mind over matter, always with comedy.
|George Brent manhandles Barbara Stanwyck's "tramp"|
in The Purchase Price.
|Edward G. Robinson as "Little Caesar."|
|Clark Gable's "Babe Stewart" checks|
something out at the library- Carole
Lombard- representing a healthy,
male, sexual appetite and the
norm of objectification.
|Man's man Bogie roughs up the effeminate Peter Lorre,|
and puts the "bitch" in his place in The Maltese
|Captain America, Gary Cooper, in The Pride|
of the Yankees, the morale boosting war-
time film that promoted wholesome
values through the great national
pastime of baseball.
To Be Continued in the Final Chapter-- Method to the Modern