Great escape, 1927

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  • By the mid-1920s, millions were already confirmed "moviegoers". Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love, courage, and how to dress, while the governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and entralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures.


  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
  • Originally shown in 1997 as part of the PBS series, People's centry.
  • Series title on container: People's century : ordinary people, extraordinary times.
  • VHS.
  • In English and various languages with English voicovers.
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