ABSTRACT MGM's attempt to film The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, Franz Werfel's 1933 best-selling novel about the Turkish genocide of Armenians during World War I, nearly touched off a major international incident and alerted Hollywood to the dangers of dealing with foreign subjects in the ideologically charged era of the Great Depression.
GLOBAL HOLLYWOOD VERSUS NATIONAL PRIDE: The Battle to Film The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
DAVID WELKY is an assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas specializing in twentieth-century mass culture, particularly film, mass media, and sports. He is currently working on books about Depression-era culture and Hollywood on the eve of World War II.
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DAVID WELKY; GLOBAL HOLLYWOOD VERSUS NATIONAL PRIDE: The Battle to Film The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Film Quarterly 1 March 2006; 59 (3): 35–43. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.59.3.35
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