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Good comrade,

Have seen both movies at least 10 times.  They are favorites of me and my
girlfriend of almost 34 years.  Know many of the lines by heart.

There is a film, "Cabin in the Cotton" with Bette Davis and Richard
Barthelmess (who was a silent big star whose transition to 'talkies' led to
some of the most unfortunate portrayals).

It is a class film as she is a planter's daughter socialite and he a
sharecropper.  They are at a gala and she invites him to lead "The
Peckerwood Polka".  Might be wrong about the word polka but dead on it
about the "peckerwood" part.  See IMDB info below last comment:

Do we ban this too on a 'class', not racial bias?  It's like being a
'little pregnant'.  When is enough enough.  This very slight difference
with you, good friend, is of no 'nevermind' to me, whatsoever.

With *Richard Barthelmess*, *Bette Davis*, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright.
... *Bette Davis and Richard Barthelmess* in The *Cabin in the Cotton*
(1932) Richard ... Played by the jazz band for the* "Peckerwood Wiggle" *dance
at Madge's party
Rating: 6.8/10 - ‎1,420 votes
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) - IMDb
With *Richard Barthelmess*, *Bette Davis*, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright.
... *Richard Barthelmess* in The *Cabin in the Cotton* (1932) *Bette Davis
and Richard* ... known as planters and the *poor cotton pickers, known as
tenants or '**peckerwoods'*.


On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 4:09 PM <wytheh...@cox.net> wrote:

> Most movies made before the 1960s, that come close to dealing with race or
> with having racial or racialized components or figures in them, are going
> to be suspect on these grounds. This is going to be a case-by-case search
> and decision-making process, and there will be many close calls, though all
> movies should have a copy at a central museum of film. I am for keeping
> "Casablanca" in regular use, as I deem its racist components too minor to
> cause such a good and classic film to disappear from public availability.
> But that sort of judgment must be applied to many films; some will be put
> away, most (I suspect) will survive. WH
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