Movie trailers available on Digital History for Progressive Era era

Broken Blossoms (1919)
Digital History ID 2217
A poetic Chinese man cares for an adolescent girl, abused by her father.
Length of this clip: 1:36.
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Easter Parade (1948)
Digital History ID 2133
After his dancing partner sets out on her own, a dancer vows he can pick any chorus girl and make her a star.
Length of this clip: 1:30.
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Funny Girl (1968)
Digital History ID 1701
The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Length of this clip: 1:59.
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Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Digital History ID 2250
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.
Length of this clip: 0:32.
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Houdini (1953)
Digital History ID 1719
A romanticized version of the life and times of the legendary escape artist , Harry Houdini.
Length of this clip: 2:14.
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Jim Thorpe: All-American (1951)
Digital History ID 1732
The life and career of the Native American athlete.
Length of this clip: 2:20.
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King's Row (1942)
Digital History ID 1628
Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass .
Length of this clip: King's Row is the story of five young people near the turn of the century in 1900 who live in an apparently ideal American small-town setting that reveals evil, sadism, cruelty, and depravity. The screenplay was based upon a novel by Henry Bellamann of the same name. The main characters are five childhood friends: a young doctor, a working class girl, a sheltered young woman, the daughter of a sadistic doctor, and a playboy. The playboy was played by Ronald Regan who would deliver an unforgettable scene of his realization that his legs have been amputated -- and his exclamation: "Where's the rest of me?" This would later become the title of 40th President Ronald Reagan's 1965 autobiography. The film's tagline was "The town they talk of in whispers." The Hays Code of 1934 required that much of the questionable, unfilmable content of the novel be modified - eliminating or seriously muting subjects such as illicit premarital sex, homosexuality, a sadistic and vengeful surgeon, and father-daughter incest leading to a murder-suicide. The wartime film was nominated for three Academy Awards but did not win..
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Last Emperor (1987)
Digital History ID 1982
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Length of this clip: 1:55.
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Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)
Digital History ID 1743
Playwright Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother.
Length of this clip: 0:31.
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Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Digital History ID 2268
The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family’s struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the turn of the twentieth century.
Length of this clip: 1:37.
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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Digital History ID 2182
At the turn of the twentieth century, a St. Louis family is thrown into upheaval by the prospect of moving to New York.
Length of this clip: 0:40.
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Miracle Worker (1962)
Digital History ID 1757
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.
Length of this clip: 1:17.
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Music Man (1962)
Digital History ID 1762
A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program.
Length of this clip: 0:51.
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Ragtime (1981)
Digital History ID 2041
Fact and fiction intertwin in this portrait of turn of the century America.
Length of this clip: 1:01.
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Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Digital History ID 2299
The story of Vernon and Irene Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I.
Length of this clip: 0:19.
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Titanic (1997)
Digital History ID 2101
Fictional romance between a rich girl and a poor boy who meet on the ill-gated voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic.
Length of this clip: 4:03.
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Wild Bunch (1969)
Digital History ID 1818
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.
Length of this clip: 2:53.
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Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Digital History ID 2310
A descendant of Zorro must protect the California-Yucatan Railroad from a gang of terrorists.
Length of this clip: 3:57.
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