The Woman’s Film 1933-1948

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 2018
Thursdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Doug Cooper
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

An emotionally stirring “woman's film” could bring a tear to the eye and a throb to the heart. Strong suffering female protagonists who surmounted their problems with sacrifice and bravery were portrayed by some of the finest actresses of the day who reigned supreme in Hollywood's 1930s and ‘40s. We’ll watch six of the best films of this era and discuss their stories and their treatment of women.

Course Outline with list of films

Doug Cooper ( has taught college English courses in the United States and overseas as well as many courses at College for Seniors since 2003. A number of these were literature courses. Others were film courses on English and American authors, film genres, foreign film directors and various topics.