WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD (William A. Wellman, 1933)

Hollywood took advantage of the absence of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.—the U.S. would recognize the Soviet Union the following year—by not bothering to credit the more substantial film that inspired its Wild Boys of the Road: Nikolai Ekk’s The Road to Life (Putyovka v Zhizn, 1931). Ekk’s film proceeds from a […]