Gabriel Over the White House (1933): La Cava’s Depression Comedy Starring Walter Huston

Gregory La Cava, one of the major directors during the Depression Era (Stage Door is his best-known film) directed Gabriel Over the White House, a bright and timely political satire.

Walter Huston (father of director John Huston and grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston) plays Judson Hammond, a political hack who is elected President of the US. After suffering a near-fatal car accident, he is inspired by the angel Gabriel to seize dictatorial powers in order to lead the nation out of its woes.

Running time: 86 minutes

Directed by Gregory La Cava

Written by Carey Wilson and Bertram Bloch

DVD:  April 28, 1993