tions, and evasive political and social formulas of previous decades. On the other hand, however, a number of these films managed to contain a deeper sense of uneasiness and urgency, and a greater sense of the imperfections of American society, than in the past. Of course, the fifties ended with Eisenhower in the White House and Doris Day starring in Pillow Talk ( 1958), but inherent in all that manufactured calm and good cheer was a sense of disquiet, perhaps even of time running out on a period of stability and consensus.
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Publication information: Book title: American Film and Society since 1945. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Leonard Quart - Author, Albert Auster - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1991. Page number: 69.
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