Gabriel Over The White House

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Inauguration Day Special! (coinciding exactly with the Inauguration of Donald Trump)

A dictator in the White House? In this astonishing 1933 film made at MGM at the height of the Depression, an everyday Joe is elected President, then suffers a concussion, is visited by an angel (hence the title) and is thus transformed into a one man ruler of the country, dissolving Congress, killing foreign-born gangsters and making other countries pay us what they owe us. GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE, amazingly, seems to think the U.S. needs a dictator. Does this have anything to do with Donald Trump’s election and inauguration 84 years later? Hmmmmm. Unrated. 86 Min.