Hell;s Angels (1930) Original soundtrack?

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  1. Thomas T

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    I just watched the Hell's Angels DVD, a beautifully pristine print.

    However, I was taken aback by the use of two curse words during one of the dogfight scenes. Now, I know 1930 was pre-Hays code but I was still surprised to hear "Goddammit!" and "Sonofabitch" yelled out especially after the big controversy of Clark Gable simply saying "damn" in 1939's Gone With The Wind. Just to be sure I wasn't imagining things I went back and clicked on the English subtitles and sure enough, I heard right.

    So what I'm asking is does anyone know if this track was the original 1930 track or a later track recreated for contemporary audiences, say the 70s or 80s? I know Hell's Angels was originally designed as a silent film so these words could have easily been layered onto the soundtrack.
     
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    It was a pre-code film, many films of that era had mild swearing.
     
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    That's correct.






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