B picture
noun Date: circa 1937 B movie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • B-film — ▪ motion picture commercial grade also called  B movie,  or  B picture,        cheaply produced, formulaic film initially intended to serve as the second feature on a double bill. During the 1930s and 40s, a period often called the Golden Age of… …   Universalium

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