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The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) [Sep. 23rd, 2013|02:54 am]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
The Smiling Lieutenant, released by Paramount in 1931, is a fairly typical example of the Ernst Lubitsch musical. It’s a delightful frothy concoction, which is all it tries to be and all it needs to be.

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Sin Takes a Holiday (1930) [Jul. 27th, 2013|09:13 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
Sin Takes a Holiday belongs to that very peculiar genre, the pre-code romantic comedy. What’s peculiar about the movies of this genre is that they rely much more on being risque than on being actually funny. In that respect the Production Code did Hollywood a big favour by forcing writers to work harder to make their scripts funny rather than shocking.

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The Love Parade (1929) [Jul. 16th, 2013|07:47 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
While it's not very pre-code (apart from a cheerful acceptance of promiscuity) my review of the 1929 Ernst Lubitsch musical The Love Parade might be of interest to people here.
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recent pre-code viewing [Jul. 3rd, 2013|12:49 am]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
So has anyone here been watching any pre-code movies recently? And if you have watched any, what did you think of them?
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"THE THIN MAN" (1934) Photo Gallery [May. 4th, 2013|09:37 am]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

rpowell
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"THE THIN MAN" (1934) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "THE THIN MAN", the adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's 1934 novel. Directed by W.S. "Woody" Van Dyke, the movie starred William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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The 1933 Pre-Code Festival [May. 1st, 2013|04:09 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
Pre-code film festival in New York - 1933: Hollywood’s Naughtiest, Bawdiest Year
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review [Apr. 14th, 2013|09:57 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

rpowell
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "RED-HEADED WOMAN", the 1932 adaptation of Katherine Brush's 1931 movie. Adapted by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway, the movie starred Jean Harlow and Chester Morris.
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Party Husband (1931) [Mar. 30th, 2013|05:26 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
Party Husband is a 1931 First National Pictures comedy/melodrama about modern marriage.

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Party Husband

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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Photo Gallery [Mar. 14th, 2013|06:48 pm]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

rpowell
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "RED-HEADED WOMAN", the 1932 adaptation of Katherine Brush's 1931 novel. Directed by Jack Conway and adapted by Anita Loos, the movie starred Jean Harlow and Chester Morris.
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I’ve Got Your Number (1934) [Mar. 1st, 2013|10:06 am]
Pre-Code Films (1929 - 1934)

dfordoom
I don’t think it’s possible for a pre-code movie to be much more lightweight than I’ve Got Your Number, but it’s still not without its charms.

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Ive Got Your Number

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