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Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Murders in the Zoo is a 1933 Paramount horror film that is neither supernatural horror nor an Old Dark House movie. In fact you could argue that it’s closer in feel to some of the delightfully lurid tropical melodramas of that era like Kongo and White Woman.

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"THE THIN MAN" (1934) Review

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"THE THIN MAN" (1934) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "THE THIN MAN", the 1934 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel, released during the same year. Directed by W.S. "Woody" Van Dyke, the movie starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles.
Joan Blondell

White Woman (1933)

The pre-code era gave birth to a whole sub-genre of outrageous lust in the jungle melodramas in tropical settings. Kongo (1932) may have been the most outrageous of them all but when it comes to pure unadulterated sleaze Paramount’s 1933 offering White Woman is hard to beat.

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