Secrets (1933) Review, with Mary Pickford and Leslie Howard

Mary MarloweMary Pickford John CarltonLeslie Howard SunshineNed Sparks Released by United ArtistsDirected by Frank BorzageRun time: 90 minutes Proof that It’s Pre-Code High infant mortality rate. Extramarital sex. Leslie Howard at one point gets doused in petticoats. Secrets: Love Through the Ages “I’m saving a man from drowning tonight.” With Read more…

The Lost Squadron (1932) Review, with Richard Dix, Mary Astor, and Erich Von Stroheim

Gibson Richard Dix Follette Mary Astor Von Furst Erich von Stroheim Red Joel McCrea Woody Robert Armstrong Fritz Hugh Herbert Released by RKO Directed by George Archainbaud Run time: 79 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film Our leads not only enjoy each other’s company, but they enjoy fighting in Read more…

One Night at Susie’s (1930) review, with Billie Dove and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Mary Martin Billie Dove Susie Helen Ware Dick Rollins  Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Released by Warner Bros./First National Directed by John Francis Dillon Run time: 62 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film Susie takes care of down-on-their-luck gangsters. When they come to her, she always proffers them her butler’s clothing. Read more…

The Right of Way (1931) Review, with Conrad Nagel and Loretta Young

Charley “Beauty” Steele Conrad Nagel Rosalie Loretta Young Billy William Janney Released by Warner Bros. | Directed by Frank Lloyd Run time: 68 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film The old amnesia/remarriage/”General Hospital” hogwash. People keep trying to kill Charley Steele and, frankly, it’s kind of a relief when Read more…

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