City Streets (1931), with Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper

“Kid”Gary Cooper NanSylvia Sydney “The Big Fella”Paul Lukas Directed by Rouben MamoullianReleased by Paramount PicturesRuntime: 82 minutes Proof That It’s Pre-Code Concerns bootleggers and beer barons. City Streets: Wrong Ways “Good kid. You’ll never tell nobody nothing.” Rouben Mamoullian’s City Streets is a particularly stylish entry in the early-30s gangster Read more…

Man of the World (1931) Review, with William Powell and Carole Lombard

Michael William Powell Mary Carole Lombard Irene Wynne Gibson Released by Paramount Directed by Richard Wallace and Edward Goodman Run time: 71 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film Guy Kibbee’s portly oligarch is taken with the ‘funny little green drinks’ of Paris– absinthe. “He was playing ‘nature’s nobleman’ with Read more…

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