Ralph Robert Young Phyl Margaret Perry Mr. Thomas Lewis Stone Mrs. Thomas Laura Hope Crews Duff David Newell Myra Myrna Loy Released by MGM | Directed by Charles Brabin Run time: 75 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film “Not dressed yet?” “Well, just barely!” “As the artist explained it Read more…
Love Me Tonight (1932) Review, with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Ruggles, Charles Butterworth, and Myrna Loy
Maurice Maurice Chevalier Princess Jeanette Jeanette MacDonald Viscount Gilbert de Varèze Charles Ruggles Count de Savignac Charles Butterworth Countess Valentine Myrna Loy Duke d’Artelines C. Aubrey Smith Released by Paramount | Directed By Rouben Mamoulian Proof That It’s Pre-Code Oh, jeez. There’re so many double entendres in the movie that Read more…
- When you watch Pre-Code films, it’s sometimes hard to realize just how disenfranchised women were during this time period. That’s because movies in that era went out of their way to give us strong female roles who did things like run a car company, function as a doctor, or, in this film’s case, be the lead editor on a magazine. And, the best part is, in this one our heroine not punished for being devoted to her job, and she’s damned good at it.
- Of course, the heroine’s husband is a louse who engages in extramarital sex, but that’ll happen.
- Big old goof Andy Devine claims that there hasn’t been any marriage in his family for three generations. Wait, didn’t he claim that back in Doctor Bull too?
The Particulars of the Picture
Proof That It’s Pre-Code Well, you know, there’s a scene where Joan Blondell is having a conversation with her coworkers about how bored she is in her job… and she slowly strips throughout her diatribe. I guess that’s one way to introduce the character… Our main character, a nurse, accidentally Read more…
Review: Legendary lovers Lombard and Gable in their one and only on screen collaboration. From Danny