Of Human Bondage (1934)

 Proof That It’s Pre-Code

Geez, I hope this is work safe.
  • Leslie Howard plays an untalented artist who proudly holds onto his collection of paintings of nude women that he’s done. Does it look kinda pathetic? Yes. Exactly.
  • Bette Davis, in what is considered her star making turn, plays Mildred, a waitress who carries on affairs with at least one married man and has his love child. She also descends into a life of prostitution, and we all know how much fun that is.
  • A baby dies, and Leslie Howard’s reaction is precisely, “I’m very glad!” (more…)