This week, a man loves a woman whose brother loves his daughter while his wife is chatting with their architect who is also in love with a woman and… why is everyone drooling over that skyscraper?
The sixth (and, for now, final) issue of The Pre-Code Companion is now available at Amazon. It runs 77 pages and costs $2.99, with all profits being donated to the ASPCA. This issue’s contributors are: Jewel Robbery by Kim Luperi Kay Francis by Molly Bugamelli Lawyer Man by Jake Woehlke William Powell by Read more…
Dan William Powell Joan Kay Francis Betty Aline MacMahon Skippy Frank McHugh Steve Burke Warren Hymer The Doctor Frederick Burton Released by Warner Bros. | Directed by Tay Garnett Run time: 67 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film A woman sleeps with the guy to steal the bullets out Read more…
Paramount on Parade (1930) Review, with Maurice Chevalier, Ruth Chatterton, Jack Oakie, Clara Bow, William Powell, and many more
Jack Oakie Leon Erroll Skeets Gallagher Buddy Rogers Lilian Roth Warner Oland Eugene Pallette William Powell Clive Brooks Harry Green Maurice Chevalier Evelyn Brent Nino Martini Jean Arthur Phillips Holmes Zelma O’Neal Ruth Chatterton Fredric March Stuart Erwin Mitzi Green Helen Kane Nancy Carroll Mary Brian Gary Cooper Fay Wray Read more…
Hap Brown Hal Skelly Gardoni William Powell Marie Fay Wray Released by Paramount Pictures | Directed by Robert Milton Proof That It’s Pre-Code A married man cheats on his wife. But, hey, he’s Italian and super smooth. Behind the Makeup: Cloying Around “I seem to lack something. Something that appeals 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
You will forgot this movie before you finish the review. I know I did.
A delay on the podcast this week, but instead we’ve got a spine tingler and a black comedy rolled into one, with Lionel Barrymore and Kay Francis! Yes, again, I like Kay Francis, shut up. From Danny