What Price Hollywood? (1932) Review, with Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, and Neil Hamilton

Mary Evans Constance Bennett Max Carey Lowell Sherman Lonny Borden Neil Hamilton Released by RKO/Pathe | Directed by George Cukor Run time: 88 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film “You want me to call Nick over?” “Sure. Tell him about that 17-year-old girl you put in pictures.” The tipsy Read more…

Imitation of Life (1934) Review, with Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, and Warren William

Beatrice Pullman Claudette Colbert Delilah Johnson Louise Beavers Stephen Archer Warren William Peola Johnson Fredi Washington Jessie Pullman Rochelle Hudson Elmer Smith Ned Sparks Released by Universal Pictures | Directed by John M. Stahl Proof That It’s Pre-Code-ish The relationship between two women, one black and one white, and their Read more…

Strange Love of Molly Louvain pre-code hollywood Ann Dvorak Lee Tracy

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) Review, with Ann Dvorak and Lee Tracy

Molly Louvain Ann Dvorak Scotty Cornell Lee Tracy Nicky Grant Leslie Fenton Jimmy Hook Richard Cromwell Captain Slade Charles Middleton Pops Guy Kibbee Released by Warner Brothers/First National | Directed By Michael Curtiz Proof That It’s Pre-Code Molly Louvain gets pregnant out of wedlock and has a child. Molly Louvain Read more…

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