Evenings for Sale (1932) Review, with Herbert Marshall and Mary Boland

Count Franz von Degenthal Herbert Marshall Jenny Kent Mary Boland Lela Fischer Sari Maritza Released by Paramount Directed by Stuart Walker Run time: 66 minutes Proof That It’s a Pre-Code Film “He ought to attract all the unsatisfied ladies of Vienna. Of Europe!” “Don’t forget America. America is full of Read more…

The Old Dark House (1932) Review, with Boris Karloff

MorganBoris Karloff PenderelMelvyn Douglas Sir PorterhouseCharles Laughton Margaret WavertonGloria Stuart Gladys AKA “Perkins”Lilian Bond Horace FemmErnest Thesiger Released by Universal PicturesDirected by James WhaleRuntime: 72 minutes Proof That It’s Pre-Code People die, murders were committed, whatever, let’s get the hell out of here. The Old Dark House: Bumps in the Read more…

Madame Du Barry (1934) Review, with Dolores Del Rio

Madame Du BarryDolores del Rio King Louis XVReginald Owen Armand d’AiguillonVictor Jory Directed by: William DieterleReleased by: Warner Bros.Run time: 79 minutes Proof That It’s (Almost) Pre-Code “Madam, what are you trying to do to France?”“Oh, just what it’s doing to me.” We’re introduced to Du Barry (del Rio) in Read more…

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