Mae Clarke Good Bad Girl 1931 Pre-Code Hollywood Marie Prevost

The Good Bad Girl (1931) Review, with Mae Clarke, James Hall, and Marie Prevost

Marcia Cameron Mae Clarke Bob Henderson James Hall Trixie Barnes Marie Prevost Released by Columbia | Directed By Roy William Neill Proof That It’s Pre-Code “You cheap, common…” Women living with criminals outside of wedlock. Rich people are assholes. The Good Bad Girl: And The Ugly “That’s what I was. Read more…

Frankenstein 1930 pre-Code Boris Karloff Colin Clive Mae Clarke

Frankenstein (1931) Review, with Boris Karloff, Colin Clive and Mae Clarke

Dr. Henry Frankenstein Colin Clive Elizabeth Mae Clarke The Monster Boris Karloff Released by Universal Pictures | Directed By James Whale Proof That It’s Pre-Code A man directly likens himself to God. (Accidental) cold-blooded child murder. Frankenstein: The Sins of the Father “Dangerous? Poor, old Waldman. Have you never wanted Read more…

Book Review – “Featured Player: An Oral Autobiography of Mae Clarke” with James Curtis

As I’ve been reading more biographies as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate how not just the way that the writing style affects the portrayal of the subjects, but how the attitude that the author brings to the proceedings is paramount as well. For example, Christina Rice’s unbridled enthusiasm Read more…

The Front Page (1931) Review, with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O’Brien

Hildy Johnson Pat O’Brien Walter Burns Adolphe Menjou Peggy Grant Mary Brian Bensinger Edward Everett Horton Earl Williams George E. Stone Molly Mae Clarke Released by United Artists | Directed By Lewis Milestone Proof That It’s Pre-Code Digging through his desk, Bensinger finds a discarded woman’s slip. Plenty of dark Read more…

Fast Workers 1933 John Gilbert Robert Armstrong Mae Clarke pre-code

Fast Workers (1933) Review, with John Gilbert, Robert Armstrong, and Mae Clarke

Gunner John Gilbert Bucker Robert Armstrong Mary Mae Clarke Released by MGM | Directed By Todd Browning Proof That It’s Pre-Code Construction workers hanging out on the peaks of skyscrapers are really mostly concerned with peeping. Gunner (Gilbert) recognizes Mary (Clarke) by her rear end. Mary’s a conwoman who shakes Read more…

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