Carol Genevieve Tobin John Adolphe Menjou Charlotte Mary Astor Eric Edward Everett Horton Janet Patricia Ellis McTavish Hugh Herbert Released by Warner Brothers | Directed by William Keighley Proof That It’s Pre-Code Married man John spends his afternoons “playing polo” over at friend Charlotte’s house. Realizing she has to win Read more…
Love Me Tonight (1932) Review, with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Ruggles, Charles Butterworth, and Myrna Loy
Maurice Maurice Chevalier Princess Jeanette Jeanette MacDonald Viscount Gilbert de Varèze Charles Ruggles Count de Savignac Charles Butterworth Countess Valentine Myrna Loy Duke d’Artelines C. Aubrey Smith Released by Paramount | Directed By Rouben Mamoulian Proof That It’s Pre-Code Oh, jeez. There’re so many double entendres in the movie that Read more…
Alexander Stream … Warren William Hettie Stream … Mary Astor Lilly Linda … Ginger Rogers Oscar … Andy Devine Lou … J. Carrol Naish Moran … Sidney Toler Upperworld: Taking It From the Top I’ve watched a number of movies from 1934 now, but it still surprises me how completely 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
A sublime comedy of sex and subtle charms.