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Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931) One of the captivating traits found in a Pre-Code film is a dark tone, that often reflects a discernible note of danger. I suppose it’s a flair for the dramatics that draws many … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931) Things were a bit turned on its heels from the norm in 1931. The stock market crashed in October of 1929 creating the start of The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl was ramping up … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Outward Bound – High Class on the High Seas

Pre-Code Corner: Outward Bound: High Class on the High Seas “A helluva good picture about heaven!” a September 1930 Variety ad boisterously proclaimed of Outward Bound. Leave it to Warner Brothers to make a surpassingly ethereal, sophisticated picture… and then … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: 13 Reasons Why You Should Watch Thirteen Women Tonight

13 Reasons Why You Should Watch Thirteen Women Tonight No one would take a film seriously that centers on a so-called “half-caste” who uses the mystical power of suggestion and superstition to extract revenge years later upon former classmates for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Mae West

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Mae West, born on August 17, 1893! For May West’s birthday, I would like to offer something different than my usual celebration of life. For West’s birthday, I would like to offer the … Continue reading

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