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Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Dorothy Arzner .

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EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS BLOGATHON: Dorothy Arzner and Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

on Mar 27, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Fritzi of Movies Silently is hosting the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon sponsored by the Flicker Alley release Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology. The blogathon is running from March 27th to 29th and you can click HERE for the contributions. Meet Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney... Read full article


EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS BLOGATHON: Dorothy Arzner and Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

By Caftan Woman on Mar 27, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Fritzi of Movies Silently is hosting the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon sponsored by the Flicker Alley release Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology. The blogathon is running from March 27th to 29th and you can click HERE for the contributions. Meet Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney... Read full article


Flawed Gents of Pre-Code: Fredric March in Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

By shadowsandsatin on Jan 15, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

From their expressions, I suspect that Jerry and Joan know what’s ahead. The films released during Hollywood?s pre-Code era undeniably have their fair share of admirable, upstanding fellas. There?s Warren William?s long-suffering hubby in Three on a Match (1932). Leslie Howard as the sensitive... Read full article


Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

By Angela on Nov 22, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

Jerry Corbett (Fredric March) is a journalist, aspiring playwright, and known around Chicago for his love of alcohol.? Heiress Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney) doesn’t drink, but when they meet, but there is still a connection between them.? They start seeing each other and Joan repeatedly invite... Read full article


Pre-Code: Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) with Sylvia Sidney.

By Dawn Sample on Jun 8, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Merrily We Go to Hell(1932). Pre-Code. Cast: Fredric March, Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant. Directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film's title is an example of the titles that were common in the Pre-Code era. Many newspapers refused to publicize the film because of its racy title. A heavy drinking Chicago ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jerry Corbett: [Drunkenly] At the moment we're looking for a baritone.
Fred - Bartender: [Taking offense] I don't allow them in the place!
Jerry Corbett: [In unison with Buck and Claire] You don't?
[They leave]


Joan Prentice: I see you believe in signs.
Jerry Corbett: [Drunkenly] Mmmm, and all the signs point to three stars.
[THe camera pans in to a bottle of Henessey brandy]


Jerry Corbett: First she gave me ginger bread and then she gave me cake; and then she gave me creme de menthe for meeting her at the gate.


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An early example of product placement uses a close-up of a bottle of Henessey Brandy as a punch line.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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