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Paid (1930) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Sam Wood.

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PAID (1930)

By Terry on May 22, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

The subversive world of pre-code Hollywood continues to delight.? Each studio had a formula and star that was put into dastardly situations, usually coming out on top or with a new moral fiber.? The pleasure comes from seeing how these? film makers were blatant with their language, actions, and? pre... Read full article


'Photoplay,' October 1929: The price paid for beauty

By carole_and_co on Jul 10, 2018 From Carole & Co.

The Carole Lombard of 1929, a recent alumna of the Mack Sennett slapstick academy, had begun graduate study in drama at Pathe. The cost of the courses: The "e" in her first name, as well as a few pounds to erase her formerly curvy self into a lithe lady on the verge of turning 21.It was worth it -- ... Read full article


The Purnell Pratt Film Festival: "Road to Paradise" and "Paid"

By David on Jul 3, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Purnell Pratt, Pickle Puss Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s films, Purnell Pratt (It sounds like dancing!) was certainly one of them. Pratt (1885-1941) began on Broadway around the turn of the century, and appeared in two George M. Cohan plays -- "Seven Keys to Baldpate" and "... Read full article


Paid (1930).

By Dawn Sample on May 2, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Paid(1930). Drama. Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, and Kent Douglass. Directed and produced by Sam Wood. The lead role was for Norma Shearer but she had to decline because of her pregnancy. Mary Turner, is only a young shop-girl, who is sentenced to a 3-year prison term for a crime she did n... Read full article


Paid (1930)

By Angela on Nov 26, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

When Mary Turner (Joan Crawford) is unjustly accused of stealing from her workplace, she’s sentenced to three years in jail.? But she isn’t about to go down without a fight and vows to make her boss Edward Gilder (Purnell Pratt) pay for what he’s done to her.? Mary spends her time ... Read full article


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Bayard Veiller's play, "Within the Law," opened in New York on 11 September 1912.
The lead role was commissioned for Norma Shearer but she had to withdraw owing to pregnancy.
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