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Three on a Match (1932) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Raymond Griffith, Darryl F. Zanuck and Samuel Bischoff.

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Three on a Match (1932): The Epitome of Hollywood Pre-Code

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 2, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Pre-Code era of Hollywood is a legitimate marvel because in a span of only a few solitary years was a period of filmmaking bursting at the seams with vice, corruption, and licentiousness that we would never see again until the late 1960s. One could say that each of these elements was merely an e... Read full article


Pre-Code Perfection: Three on a Match (1932)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 8, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Pre-Code Perfection: Three on a Match (1932) On January 8, 2019January 8, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Three on a Match (dir. Mervyn LeRoy, 1932) might just be my favorite movie from what is possibly my favorite year in cinema, 1932. A Pre-Code masterpiece that stays ... Read full article


Pre-Code Corner: Oh, No You Don?t ? Or Yes, You Do? Three on a Match and Kidnapping

By Kim Luperi on Feb 3, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Oh, No You Don?t ? Or Yes, You Do?: Three on a Match and Kidnapping Three on a Match (1932) doesn?t play around. The notorious pre-Code jam packs scenes featuring drunkenness, dope, illicit sex, gangsters, and suicide all within a cool 63 minutes. No sweat for the Studio Relations Committee (SRC) to... Read full article


Tr?s... Ainda ? Bom / Three on a Match (1932)

By L? on Apr 2, 2016 From Critica Retro

Tr?s... Ainda ? Bom / Three on a Match (1932) ESTE ARTIGO CONT?M SPOILERS. Durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial, havia a supersti??o que dizia que, se tr?s pessoas acendessem seus cigarros no mesmo f?sforo, uma delas morreria em pouco tempo. Uma justificativa era que um f?sforo aceso durante ... Read full article


Pre-Code Crazy: Three on a Match (1932)

By shadowsandsatin on Oct 7, 2015 From Shadows and Satin

My Pre-Code Crazy selection for October, Three on a Match?(1932), holds a special place in my heart. It?s one of the first pre-Codes I ever saw. Its cast offers an embarrassment of riches: ?Bette Davis, Joan Blondell, Warren William, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Dvorak, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Edward Ar... Read full article


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Ruth Wescott: It must be a grand feeling to get everything you want.


Junior (Kirkwood boy): Please don't hurt my mommy!
Harve: I'll bear that in mind.


Harve: For one thing he expects a check to lay there when he puts it down. Yeah, and mine bounces hard.
Michael Loftus: Did it?
Harve: Did it bounce? You drop a golf ball from the top of the Chrysler Buildin'. Will it bounce? Come on!


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The set of Vivian's ocean liner cabin was used the following year in _Baby Face_.
Director Mervyn LeRoy disliked the acting job Bette Davis did in this film. She, in turn, hated his directing and called him a "hack," feeling that her talent was being wasted playing supporting roles. This rift came back to haunt LeRoy when Davis's star began to ascend.
Scenes of frenzy caused by the enactment of Prohibition were originally used in The Public Enemy.
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