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The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 11, 2012

On the night they were to be married, American missionaries Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) and Dr. Bob Strike (Gavin Gordon) have to put their wedding on hold to rescue some children from an orphanage stuck in the middle of a war zone. In order to get through safely, Dr. Strike asks the feared Gene read more

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 10, 2012

In 1921, Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is an exceptionally gifted wax sculptor living in London.  He runs his own wax museum, but it isn’t particularly successful.  The public wants to see figures of people like Jack the Ripper, not Marie Antoinette, which he considers to be his masterpiece.  Even read more

The Common Law (1931) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 9, 2012

When Valerie West (Constance Bennett) grows tired of being Dick Carmedon’s (Lew Cody) kept woman, she decides to try to make it on her own, even though she has no skills and no work experience.  One thing she does have is good looks so she starts looking for modeling gigs.  When she goes to read more

The Cheat (1931)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 8, 2012

If there’s one thing Elsa Carlyle (Tallulah Bankhead) can’t resist, it’s gambling. One night, she finds herself $5,000  in the hole and doesn’t have the money to pay it so she makes one last bet for the night. She and the casino owner each draw a card and if she draws the hig read more

The Half Naked Truth (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 7, 2012

While working as the publicity man for a two-bit carnival, Jimmy Bates (Lee Tracy) decides that the best way to drum up some business is through a little good old fashioned speculation and controversy. When he announces that dancer Teresita(Lupe Velez) will name the man in town who fathered her and read more

The Barbarian (1933)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 6, 2012

Jamil (Ramon Novarro) lives in Cairo and makes a living out of being a driver for wealthy female American visitors and then scamming them for whatever he can get from them.  As soon as Diana Standing (Myrna Loy) gets off the train in Cairo, Jamil knows he’s found his next mark.  He immediately read more

Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 5, 2012

Bank president Baron Josef von Ullrich (Warren William), like so many men, very much appreciates a beautiful woman.  But there’s just one place he doesn’t want to see them — in his office.  He keeps his bank running like a well-oiled machine and he’s afraid having a beautifu read more

A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 4, 2012

During World War I, Lieutenant Frederic Henry (Gary Cooper) serves the Italian Army as an ambulance driver and in his free time, enjoys going out drinking with Major Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou).  When one of their nights on the town is interrupted by an air raid, Frederic takes shelter alongside nurse read more

Me and My Gal (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 3, 2012

When police officer Danny Dolan (Spencer Tracy) and his partner have to jump into the water to save a man, unfortunately they let gang leader Duke Castenega (George Walsh) get away in the process.  Duke is the ex-boyfriend of Kate Riley (Marion Burns), who works at the bank in town.  Kate is about read more

Merry Wives of Reno (1934)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 2, 2012

Frank and Madge Hammond (Donald Woods and Margaret Lindsay, respectively) have been married for one year and couldn’t be happier together.  However, all of that comes to an end on the day of their first anniversary.  Madge had made a special dinner that night, but then Frank has to go see Bunn read more

Letty Lynton (1932) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 1, 2012

Wealthy heiress Letty Lynton (Joan Crawford) has been busy living the high life in Uruguay.  She’s been carrying on a sordid affair with Emile Renaul (Nils Asther) for a while, but when she decides to give him up, she gets on the next boat home to New York. Letty’s tried leaving Emile be read more

Happy Halloween! (4)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween, everyone!  Did anyone else dress up as any classic film stars or movie characters? read more

What’s on TCM: November 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 29, 2012

Happy November!  Even though this isn’t one of my favorite months on TCM, it’s still a pretty busy month.  First of all, Constance Bennett is the Star of the Month, which I’m pretty happy to see.  Her movies will be shown every Tuesday night in November. If you’re a fan of read more

Coming in November… (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 26, 2012

That’s right, 30 Days of Pre-Codes is coming back for its third year!  So get ready for a November full of wild pre-code antics all month long here.  I had so much fun with it the past two years, I’m very excited to do it all over again! read more

The Devil-Doll (1936) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 23, 2012

After spending seventeen years in prison for being wrongfully accused of robbing a bank in Paris, Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) escapes along with Marcel (Henry B. Walthall), a scienist.  The two of them make their way to Marcel’s home where his wife Malita (Rafaela Ottiano) has been carrying read more

Tippi Hedren and The Birds at the Redford

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 2, 2012

Picture from the Redford’s Facebook page. In all the time that I’ve been going to classic film screenings, I have never seen a Hitchcock movie bring out a lame crowd.  Even if the movie plays midnight, people are always eager to see one of Hitch’s movies on the big screen.  So back read more

Paramount Centennial Blogathon Wrap-Up

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 1, 2012

I would just like to say a big thank you to all of you who participated in my Paramount Centennial Blogathon!  Over two days, there were seventeen excellent posts celebrating an amazing movie studio.  I truly enjoyed reading every single one of your posts.  Thank you all for taking the time to parti read more

Paramount Centennial Blogathon: Day 2

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 28, 2012

Thank you to all of you who contributed something to the first day of the blogathon!  Yesterday, there were eleven contributions and all of them are great reads! Andrew from The Stop Button starts off day two with a look at The Marx Brothers’ 1931 hit Monkey Business. Speaking of comedies, Sea read more

The Paramount Centennial Blogathon: Day 1

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 27, 2012

What do Mae West and Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager have in common?  Alexandra from The Best of Alexandra sees five similarities between these two ladies. Ernst Lubitsch’s style was often imitated, but rarely duplicated.  One director who came pretty darn close was Rouben Mamo read more

Paramount Centennial Blogathon: How it Works

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 26, 2012

The first day of the Paramount Centennial Blogathon is already just a day away!  Tomorrow at about 9:00 AM Eastern, I’ll have a post up for that day’s contributions.  All you have to do is comment on that post with a link to your article and I’ll update the post with links as they read more