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Friday, January 29, 2016

Gloria Swanson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fifi D'Orsay ~ Pre-code




Tonight or Never (1931) Gloria Swanson, Boris Karloff

Tonight or Never is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Gloria Swanson,  Melvyn Douglas, Constancfe Cummings and featuring Boris Karloff.

The Hays Code strongly objected to the film and demanded a lot of cuts to be made.

The scene which the Code thought to be the most vulgar was the love scene between Nella and Jim. A staff member commented: 'This scene was one of the most offensive, if not the most offensive-in my recollection.”

 In 1931, it was allowed to be released, but the request of re-releases in 1935 and 1937 were rejected.



Night Nurse (‘931) Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck was at her best in PreCodes (though I think "Illicit" is a better film) and Joan Blondell packs a punch as her nurse friend. This film has a plot to kill children, a nymphomanical mother, drug references and Clark Gable mobbing up again as Nick, the chauffeur.




The Girl from Calgary (1932) Fifi D’Orsay

1932 American Pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Phil Whitman, and starring Fifi D'Orsay and Paul Kelly.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

My beloved Kitty Kat (2004 - January 22nd 2016)


Don't cry because she's over.
Smile because she happened.

I was blessed.



The Hatchet Man (1932) Edward G. Robinson & Loretta Young (Pre-code)




Warner Bros. Pre-Code film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Edward G. Robinson & Loretta Young.

Warner Bros. had purchased the David Belasco/Achmed Abdullah play The Honorable Mr. Wong about the Tong gang wars. Made during the few years before strict enforcement of the Production Code, The Hatchet Man has elements that would not be allowed later, such as adultery, narcotics and a somewhat graphic use of a flying hatchet.

Directed by William A. Wellman
Written by J. Grubb Alexander, Achmed Abdullah (play)
David Belasco (play)

Release dates, February 6, 1932
Running time: 74 min.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Young Again (1986) Lindsay Wagner, Robert Urich, Keanu Reeves 1st movie





Disney TV Movie - Walt Disney presents Young Again starring Lindsay Wagner, Keanu Reeves in one of his earliest roles as well as Robert Ulrich. 

A 40 year old bachelor doesn’t relish celebrating his 40th birthday on his own and he yearns for his childhood sweetheart.  An angel grants him his wish to be young again. However his childhood sweetheart hasn’t gone back in time and also has a 16 year old daughter.

He woos the daughter but pines for her mother.  He wishes for another miracle ...

A real good feel good movie.

Remade as 17 Again (2009)

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

42nd Street (1933) The Broadway Melody (1929) Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Bessie Love, Anita Page





42nd Street is a 1933 American Pre-Code musical film, directed by Lloyd Bacon. The choreography was staged by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics). The script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, with Whitney Bolton, who was not credited, from the 1932 novel of the same name by Bradford Ropes.

starring Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers

This backstage musical was very successful at the box office and is now considered a classic by many. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In 1998, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2006, it ranked 13th on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals.



The Broadway Melody of 1929 Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love

The Broadway Melody, also known as The Broadway Melody of 1929, is an American pre-Code musical film and the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was one of the first musicals to feature a Technicolor sequence, which sparked the trend of color being used in a flurry of musicals that would hit the screens in 1929–1930.

Today the Technicolor sequence is presumed lost and only a black and white copy survives in the complete film. The film was the first musical released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was Hollywood's first all-talking musical.

The Broadway Melody was written by Norman Houston and James Gleason from a story by Edmund Goulding, and directed by Harry Beaumont. Original music was written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, including the popular hit "You Were Meant For Me". The George M. Cohan classic "Give My Regards To Broadway" is used under the opening establishing shots of New York City, its film debut.

Bessie Love was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

(1928): Four Sons, Director, John Ford & Easy Virtue, Director, Alfred Hitchcock



Easy Virtue (1928) Director, Alfred Hitchcock

Easy Virtue is a 1928 British silent romance film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall and Ian Hunter.

The movie is loosely based on the 1924 play Easy Virtue by Noël Coward. It was made at the Islington Studios in London. The film's art direction is by Clifford Pember.

“'Virtue is its own reward' they say -- but 'easy virtue' is society's reward for a slandered reputation.”





Four Sons (1928) Director, John Ford

Four Sons is a 1928 silent drama film directed and produced by John Ford and written for the screen by Philip Klein from a story by I. A. R. Wylie first published in the Saturday Evening Post as "Grandmother Bernle Learns Her Letters" (1926).

It is one of only a handful of survivors out of the more than fifty silent films that Ford directed between 1917 and 1928.

It starred Margaret Mann, James Hall, and Charles Morton. The film is also notable for the presence of the young John Wayne in an un-credited role as an officer. Though "silent," it was released with a Movietone music and sound effects track.

A family is torn apart by the advent of World War I. It was remade in 1940 with the same title, starring Don Ameche and Eugenie Leontovich, and directed by Archie Mayo, although the war was updated to World War II.

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Pre-code gems! Barbara Stanwyck, Miriam Hopkins, Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Gary Cooper



Penthouse (1933) Myrna Loy, Warner Baxter (Pre-code)

Penthouse is a 1933 American Pre-Code crime film starring Warner Baxter as a lawyer and Myrna Loy, as a call girl who helps him with a murder case.

It was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on a novel by Arthur Somers Roche. The film was later remade as the more sanitized Society Lawyer in 1939, without the risqué pre-Code dialogue.


 


Baby Face (1933) Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent

Baby Face is a 1933 American Pre-Code dramatic film directed by Alfred E. Green;

The film starred Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent.

Based on a story by Darryl F. Zanuck (under the pseudonym Mark Canfield), this sexually-charged Pre-Code Hollywood film is about an attractive young woman who uses sex to advance her social and financial status.

Marketed with the salacious tag line, "She had it and made it pay",  the film's open discussion of sex made it one of the most notorious films of the Pre-Code Hollywood era and helped bring the era to a close. The New York Times quotes Mark A. Vieira, author of Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood as saying, "'Baby Face' was certainly one of the top 10 films that caused the Production Code to be enforced."




Design for Living (1933) Fredric March, Gary Cooper & Miriam Hopkins

Design for Living is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins.

Based on the 1932 play Design for Living by Noël Coward, with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, the film is about a woman who cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Criticism was mixed, with some critics praising the film, but many were ambivalent about its great departure from Coward's play. Coward said, "I'm told that there are three of my original lines left in the film—such original ones as 'Pass the mustard'."
The film was a box office success, ranking as one of the top ten highest grossing films of 1933. All three of the lead actors—March, Cooper, and Hopkins—received attention from this film as they were all at the peak of their careers.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pre-code “Design for Living” (1933) Fredric March, Gary Cooper & Miriam Hopkins



Design for Living is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins.

Based on the 1932 play Design for Living by Noël Coward, with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, the film is about a woman who cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Criticism was mixed, with some critics praising the film, but many were ambivalent about its great departure from Coward's play. Coward said, "I'm told that there are three of my original lines left in the film—such original ones as 'Pass the mustard'."
The film was a box office success, ranking as one of the top ten highest grossing films of 1933. All three of the lead actors—March, Cooper, and Hopkins—received attention from this film as they were all at the peak of their careers.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Elizabeth Taylor and Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra (1934 & 1963)













Claudette Colbert is Cleopatra (1934) Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt. It was written by Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence and Bartlett Cormack, and produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Claudette Colbert stars as Cleopatra, Warren William as Julius Caesar, and Henry Wilcoxon as Mark Antony.

Production
The shoot was a difficult one due to Colbert contracting appendicitis on the set of her previous film, Four Frightened People, leaving her only able to stand for a few minutes at a time. Heavy costumes complicated matters further.

Due to Colbert's fear of snakes, DeMille put off her death scene for as long as possible. At the time of shooting, he walked onto the set with a boa constrictor wrapped around his neck and handed Colbert a tiny garden snake.

In 1934, the Hays code had just taken effect, so DeMille got away with using more risque imagery than he would be able to in his later productions. He opens the film with an apparently naked, but strategically lit slave girl holding up an incense burner in each hand as the title appears on screen.

The film is also memorable for the sumptuous art deco look of its sets (by Hans Dreier) and costumes (by Travis Banton), the atmospheric music composed and conducted by Rudolph George Kopp, and for DeMille's legendary set piece of Cleopatra's seduction of Antony, which takes place on Cleopatra's barge.

Reception
Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times called it "one of the director's most ambitious spectacles" and singled out Wilcoxon's performance as "excellent, especially in the more dramatic sequences."

Film Daily called it a "sumptuous historical drama" with a "strong cast" and "good entertainment values".

John Mosher of The New Yorker wrote that "Even as extravaganza it's moderate", and called the dialogue "the worst I have ever heard in the talkies."

Variety agreed that "Often the lines drew titters that are not being angled for", but maintained, "Photographically the picture is superb."

The film was one of Paramount's biggest hits of the year.

Elizabeth Taylor is Cleopatra (1963) Richard Burton, Rex Harrison

Cleopatra is a 1963 American epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and shot in the 70 mm Todd-AO format, with a screenplay adapted by Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall and Sidney Buchman from a book by Carlo Maria Franzero.

The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, and Martin Landau.

Cleopatra achieved notoriety during its production for its massive cost overruns and production troubles, which included changes in director and cast, a change of filming locale, sets that had to be constructed twice, lack of a firm shooting script, and personal scandal around its co-stars. It was the most expensive film ever made up to that point and almost bankrupted 20th Century-Fox.

It received mixed reviews from critics, although critics and audiences alike generally praised Taylor and Burton's performances. It was the highest grossing film of 1963, earning US$26 million ($57.7 million total; equivalent to $445.98 million in 2016), yet made a loss due to its production and marketing costs of $44 million (equivalent to $340.09 million in 2016), making it the only film ever to be the highest grossing film of the year yet to run at a loss.

Cleopatra later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture (which it lost to Tom Jones).

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Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (1963) 
Narrated by Robert Culp - 1 DVD

Feature-length documentary recounting the making of Cleopatra, which starred Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Twentieth Century Fox's 1963 epic film has been called the most expensive film of all time, the biggest-ever flop and the film that nearly bankrupted a Hollywood studio, while the scandal of the on-set romance between its two stars caused a media storm. Featuring rare footage, the film's original uncut trailer and interviews with those involved.

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