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Lillian Gish in "The Swan" (1930) - reviewed by George

I’ve seen Lillian Gish in several silent films, and of course in character roles in later films, but this was a chance to see her as a young woman in an early talkie. 389 more words


Pre Code Confidential #2: KONGO (MGM 1932)

Torture! Prostitution! Nymphomania! Drug Addiction! Ritual Sacrifice! What is this, some forgotten 70s Grindhouse flick? No, it’s KONGO, a 1932 release from prestigious MGM studios. This twisted little tale stars an over the top Walter Huston as ‘Legless’ Flint, a sadistic cripple who rules over a native tribe in deepest, darkest Africa with his “ju-ju” magic tricks. 421 more words


Pre-Code Blogathon: THE DIVORCEE (1930) - It doesn't mean a thing

“I’ve balanced our accounts.”

Simple.  Direct.  Refreshing.  In just a few words a woman lets her husband know she’s cheated on him, a few words that could define the pre-code era, its attitudes and mores, a few words spoken by THE DIVORCEE in a film directed by  1,713 more words

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Leo McKern, actor (1920-2002)
See Leo McKern in Ryan’s Daughter (1970) on March 18th at 1:45AM (ET)

Conrad Nagel, actor (1897-1970)
Mercedes McCambridge, actress (1916-2004) 18 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Dynamite (1929)

This post is a consequence of the last film review I did: that of the 1966 Dharmendra-Rajshree starrer, Mohabbat Zindagi Hai. A ‘marriage of convenience’ theme about an heiress who must marry in a hurry in order to inherit the wealth due to her—and chooses a man on death row as her husband, so that she can legally get her money, but is conveniently widowed. 2,796 more words

Dusted Off

Pre-Code Crazy: The Reckless Hour (1931)

Pre-Code crazy – that’s what I am!

And that’s why “Pre-Code Crazy” is the perfect name for my new venture with fellow blogger (and Dark Pages Senior Writer) Kristina, over at… 771 more words


The Photo Album

I love all pictures of anyone who was associated with Lucille. Weekly I am going to try to share my favorite pics!!

Here’s some to start off. 55 more words