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Jackson’s Pre-Code Essentials #45: TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Today’s post is the latest addition in our series of Pre-Code Essentials. Here’s the updated list.

45. Twentieth Century (1934) 1,162 more words

February 14: Happy Birthday Simon Pegg and John Barrymore

Simon Pegg is celebrating his 47th today.  He began working in British television, as both a writer and an actor, in the mid-nineties.  In 1999, he and actress Juliet Hynes created a sitcom called… 1,245 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Year 1882


France: Germaine Dulac (Germaine Saisset-Schneider)


Franz Hofer

Karl Valentin

Italy: Gilberto Rossi in Livorno.

Poland: Samuel Goldwyn (Goldfish) in Warszawa… 78 more words


Grand Hotel

Not to be confused with the much more recent Grand Budapest Hotel or Hotel Transylvania, this 1933 classic similarly enjoys an all-star cast. It follows an assortment of characters staying in the Grand Hotel, the most luxurious hotel in Berlin. 304 more words


[Last Film I Watched] Twentieth Century (1934)

Title: Twentieth Century
Year: 1934
Country: USA
Language: English, German
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Howard Hawks
Ben Hecht
Charles MacArthur
based on the eponymous play of Charles Bruce Millholand… 432 more words

Film Review

Sherlock Holmes (1922)

So here is my first foray into feature length silent pictures! And actually Sherlock Holmes wasn’t a bad place to start because it was known as one of the ‘talkiest’ silents due to the sheer amount of verbose title cards. 513 more words

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