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Midnight Mary (1933)

  • Directed by William Wellman, story written by Anita Loos (screenplay by Kathryn Scola & Gene Markey), and gowns by Adrian.

Pre Code Confidential #11: THE MALTESE FALCON (Warner Brothers 1931)

Everybody knows the 1941 Humphrey Bogart/John Huston classic THE MALTESE FALCON, but only true film fanatics watch the original 1931 version. Since I fall squarely into that category, I recently viewed the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s seminal private eye yarn. 705 more words

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I Love Melvin (1953)

I Love Melvin reunites Singin’ in the Rain stars Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds; in fact, this film began shooting about a month after… 4,115 more words


Private Lives (1931)

  • Based on a play by Noël Coward.
  • Directed by…Sidney Franklin! (He was also the director of THE GOOD EARTH, the last movie I watched! What a charming coincidence.)
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Destry Rides Again (1939)

Directed by George Marshall
Written by Felix Jackson & Gertrude Purcell & Henry Myers

1939 is one of those famous years for cinema. A year where there are a handful of films that could have easily won Best Picture in a different year, or could easily make their way onto a Top 100 films of all-time list.  681 more words


"EVELYN PRENTICE" (1934) Review

“EVELYN PRENTICE” (1934) Review

“EVELYN PRENTICE” marked the third collaboration between William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1934. MGM Studios first had the pair co-star with Clark Gable in the hit crime melodrama, “MANHATTAN MELODRAMA”. 942 more words