He flew with world War I’s Lafayette Escadrille. Go where the excitement is with Hollywood’s “Wild Bill. ”. Wellman flexes depression-era social-conscience muscle in Disc 3, using Heroes for Sale starring Richard Barthelmess to focus on the plight of war veterans and championing the wandering youths turned into Wild Boys of the Road.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 3 - Stepping out of the shadows for disc 2 are ruth chatterton as brothel madam Frisco Jenny and Loretta Young as a desperate moll in the dazzlingly stylistic Midnight Mary made at Metro but very much in the Warner mode. Disc 1 of this William A.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 2Warner Archive Collection - Disc 2 delivers platinum-haired bette davis in Three on a Match’s searing tale of adultery and Ruth Chatterton as a tycoon who buys herself boy toys in Female. You can’t do that said the film industry’s Production Code. Crime that pays. But in the pre-code era, hollywood could – and did – with lots of classic style.
On disc 1 of this set of five pre-code sizzlers, norma Shearer is The Divorcée – her Best Actress Oscar®-winning* role – who believes sexual freedom is for women too. And on disc 3, barbara stanwyck defies sinister Clark Gable to protect an endangered child in Night Nurse. Glorified vice. And she’s also a free soul who falls for gangster Clark Gable and is defended in a murder trial by Best Actor Academy Award® winner* Lionel Barrymore.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 2 - Illicit sex.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 1Warner Archive Collection - Saucy jean harlow shrewdly vamps unwitting exeuctives to get what she wants in Red-Headed Woman 1932; Disc 1, scripted by Anita Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. In the early 1930s, including nudity, adultery and prostitution, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness, featured in this restored and remastered three-movie collection.
This collection boasts both the original Theatrical Release and a Prerelease Version, rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress, before censors of the day demanded the elimination of several scenes. James whale frankenstein directs waterloo Bridge 1931; Disc 1, starring Mae Clarke in the gritty first film version of the acclaimed wartime romance.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 1 - Added to the national film registry in 2005, baby Face 1933; Disc 2 stars Barbara Stanwyck as an amoral beauty who sleeps her way to the top.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 4Warner Archive - William powell, kay francis and david manners prove that sophistication and sexiness once walked hand in hand – ably abetted and abedded! by the likes of Joan Blondell, Loretta Young and George Brent. An enticing trio of suave silver screen seducers lies at the heart of this fourth collection of pre-Code sensations whose subject matter would soon be forbidden by the infamous Production Code.
From the simply frank to the jaw-droppingly shocking, this forbidden foursome promises nights of delight. Powell headlines in jewel robbery and lawyer man, while his jewel costar Francis works late with David Manners in Man Wanted all three directed by cinema maestro William Dieterle, who in turn teaches innocent Loretta Young just why They Call It Sin.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 4 - This collection includes: jewel robbery 1932, man wanted 1932, Lawyer Man 1932, They Call It Sin 1932 Factory sealed DVD.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 7Warner Archive - Pre-code hollywood had them all, with most sins going unpunished. Loose women. Adulterous husbands. Unscrupulous heels. The hatchet man 1932: a tong executioner Robinson allows his wife Young to run off with a gangster only to learn she’s been sold into prostitution. Unfaithful wives. Factory sealed DVD. Ex-lady 1933: an artist davis who doesn’t believe in marriage reluctantly weds her lover Gene Raymond only to discover he’s seeing another woman.
Starring Edward G. Skyscraper souls 1932: a financier william stops at nothing to gain control of a 100-story office building and a "naïve" Maureen O’Sullivan. Robinson, loretta young and quintessential screen scoundrel Warren William in two of his best, Bette Davis, Forbidden Hollywood: Volume Seven shines the spotlight on four of the era’s most scandalous sizzlers.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 7 - . Employees’ entrance 1933: A tyrannical department store manager William chases after profits and Loretta Young. Factory sealed DVD.
Pre-Code Hollywood Collection The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell / Hot Saturday / Torch Singer / Murder at the Vanities / Search for Beauty Universal Backlot SeriesUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment 1106092 - Torch singer after giving up her illegitimate child for adoption, a notorious nightclub singer Claudette Colbert attempts to find her daughter through a children’s radio show. Murder at the vanities while sexy musical revue “The Vanities” captivates an audience on its opening night, a murder investigation takes place backstage.
Hot saturday scandal erupts after a young woman Nancy Carroll innocently spends the night with a notorious playboy Cary Grant and neglects to tell her fiancé Randolph Scott. For the first time ever, universal opens its vaults to bring you 6 classic films from the most decadent era in motion picture history: Pre-Code Hollywood.
. The cheat a compulsive gambler tallulah Bankhead will do anything to pay off her debt - including turning to a wealthy businessman behind her husband’s back. Search for beauty olympic swimming champions Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino are tricked into endorsing a racy magazine - and much worse. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder, or sex.
Pre-Code Hollywood Collection The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell / Hot Saturday / Torch Singer / Murder at the Vanities / Search for Beauty Universal Backlot Series - During the “pre-code” period 1929 to mid-1934, censorship barely existed in Hollywood and filmmakers had free reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. Merrily we go to hell an abusive alcoholic Fredric March reunites with a woman from his past and drives his wife Sylvia Sidney to drastic measures.
Factory sealed DVD. Starring screen legends cary grant, tallulah bankhead, Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, and Sylvia Sidney, Randolph Scott, the Pre-Code Hollywood Collection forever captures one of the most unique periods in cinema history.
Forbidden Hollywood Volume 9Warner Archive Collection - Factory sealed DVD. Richard dix stars as one cool convict working the road crew for a corrupt warden in Rowland Brown’s Hell’s Highway. Factory sealed DVD. Return with us now to those naughty days of yesteryear in this ninth volume of forbidden Hollywood, containing a quartet of pre-Code wonders plus a special post-Code bonus film! Joan Blondell stars as a free-wheeling chorus girl who hooks up with the ultimate hick Eric Linden in Mervyn LeRoy’s Big City Blues with a young Humphrey Bogart!
Myrna loy stars as a writer with extramarital designs in Harry Beaumont’s When Ladies Meet. Bette davis utters the immortal “i’d love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair” to Richard Barthelmess in Michael Curtiz’s The Cabin in the Cotton. Finally, pre-code favorites pat o’brien and ann dvorak spice up the proceedings in the tale of a Second Avenue auctioneer O’Brien who gets played by a society grifter Claire Dodd in Robert Florey’s I Sell Anything.
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Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 6Warner Archive - Factory sealed DVD. Massacre 1934: a college-educated Sioux Barthelmess wreaks vengeance upon the white officials who abused his family and cheated his people. Downstairs 1932: a philandering chauffeur Gilbert creates havoc in an upper-class household. Mandalay 1934: a russian refugee Francis seeks revenge upon the ex-lover Ricardo Cortez who sold her into lavery.
Factory sealed DVD. Starring the pre-code era’s biggest stars, myrna loy, richard Barthelmess, including John Gilbert, Kay Francis and Ann Dvorak, these four rarely seen gems are a provocative reflection of American mores in a not-so-innocent time. Audacious, alcoholism, forbidden hollywood: Volume Six turns the spotlight on adultery, prostitution and racism, controversial and shockingly frank, issues the Production Code would soon ban from the screen.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 6 - . The wet parade 1932: demon whiskey brings ruin to two families in this all-star adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s impassioned novel. Factory sealed DVD.
Forbidden Hollywood V10Warner Archive Collection - Factory sealed DVD. Remember to knock five times, as the Cinema Speakeasy is open again with a quintet of controversial pre-Code classics. Next warren william is crowned the pre-Code King with his breakout performance in James Flood & Elliott Nugent’s The Mouthpiece. Factory sealed DVD. Van dyke’s guilty Hands, costarring Kay Francis.
Warren william follows with howard bretherton & William Keighley’s acclaimed biopic The Match King, with Glenda Farrell on hand to deliver the glam. Factory sealed DVD. Finally, “babyface” barbara stanwyck sizzles as a spouse torn between love Otto Kruger and country in Archie Mayo’s Ever in My Heart, with Ralph Bellamy as “the other guy” naturally!
Forbidden Hollywood V10 - Then edward sutherland spills the secrets of the french Police as a Sûreté inspector Frank Morgan and a thief John Warburton scour the underworld for a waif Gwili Andre, who may be the Princess Anastasia. Lionel barrymore stars as a DA who commits the perfect crime in W. S.
Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era 1930-1934 Turner Classic Movies: When Sin Ruled the MoviesRunning Press Adult - This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters.
You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years. The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, Call Her Savage, including Red-Headed Woman, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see paul muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks.
Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era 1930-1934 Turner Classic Movies: When Sin Ruled the Movies - More than 200 newly restored and some never-before-published photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Norma Shearer, James Cagney, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, and Mae West. Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.
Forbidden hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 8Warner Archive Collection B00P2S249U - Hungers and thirsts that would shortly become taboo for a generation and more were on ample display in movie palaces across the country, free-loving dilettantes to hard-drinking newshounds and hard-gambling dogtrackers, from amoral and amorous working class anti-heroes and high-living, no kink or bit of lingerie was not worthy of a wink or a peek.
Norma shearer finishes shredding her good girl image in Strangers May Kiss as a desperate lady on a love trek across the continent. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. Robinson stars in an altogether different sort of dog movie, as a gambling addict torn between good girl Genevieve Tobin and glamour girl Glenda Farrell who bets it all on one special pooch.
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 8 - Factory sealed DVD. Back in the days before “the code” forced Hollywood to walk away from its wild side, the silver screen enticed escape-craving Depression Era audiences with salacious slices of life. Factory sealed DVD. In hi, nellie paul muni takes a rare turn at comedy as newspaperman demoted to the lovelorn column, finding comfort in a glass.
Finally, dark Hazard stars Edward G. Blonde crazy sees james cagney and Joan Blondell melting the screen as a bellhop and chambermaid out to con criminals while enjoying each other.