Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 PM PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD
Made between 1930, when the restrictive Production Code was adopted, and 1934, when it was in full effect, “pre-Code” films are beloved for their provocative content and risqué style. This six-part series introduces viewers to some of the most popular actresses of the pre-Code era through double features of their films - Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Blondell and Joan Crawford.
Carole Lombard Double Feature: VIRTUE, 1932, Sony Repertory, 68 min. Dir. Edward Buzzell. “Yesterday a lady with a past – today the wife of the man she loved!” In her debut for Columbia, Carole Lombard stars as Mae, a New York streetwalker hoping to turn a corner in her life when she meets cab driver Jimmy (Pat O'Brien). After a rocky start, the two marry, but Mae’s former associates get her wrapped up in a murder charge. Robert Riskin’s screenplay lends this pre-Code drama both snappy dialogue and well-drawn characters.
TWENTIETH CENTURY, 1934, Sony Repertory, 91 min. Dir. Howard Hawks. The granddaddy of all screwballs, as egomaniacal Broadway producer John Barrymore makes a star of shopgirl Carole Lombard (as this picture did in real life), then goes berserk trying to win her back after she leaves him. Totally uncompromising in every respect, this is a flat-out masterpiece. Hecht and MacArthur’s blistering script is marvelously made flesh by the two stars, as well as Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Charles Lane, Edgar Kennedy and Etienne Girardot. Program begins with an illustrated presentation by historian Kimberly Truhler. Films begin at 2:00 PM.
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