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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. In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict “Production Code” that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. 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. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder, or sex. Starring screen legends Cary Grant, Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Tallulah Bankhead, Randolph Scott, and Sylvia Sidney, the Pre-Code Hollywood Collection forever captures one of the most unique periods in cinema history. 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. 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. 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). 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. Search for Beauty Olympic swimming champions (Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino) are tricked into endorsing a racy magazine - and much worse.
Gritty, risque, sometimes just weird, Pre-Code Hollywood movies are a blast to watch. I'd rather watch these than anything in the theaters today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frank Costanzo
Another fun collection of pre-Code films that play close to the edge of then-scandalousness. Fun as windows to another era but also fun in themselves, with some great dialogue and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by WMD55
Nice to view the old movies. I had a personal contact with Nancy Carroll when I was 5 years old in 1932 - won a pony at Madison Square Garden at Rodeo, Nancy was hostess and gave... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank E. Sisson
There it is, naked male butt on film in 1930...then everything went to hell for 25 years while the pre-code conservative idiots decided what the public should see. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gene StJohn
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|will the dvds for this be double sided?||
These are single sides discs with two movies on each disc.
May 31, 2009 by Tee | See all 2 posts
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How about a triple-title Tallulah Bankhead DVD (1931-1932). "My Sin", "Tarnished Lady", and "The Devil And The Deep"?
Mar 5, 2010 by Efroseni | See all 2 posts
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