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Category: 1930’s

The Big Shakedown (1934)

The Big Shakedown is exactly what happens when a big city gangster played by suave Ricardo Cortez puts pressure on small time pharmacist Charles Farrell and his soon to be […]

Gambling Ship (1933)

This Paramount feature that has thankfully turned up in a collection of Cary Grant titles on DVD sees the iconic leading man in a role that looking back would seem […]

Treasure Island (1934)

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, this MGM spectacle from director Victor Fleming found it’s way into movie houses forty years after the writers passing at the […]

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Brando’s Pick of the Month Cheating just a bit this month as we look to this James Cagney-Pat O’Brien standard with nary a dog in sight to keep Brando happy […]

The Man In The Iron Mask (1939)

As I’ve yet to see any filmed version of the Dumas novel, I thought it best to start with this one, the first talking edition of the film from a […]

Sing, You Sinners (1938)

Not only does this engaging Paramount production give us an opportunity to see Bing Crosby croon a few songs alongside Fred MacMurray but it serves as a reminder that Donald […]

Devil and the Deep (1932)

From Paramount studios comes Tallulah Bankhead and a trio of rising male stars who would soon eclipse her in popularity on the silver screen. Above the title billing goes to […]

Dead End (1937)

Some films from yesteryear just seem to play better to today’s modern audiences and I would number Dead End among them thanks to the strong direction of William Wyler and the […]

Midnight (1939)

The writing team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder score a bullseye once again with this wonderful screwball comedy. Another excellent title released in 1939, Hollywood’s banner year. Taking directing […]

Seas Beneath (1931)

Always on the lookout for a great deal when it comes to collecting movies, I recently scored the Ford at Fox giant box set allowing me to acquire copies of […]

The Public Enemy (1931)

And so an Icon is born. It’s all James Cagney in this early Warner’s feature coming on the heels of Eddie Robinson’s breakout in Little Caesar. According to what the […]

Smart Money (1931)

In the wake of Little Caesar comes Nick the Barber. While the quick temper and the gun might not be as prevalent as they were in Edward G. Robinson’s star making […]

Three Cornered Moon (1933)

Light comedy director Elliott Nugent, who had just started his career with 1932’s The Mouthpiece, helmed this early screwball comedy with Claudette Colbert taking center stage in black and white under […]

The Criminal Code (1931)

In the year that saw the long time supporting player Boris Karloff attain “overnight” stardom, he played far more diverse roles than just the Monster of Mary Shelley’s imagination by […]

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