History UsefulNotes / ThePreCodeEra

4th Jul '16 5:13:15 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'' (1930) Constance Bennett marries her boss, treats the marriage lightly, and flirts around Paris with Basil Rathbone.

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* ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'' (1930) The title alone gives pre-code vibes. Constance Bennett marries her boss, treats the marriage lightly, and flirts around Paris with Basil Rathbone.
4th Jul '16 4:46:45 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'' (1931): An early Creator/FrankCapra film, starring BarbaraStanwyck, telling the story about a corrupt evangelical church. Oh, and someone flips the bird.

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* ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'' (1930) Constance Bennett marries her boss, treats the marriage lightly, and flirts around Paris with Basil Rathbone.
* ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'' (1931): An early Creator/FrankCapra film, starring BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, telling the story about a corrupt evangelical church. Oh, and someone flips the bird.
14th Jun '16 9:42:23 PM PaulA
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* Rouben Mamoulian : Director of the famous sound version of ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' with Frederic March and Miriam Hopkins, foregrounding the sexual subtext of the original and innovative for its special effects. He directed the musical ''Film/LoveMeTonight,'' famous for the number, "Isn't It Romantic?", and provided Creator/GretaGarbo with a signature role in ''Film/QueenChristina''.

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* Rouben Mamoulian : Director of the famous sound version of ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'' with Frederic March and Miriam Hopkins, foregrounding the sexual subtext of the original and innovative for its special effects. He directed the musical ''Film/LoveMeTonight,'' ''Film/LoveMeTonight'', famous for the number, "Isn't It Romantic?", and provided Creator/GretaGarbo with a signature role in ''Film/QueenChristina''.
11th Jun '16 6:38:51 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/TheBitterTeaOfGeneralYen'' (1933)-- Barbara Stanwyck plays a naive missionary in China during the Useful/ChineseCivilWar who falls for General Yen, an amoral general. Also an early Creator/FrankCapra effort.
6th Jun '16 4:33:47 PM Doug86
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This period provided us the Gangster Film, TheMusical and the ScrewballComedy, in addition to some war films like ''Film/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''. It was also the period of UniversalHorror films, titles like James Whale's ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' with Boris Karloff and its sequel ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', ''Film/TheBlackCat'' as well as MGM's one attempt to cash in on the trend, Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' which could not be made in any other period but this one. It was also a time of important innovations in special effects, with ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'' released in 1933. All in all, this period of six years, which marked the end of silent cinema and the beginning of sound was a climate of freedom which was [[ShortLivedBigImpact all too brief]] but whose impact reverberated for years to come.

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This period provided us the Gangster Film, TheMusical and the ScrewballComedy, in addition to some war films like ''Film/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''. It was also the period of UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror films, titles like James Whale's ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' with Boris Karloff and its sequel ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', ''Film/TheBlackCat'' as well as MGM's one attempt to cash in on the trend, Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' which could not be made in any other period but this one. It was also a time of important innovations in special effects, with ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'' released in 1933. All in all, this period of six years, which marked the end of silent cinema and the beginning of sound was a climate of freedom which was [[ShortLivedBigImpact all too brief]] but whose impact reverberated for years to come.
3rd Jun '16 10:53:46 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/ThreeWiseGirls'' -- another Creator/JeanHarlow vehicle (Harlow was pretty much made for the pre-Code era), which features tons of Fanservice from Harlow and other scantily clad actresses, ToplessnessFromTheBack from Harlow, and an example of SympatheticAdulterer that would become almost impossible to do after the Hays Code.

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* ''Film/ThreeWiseGirls'' (1932) -- another Creator/JeanHarlow vehicle (Harlow was pretty much made for the pre-Code era), which features tons of Fanservice from Harlow and other scantily clad actresses, ToplessnessFromTheBack from Harlow, and an example of SympatheticAdulterer that would become almost impossible to do after the Hays Code.
3rd Jun '16 10:53:29 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' (1932) -- tense drama of an innocent man taking the fall for a robbery and having to serve on a brutal prison chain gang. He escapes, and rebuilds his life... only to get railroaded by the justice system once again.
30th Apr '16 3:17:11 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''In 1934 they passed a censorship code, a production code in America and all sorts of things were not allowed on screen after that. You could not criticize the government, you could not criticize corporations, there were a very strict sexual morality. If you look at Hollywood in 1933 itís amazing how different the films are because so many of them are about normal life and working class people and people having problems with the church or problems with the police, corruption...In 1935 you couldnít make that type of film anymore.''
-->-- '''[[http://revistacinetica.com.br/english/a-conversation-with-tag-gallagher/ Tag Gallagher]]'''
21st Mar '16 3:28:32 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Smarty}}'' (1934) -- a film in which Joan Blondell [[HitMeDammit gets off on being slapped]]. Really.
8th Mar '16 1:10:00 AM gallium
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