History UsefulNotes / ThePreCodeEra

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* ''Film/{{Smarty}}'' (1934) -- a film in which Joan Blondell [[HitMeDammit gets off on being slapped]]. Really.

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* ''Film/{{Smarty}}'' (1934) -- a film in which Joan Blondell Creator/JoanBlondell [[HitMeDammit gets off on being slapped]]. Really.
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* ''Film/BlondeCrazy'' (1931): A raunchy little tale about [[ConMan con men]] Creator/JamesCagney and Joan Blondell.

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* ''Film/BlondeCrazy'' (1931): A raunchy little tale about [[ConMan con men]] Creator/JamesCagney and Joan Blondell.Creator/JoanBlondell.
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* ''Film/BlondieJohnson'' (1933) -- Joan Blondell becomes the real deal--a gangster. The only film from the Depression's infatuation with gangsters to have a female one go to the top. Hell, probably the only film ''ever''.

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* ''Film/BlondieJohnson'' (1933) -- Joan Blondell Creator/JoanBlondell becomes the real deal--a gangster. The only film from the Depression's infatuation with gangsters to have a female one go to the top. Hell, probably the only film ''ever''.
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* Creator/BusbyBerkeley : Pioneer of the Creator/BusbyBerkeleyNumber, directed musical numbers with gorgeous ladies in kaleidoscopic formations in such films as ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/FootlightParade'', Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/{{Dames}}'' and others. He was himself a returning war veteran and used his knowledge of military drills to form his numbers and this inspired such bold numbers as ''[[ShellShockedVeteran Remember My Forgotten Man]]'' [[RippedFromTheHeadlines inspired by]] the 1932 Veterans March to Washington.

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* Creator/BusbyBerkeley : Pioneer of the Creator/BusbyBerkeleyNumber, directed musical numbers with gorgeous ladies in kaleidoscopic formations in such films as ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/FootlightParade'', Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/{{Dames}}'' and others. He was himself a returning war veteran and used his knowledge of military drills to form his numbers and this inspired such bold numbers as ''[[ShellShockedVeteran Remember My Forgotten Man]]'' [[RippedFromTheHeadlines inspired by]] the 1932 Veterans March to Washington.
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Films from this period also treated sexuality much more frankly. In ''Film/BabyFace'', Creator/BarbaraStanwyck sleeps her way to riches. In ''Film/{{Topaze}}'', Myrna Loy's character matter-of-factly admits that she is TheMistress of a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Brief nudity was occasionally seen, dating back to the silent film era, as well as scenes with women in states of undress, like Fay Wray in ''Film/KingKong1933'' after Kong peels off her clothing.

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Films from this period also treated sexuality much more frankly. In ''Film/BabyFace'', Creator/BarbaraStanwyck sleeps her way to riches. In ''Film/{{Topaze}}'', Myrna Loy's Creator/MyrnaLoy's character matter-of-factly admits that she is TheMistress of a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Brief nudity was occasionally seen, dating back to the silent film era, as well as scenes with women in states of undress, like Fay Wray in ''Film/KingKong1933'' after Kong peels off her clothing.
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* ''Film/NightNurse'' (1931): A lot of undressing for Creator/BarbaraStanwyck and Creator/JoanBlondell in a nurse drama where Creator/ClarkGable is the BigBad.
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* ''Film/FortySecondStreet'' (1933) and ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', Creator/BusbyBerkeley musicals that feature lots of {{Fanservice}}, scantily clad chorus girls, and winking sex jokes.

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* ''Film/FortySecondStreet'' (1933) and ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', and ''Film/FootlightParade'' (1933) -- Creator/BusbyBerkeley musicals that feature lots of {{Fanservice}}, scantily clad chorus girls, and winking sex jokes.
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* ''Film/WaterlooBridge'' (1931) -- Creator/MaeClarke is prostitute in London during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne who falls in love with a private.
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* ''Film/FriscoJenny'' (1932) -- Directed by WilliamAWellman, Ruth Chatteron has a baby out of wedlock and is a [[MissKitty madame]] for several brothels.
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* ''Film/HeroesForSale'' (1933) -- The story of a ShellShockedVeteran's life during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression.

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* ''Film/HeroesForSale'' (1933) -- The story of (1933)-- by Creator/WilliamAWellman which shows what really happens to a ShellShockedVeteran's life during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression.WorkingClassHero War Veteran, he comes back home with serious shellshock, has no work and ends up becoming a morphine addict searching for a fix.



* ''Heroes for Sale'' (1933) by William A. Wellman which shows what really happens to a WorkingClassHero War Veteran, he comes back home with serious shellshock, has no work and ends up becoming a morphine addict searching for a fix.
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