History UsefulNotes / ThePreCodeEra

15th Jun '17 11:44:38 AM Kitchen90
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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/CaroleLombard, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.

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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/CaroleLombard, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/RobertMontgomery, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.
6th Jun '17 7:53:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/FrankBorzage: Incredibly prolific in this period. A major silent film director, he took to sound really quickly and made several films which were innovative in camera movement and bold content. ''Man's Castle'' with Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young is set in a Hooverville in New York is perhaps the boldest portrayal of the Depression from this period. His adaptation of ''A Farewell to Arms'' with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes was disliked by ErnestHemingway but later audiences adored its swooning romanticism and frank eroticism.

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* Creator/FrankBorzage: Incredibly prolific in this period. A major silent film director, he took to sound really quickly and made several films which were innovative in camera movement and bold content. ''Man's Castle'' with Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young is set in a Hooverville in New York is perhaps the boldest portrayal of the Depression from this period. His adaptation of ''A Farewell to Arms'' with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes was disliked by ErnestHemingway Creator/ErnestHemingway but later audiences adored its swooning romanticism and frank eroticism. eroticism.
16th May '17 7:34:29 AM jayoungr
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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}'' (1930): The heroine (Jeanette [=MacDonald=] again) spends about a quarter of the film in her underwear or a negligee. Also, her moans of pleasure at getting a scalp massage sound suspiciously orgasmic.

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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}'' (1930): The heroine [[MsFanservice (Jeanette [=MacDonald=] again) again)]] spends about a quarter of the film in her underwear or a negligee. Also, her moans of pleasure at getting a scalp massage sound suspiciously orgasmic.
16th May '17 7:30:39 AM jayoungr
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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}'' (1930): The heroine (Jeanette [=MacDonald=] again) spends about a quarter of the film in her underwear or a negligee.

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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}'' (1930): The heroine (Jeanette [=MacDonald=] again) spends about a quarter of the film in her underwear or a negligee. Also, her moans of pleasure at getting a scalp massage sound suspiciously orgasmic.
10th May '17 4:41:20 AM StFan
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* ''The Mask of Fu Manchu'' (1932): A Franchise/FuManchu story featuring some pretty rare male {{Fanservice}}. It caused a minor scandal for the scene where Charles Starrett has his shirt ripped off and gets whipped, while Myrna Loy orgasmically calls for more. A later scene heavily implies that she wants to rape him, and usually does so with her captives.

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* ''The Mask of Fu Manchu'' (1932): A Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu story featuring some pretty rare male {{Fanservice}}. It caused a minor scandal for the scene where Charles Starrett has his shirt ripped off and gets whipped, while Myrna Loy orgasmically calls for more. A later scene heavily implies that she wants to rape him, and usually does so with her captives.
8th May '17 5:07:05 AM Kitchen90
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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/CaroleLombard, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.

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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/CaroleLombard, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.
8th May '17 4:59:45 AM Kitchen90
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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.

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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.Creator/BasilRathbone.
8th May '17 4:55:11 AM Kitchen90
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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.

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Actors who were major figures in this era include Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/CaroleLombard, Miriam Hopkins, Creator/KayFrancis, Margaret Sullavan, George Raft, Creator/WilliamPowell, Wallace Beery, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Creator/ConstanceBennett, Creator/KayFrancis, Paul Muni, Creator/FredricMarch, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JeanHarlow and many others. In addition, actors like Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/HumphreyBogart and Creator/JohnWayne made [[RetroactiveRecognition early-bird appearances]] in films in this era.
5th May '17 5:42:35 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Creator/WilliamAWellman: ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' (which made James Cagney a star), ''Film/WildBoysOfTheRoad'', ''Film/HeroesForSale'', The Purchase Price, ''Film/MidnightMary'', The Conquerors, Other Men's Women''. He made 20 films in a four-year period! He later noted that this was partly because he and the writers had the freedom to pretty much do they as they pleased so long as a film was in a certain genre, had a standard runtime, and was made fast and cheaply. After the Code came, screenplays were subject to stricter scrutiny, which delayed the process greatly and as such created more inconveniences and annoyances to deal with.

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* Creator/WilliamAWellman: ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' (which made James Cagney a star), ''Film/WildBoysOfTheRoad'', ''Film/HeroesForSale'', The Purchase Price, ''Film/ThePurchasePrice'', ''Film/MidnightMary'', The Conquerors, Other Men's Women''. He made 20 films in a four-year period! He later noted that this was partly because he and the writers had the freedom to pretty much do they as they pleased so long as a film was in a certain genre, had a standard runtime, and was made fast and cheaply. After the Code came, screenplays were subject to stricter scrutiny, which delayed the process greatly and as such created more inconveniences and annoyances to deal with.
1st May '17 12:04:18 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{The Maltese Falcon|1931}}'' (1931): Much more overt about the {{Gayngster}} subtext than the better-known 1941 film.
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