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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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8th Mar '16 12:19:03 AM gallium
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* ''Film/WildBoysOfTheRoad'' (1933), which features Frankie Darro as the leader of teenage runaways. During the Depression, several young teenagers, boys and girls, had to go on the run to find work since their parents could no longer support them. What happens to these kids? They become deliquents and criminals, get chased out of town, and are subject to police brutality and rape.



* ''Wild Boys of the Road'' (1934), which features Frankie Darro as the leader of teenage runaways. During the Depression, several young teenagers, boys and girls, had to go on the run to find work since their parents could no longer support them. What happens to these kids? They become deliquents and criminals, get chased out of town, and are subject to police brutality and rape.
5th Mar '16 10:25:45 AM jamespolk
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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.
18th Feb '16 9:46:07 AM gallium
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* Creator/KingVidor : A major pioneer in the silent era. When sound came in, he made the FairForItsDay all-black musical ''Hallelujah'' which recorded sound on location in 1929! He made ''The Champ, Street Scene, The Stranger's Return, Bird of Paradise'' and the 30s equivalent of the independent film with ''Our Daily Bread'' which dealt with the Depression and was cited by OrsonWelles as one of his ten favorite films.

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* Creator/KingVidor : A major pioneer in the silent era. When sound came in, he made the FairForItsDay all-black musical ''Hallelujah'' ''Film/{{Hallelujah}}'' which recorded sound on location in 1929! He made ''Film/TheChamp'', ''Theatre/StreetScene'', ''The Champ, Street Scene, The Stranger's Return, Bird Return'', ''Bird of Paradise'' and the 30s equivalent of the independent film with ''Our Daily Bread'' ''Film/OurDailyBread'' which dealt with the Depression and was cited by OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles as one of his ten favorite films.
6th Feb '16 6:17:50 PM LongTallShorty64
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The Pre-Code Era is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The period before the active, total enforcement of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. This period stretched from 1928 to 1933, though stragglers continued into 1934 and 1935. This brief, short period is unlike any later period in film history. Imagine seeing old classic films with actors like Clark Gable or Claudette Colbert and feeling that the roles they are playing are too conventional and too cute. You wish they played different roles, you wish that the films weren't so bound by censorship that almost all the roles and the entire plot register as a DullSurprise to the viewer since the conventions are so painfully enforced. Basically, you wish to see old-time actors operate with the same freedom as the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood. The good news is that you can, by seeing films from The Pre-Code Era.

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The Pre-Code Era is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The period before the active, total enforcement of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. This period stretched from 1928 to 1933, though stragglers continued into 1934 and 1935. This brief, short period is unlike any later period in film history. Imagine seeing old classic films with actors like Clark Gable Creator/ClarkGable or Claudette Colbert Creator/ClaudetteColbert and feeling that the roles they are playing are too conventional and too cute. You wish they played different roles, you wish that the films weren't so bound by censorship that almost all the roles and the entire plot register as a DullSurprise to the viewer since the conventions are so painfully enforced. Basically, you wish to see old-time actors operate with the same freedom as the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood. The good news is that you can, by seeing films from The Pre-Code Era.
25th Dec '15 4:31:21 PM nombretomado
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The Pre-Code Era is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The period before the active, total enforcement of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. This period stretched from 1928 to 1933, though stragglers continued into 1934 and 1935. This brief, short period is unlike any later period in film history. Imagine seeing old classic films with actors like Clark Gable or Claudette Colbert and feeling that the roles they are playing are too conventional and too cute. You wish they played different roles, you wish that the films weren't so bound by censorship that almost all the roles and the entire plot register as a DullSurprise to the viewer since the conventions are so painfully enforced. Basically, you wish to see old-time actors operate with the same freedom as the NewHollywood. The good news is that you can, by seeing films from The Pre-Code Era.

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The Pre-Code Era is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The period before the active, total enforcement of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. This period stretched from 1928 to 1933, though stragglers continued into 1934 and 1935. This brief, short period is unlike any later period in film history. Imagine seeing old classic films with actors like Clark Gable or Claudette Colbert and feeling that the roles they are playing are too conventional and too cute. You wish they played different roles, you wish that the films weren't so bound by censorship that almost all the roles and the entire plot register as a DullSurprise to the viewer since the conventions are so painfully enforced. Basically, you wish to see old-time actors operate with the same freedom as the NewHollywood.UsefulNotes/NewHollywood. The good news is that you can, by seeing films from The Pre-Code Era.
22nd Nov '15 8:27:32 AM jayoungr
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* ''Film/TheDivorcee'': Jerry, embittered after her husband Ted cheats on her, divorces him, but not before telling him that "you're the only man in the world that my door is closed to." The latter portion of the movie shows Jerry going through a rotating parade of boyfriends.

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* ''Film/TheDivorcee'': ''Film/TheDivorcee'' (1930): Jerry, embittered after her husband Ted cheats on her, divorces him, but not before telling him that "you're the only man in the world that my door is closed to." The latter portion of the movie shows Jerry going through a rotating parade of boyfriends.
12th Nov '15 3:08:39 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheDivorcee'': Jerry, embittered after her husband Ted cheats on her, divorces him, but not before telling him that "you're the only man in the world that my door is closed to." The latter portion of the movie shows Jerry going through a rotating parade of boyfriends.
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