Wallace Ford’s head swells after wife Helen Twelvetrees helps make him a radio sensation in Columbia pre-Code My Woman (1933) Also starring Victor Jory, Claire Dodd. Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Article excerpted from Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue.
You'll find several articles under the "Helen Twelvetrees" tag—after I posted a small biography to the site in late 2014 I became so intrigued that I spent the following year writing a book about her! The articles and reviews listed below are different from what you'll find in Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue, but obviously I recommend my book, available both in paperback and for your Kindle. Review excerpts and more details here.
Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue Now Available: Paperback and eBook
Announcing Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue, a brand new paperback and eBook by Cliff Aliperti of Immortal Ephemera. A biography of Helen Twelvetrees with an examination of all 32 of her films.
The Cat Creeps (1930) – Universal’s (Mostly) Lost Dark House
A look at lost Universal horror film The Cat Creeps (1930) starring Helen Twelvetrees. Contemporary reaction. Piecing the lost film together from Boo! and various versions of The Cat and the Canary.
Young Bride (1932) Starring Helen Twelvetrees and Eric Linden
RKO-Pathe pre-Code Young Bride (1932), aka Love Starved, features great period slang throughout a lower middle-class slice of life in the city. Stars Helen Twelvetrees with excellent work from leading man Eric Linden, and Arline Judge in support.
A Bedtime Story (1933) Starring Maurice Chevalier, Helen Twelvetrees
Paramount pre-Code sex farce turned romantic-comedy A Bedtime Story (1933) stars Maurice Chevalier and Helen Twelvetrees, and introduces the world to Baby LeRoy.
Bad Company (1931) Starring Ricardo Cortez
RKO-Pathe pre-Code gangster film Bad Company (1931) stars Ricardo Cortez with Helen Twelvetrees and John Garrick. Directed by Tay Garnett.
Now I’ll Tell (1934) Starring Spencer Tracy and Helen Twelvetrees
Brief look at Fox Film’s Now I’ll Tell (1934), an adaptation of Mrs. Arnold Rothstein’s book about her husband with Spencer Tracy starring. Helen Twelvetrees and Alice Faye are the women in his life. Directed by Edwin J. Burke.
Lightning Review: One Hour Late (1934) Starring Helen Twelvetrees
Brief look at Paramount’s One Hour Late, a late 1934 release starring Joe Morrison and Helen Twelvetrees. Action takes place over single day at an office. Directed by Ralph Murphy.
J. Edgar Hoover’s Persons in Hiding (1939) With Patricia Morison
A Bonnie and Clyde tale predating Gun Crazy (1950) by eleven years. Persons in Hiding is the first of four movies adapted from J. Edgar Hoover’s book of the same name. Electrifying debut by Patricia Morison with J. Carrol Naish strong opposite her.
Real-Life Society ‘Honor Slaying’ Inspires Two 1932 Films
A look at two pre-Code courtroom melodramas, Unashamed and Two Against the World, compared to the sensational real-life society murder that inspired the movies. Unashamed stars Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Young, and Monroe Owsley, while Two Against the World stars Constance Bennett and Neil Hamilton.