MGM pre-Code Turn Back the Clock (1933) stars Lee Tracy, who goes back in time, hoping to get rich this time. With Mae Clarke. Directed by Edgar Selwyn.
Lightning Review: Advice to the Lovelorn (1933) Starring Lee Tracy, Sally Blane
Brief look at 20th Century Pictures pre-Code production Advice to the Lovelorn. Lee Tracy stars as lonely hearts columnist in fast-paced comedy that turns tragic for a few awkward moments. With Sally Blane, Paul Harvey, Sterling Holloway, C. Henry Gordon. Directed by Alfred Werker.
Blessed Event (1932) – Lee Tracy as Early Version of Winchell
A look at Lee Tracy as the Walter Winchell inspired star of pre-Code classic Blessed Event (1932). Includes back story about the stage adaptation, movie casting and speedy film production, plus a bit about Walter Winchell himself, circa 1932.
Clear All Wires! (1933) – Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon
MGM’s Clear All Wires! (1933) finds foreign correspondent Lee Tracy butting heads with the Soviet secret police in Russia, 1932. Una Merkel and Benita Hume co-star.
Odds: Cracker Jacks, Site Updates, Lee Tracy
Some odds and ends around the site winding up with a brief biography of the actor Lee Tracy posted to coincide with his April 14 date of birth.
Brief Impressions: No Other Woman – Side Streets – Evelyn Prentice – Millionaires in Prison
A quick peek at four movies I’ve watched recently: No Other Woman (1933); Side Streets and Evelyn Prentice (both 1934); and Millionaires in Prison (1940).
Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) with Lee Tracy and Constance Cummings
Lee Tracy stars in Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932), Columbia’s pre-Code precursor to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) with Constance Cummings, Alan Dinehart and Walter Connolly.
The Half Naked Truth (1932) Starring Lee Tracy and Lupe Velez
Lee Tracy takes Lupe Velez from carny hooch dancer to Broadway star in Gregory La Cava’s The Half Naked Truth (1932) for RKO. Also starring Frank Morgan and Eugene Pallette
The Half Naked Truth About Press Agent Harry Reichenbach
Some of the real life exploits of press agent Harry Reichenbach, basis for Lee Tracy’s Jimmy Bates in the RKO movie The Half Naked Truth (1932).