Ten authors spoil the broth in Paramount pre-Code The Woman Accused (1933) starring Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant. Featuring one shocking scene with Grant, Jack La Rue, and a rawhide whip.
Romantic comedy There Goes My Heart (1938) from Hal Roach Studios stars Fredric March and Virginia Bruce. Patsy Kelly in support with Alan Mowbray, Eugene Pallette, Claude Gillingwater. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Adapted by Columbia from a critically savaged Broadway play by Preston Sturges. Child of Manhattan is saved on screen by its captivating star, Nancy Carroll, who plays taxi-dancer Madeleine McGonagle. With John Boles, Buck Jones, and Jessie Ralph. Directed by Edward Buzzell.
Paramount pre-Code Hot Saturday (1932) stars Nancy Carroll with noted young leading men Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. Grant is especially good, but Scott not so hot. Includes history of original casting plans, which included Carole Lombard, and comparison to the later Columbia film Party Wire (1935).
A look at early Paramount talkie The Devil’s Holiday (1930). Written and directed by Edmund Goulding, but saved from being stale by Nancy Carroll’s Academy Award nominated performance.
After falling in love with Nancy Carroll in Child of Manhattan I wanted to see more of her movies. Problem was her best work was done at Paramount and most of it is hard to find. This post points to a few of Carroll’s better known titles and includes a biography of this major early talkie talent.