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.
Contemporary reaction to William A. Wellman’s Wild Boys of the Road (1933), plus writer Danny Ahearn, and a peek at Thomas Minehan’s study “Boy and Girl Tramps of America.”
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.
RKO-Pathe pre-Code gangster film Bad Company (1931) stars Ricardo Cortez with Helen Twelvetrees and John Garrick. Directed by Tay Garnett.
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.
Brief look at RKO pre-Code Success at Any Price (1934) starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as an angry young man looking to make good in the business world. With Genevieve Tobin, Frank Morgan, and Colleen Moore. Directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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.
Brief look at MGM pre-Code Sadie McKee (1934) starring Joan Crawford and the three men in her life, played by Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, and Edward Arnold. Strong Crawford pre-Code with good work from Arnold as alcoholic millionaire. Directed by Clarence Brown.
Brief look at Paramount pre-Code THE GIRL IN 419 (1933), gangster movie and hospital drama starring James Dunn with Gloria Stuart, David Manners, and William Harrigan. Directed by Alexander Hall and George Somnes.
Brief look at MGM pre-Code The Easiest Way (1931) starring Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, and Robert Montgomery. Directed by Jack Conway. With Clark Gable.