A look at Miriam Hopkins concentrating on her early 1930s work, including The Smiling Lieutenant, Trouble in Paradise, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and especially Design for Living, perhaps the most sinful of all pre-Code movies. Plus a gallery of Hopkins pre-Code movie ads.
Jewel Robbery (1932) – Kay Francis and William Powell for a Sixth Time
A look at Jewel Robbery (1932), a unique heist-romance from Warner Brothers starring William Powell and Kay Francis. It’s a sophisticated yet often silly and almost always sinful pre-code classic.
Three on a Match (1932) starring Warren William and Ann Dvorak
A review of the Depression era pre-code classic Three on a Match starring Ann Dvorak and a host of familiar faces including young Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. Illustrated with movie collectibles.