Pre-Code Hollywood Collections

Category: Drama

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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D00130
"The Cheat" (1931), a remake of the 1915 C.B. DeMille silent, is a racy (for its time) melodrama about a socialite who loses big money by gambling. Tallulah Bankhead, Harvey Stephens star. "Merrily We Go to Hell" (1932) follows an alcoholic playwright (Fredric March) who shatters his marriage vows. With Adrianne Allen, Sylvia Sydney, ... more
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Category:Drama |Director:James Whale |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D69144
First, a Canadian soldier is forced to give up the woman he loves when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in director James Whale's heartbreaking drama "Waterloo Bridge" (1931). Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery and a young Bette Davis star. Then, "Red-Headed Woman" (1932) is a saucy, pre-Production Code drama starring Jean ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D53807
In her Academy Award-winning role, Norma Shearer is "The Divorcee" (1930), a newspaperman's wife who leaves her husband due to his extra-marital affairs and embarks on her own series of encounters (a racy theme for its time). Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel co-star. Next, Clark Gable plays a slyly charming criminal who escapes a murder ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59187
Bored Austrian countess Kay Francis is out shopping for baubles when she gets caught up in a brazen daylight "Jewel Robbery" (1932) perpetrated by gentleman bandit William Powell, and soon gets caught up in his roguish charm as well. Helen Vinson, Henry Kolker co-star. Next, Powell is the Lower East Side "Lawyer Man" (1932) who impresses ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59188
Fast-talking promoter James Cagney stages a dance marathon, all the while rigging the event in favor of girlfriend Mary Brian, in "Hard to Handle" (1933). Ruth Donnelly, Claire Dodd co-star. Barbara Stanwyck's one of those "Ladies They Talk About" (1933), a tough gun-toting moll sent up the river by ex/D.A. Preston Foster, who plans ... more
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Category:Drama |Director:Frank Lloyd |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D11658
"The Wet Parade" (1932) adapts Upton Sinclair's tale tracing the intersecting paths of two families--from either side of the Mason-Dixon--whose lives have been shattered by alcohol. Walter Huston, Lewis Stone, Robert Young, Myrna Loy, Jimmy Durante star. John Gilbert is a newly hired, good-for-nothing chauffeur who wastes no time in ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D12466
Honoring a pledge to the best friend he was ordered to slay, San Francisco Tong assassin Edward G. Robinson raises the victim's daughter, and ultimately marries the adult woman (Loretta Young). How will he handle her dalliance with a half-caste gangster? "The Hatchet Man" (1932) co-stars Leslie Fenton. Calculating financier Warren ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D68515
A bellhop (James Cagney) and chambermaid (Joan Blondell) fall into each other's arms--and con artistry--but their relationship is threatened by her desire to go straight, in "Blonde Crazy" (1931). Louis Calhern, Ray Milland co-star. A woman (Norma Shearer) might regret choosing the suitor (Neil Hamilton) who offered globe-trotting ... more
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Category:Drama |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59936
West Point grad John Wayne comes to regret his appointment to a base in "Arizona" (1931) when he learns that resentful ex Laura La Plante is newly married to his C.O. June Clyde co-stars. Taxi dancer Barbara Stanwyck's dreams of rising above her circumstances are dashed by her wastrel husband in "Ten Cents a Dance" (1931). Ricardo Cortez, ... more
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