Collections: Pre-Code

Emma (1932) Starring Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, and Myrna Loy

Emma (1932) — 72 min - Drama, Comedy, Romance - 2 January 1932 Your rating: Not rated yet! When their mother dies in childbirth, Emma Thatcher who has been the nanny to his 3 children but now has an infant to care for. The children grow up and Frederick becomes rich and successful. He and Emma marry, as it turns out right before his death, and his will becomes a source of trouble between the children and Emma. Director:  Clarence Brown Stars:  Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy, John Miljan, Purnell Pratt, Leila Bennett, Kathryn Crawford, Barbara Kent,...

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Tugboat Annie (1933) Starring Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, and Maureen O’Sullivan,

Tugboat Annie (1933) — 86 min - Comedy, Drama - 4 August 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up to be rather snotty and rebels against drunken Beery. Valiant Dressler keeps things moving even as hubby ruins their tugboat business. Director:  Mervyn LeRoy Stars:  Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Willard Robertson, Tammany Young, Frankie Darro, Jack Pennick, Paul Hurst, Willie Fung, Addison Randall Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up...

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Mummy, The (1932) Starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, and David Manners

The Mummy (1932) PG 73 min - Horror - 22 December 1932 Your rating: Not rated yet! An Ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds Imhotep's mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the archaeologists and prowls Cairo seeking the reincarnation of the soul of his ancient lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon. Director:  Karl Freund Stars:  Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan, Arthur Byron, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Leonard Mudie, James Crane, Kathryn Byron, Florence Britton, Jack Deery, Bill Elliott, Leyland Hodgson, Eddie Kane, Tony Marlow,...

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Old Dark House, The (1932) Starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, and Charles Laughton

The Old Dark House (1932) — 72 min - Drama, Horror - 20 October 1932 Your rating: Not rated yet! Seeking shelter from a pounding rainstorm in a remote region of Wales, several travelers are admitted to a gloomy, foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family. Trying to make the best of it, the guests must deal with their sepulchral host, Horace Femm and his obsessive, malevolent sister Rebecca. Things get worse as the brutish manservant Morgan gets drunk and runs amok. Director:  James Whale Stars:  Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore,...

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Smilin’ Through (1932) Starring Norma Shearer, Fredric March, and Leslie Howard

Smilin' Through (1932) — 98 min - Drama, Romance - 24 September 1932 Your rating: Not rated yet! John has lead a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But now Owens, a close friend, insists that he care for his niece, Kathleen, orphaned when her parents were lost at sea. Kathleen is five, but the years pass and now she is a young woman who is the image of Moonyeen. Willy wants Kathleen for his wife, but Sparks fly when she meets Kenneth Wayne one dark and stormy night. John is horrified for it was...

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Ladies They Talk About (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, and Lyle Talbot

Ladies They Talk About (1933) — 69 min - Crime, Drama, Romance - 4 February 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison. Director:  Howard Bretherton, William Keighley Stars:  Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth, Maude Eburne, Ruth Donnelly, Harold Huber, Robert McWade Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison. Collections: ~Amazon Instant Video, ~iTunes, 1930s, Pre-Code, Howard Bretherton Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance Details Official Website:  — Country: ...

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Duck Soup (1933) Starring The Marx Brothers

Duck Soup (1933) — 68 min - Comedy - 17 November 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. Director:  Leo McCarey Writers:  Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby Stars:  Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Arnold, Wade Boteler, Sidney Bracey, E.H. Calvert, Davison Clark, Louise Closser Hale, Carrie Daumery, Maude Turner Gordon, Florence Wix, Joseph Crehan, Mario Dominici, Edmund Mortimer, Charles West, Verna Hillie,...

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She Done Him Wrong (1933) Starring Mae West, Cary Grant, and Gilbert Roland

She Done Him Wrong (1933) — 66 min - Comedy - 9 February 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. Unfortunately one of them is a vicious criminal who's escaped and is on the way to see "his" girl, not realising she hasn't exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings a local temperance league leader though. Director:  Lowell Sherman Writers:  Mae West Stars:  Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, David Landau,...

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Sons of the Desert (1933) Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and Charley Chase

Sons of the Desert (1933) — 68 min - Action, Comedy - 29 December 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! Stan and Ollie deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medicinal cruise when they are really going to a convention. Director:  William A. Seiter Writers:  Frank Craven, Byron Morgan Stars:  Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy, Lucien Littlefield, Ernie Alexander, Ellen Corby, Brooks Benedict, Robert Cummings, Billy Gilbert, Charlie Hall, Hal Roach Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Stan and Ollie deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medicinal...

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Private Life of Henry VIII, The (1933) Starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat and Elsa Lanchester

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) — 97 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance, History - 17 August 1933 Your rating: Not rated yet! Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn (Merle Oberon), his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour (Wendy Barrie), but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester) as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted,...

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