Collections: Pre-Code

Blue Angel, The (1930) Starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, and Kurt Gerron

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette — whose job is to entice men — proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

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Shanghai Express (1932) Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, and Anna May Wong

Shanghai Express (1932) — 80 min - Romance, Drama - 2 February 1932 Your rating: Not rated yet! Shanghai Express is an American love story and adventure film by Josef von Sternberg from 1932 starring Marlene Dietrich. The film takes place in a train during the Chinese civil war. Director:  Josef von Sternberg Stars:  Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, Lawrence Grant, Louise Closser Hale, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Emile Chautard Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Shanghai Express is an American love story and adventure film by Josef von Sternberg from 1932...

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Min and Bill (1930) Starring Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, and Dorothy Jordan

Min and Bill (1930) — 66 min - Drama, Comedy - 29 November 1930 Your rating: Min (Marie Dressler) runs a rundown hotel on the waterfront. With the help of her boyfriend, Bill (Wallace Beery), Min brings up Nancy, who was abandoned by her mother, Bella (Marjorie Rambeau), as a baby. The couple contend with city officials who proclaim Min unfit for mothering. Over the years, Min saves diligently to send Nancy to boarding school -- and when Nancy meets a wealthy young man who proposes, Bella abruptly returns, threatening Nancy in an attempt to benefit from her good fortune....

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Dawn Patrol, The (1930) Starring Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Neil Hamilton

The Dawn Patrol (1930) — 108 min - Action, War, Drama - 20 August 1930 Your rating: World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths. Director:  Howard Hawks Stars:  Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh, Clyde Cook, James Finlayson, Howard Hawks, Dave O'Brien Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and...

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Trouble in Paradise (1932) Starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall

Trouble in Paradise (1932) — 83 min - Comedy, Romance - 21 October 1932 Your rating: Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily. Director:  Ernst Lubitsch Stars:  Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles...

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