Collections: 1930s

Lady for a Day (1933) Starring Warren William, May Robson, and Guy Kibbee

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York’s high society. Upon receiving unexpected word from Louise (who hasn’t seen Annie since infancy) that she is en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a count, so the three of them can meet her, Annie panics, despairing that her beloved daughter will be destroyed […]

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Satan Met a Lady (1936) Starring Bette Davis and Warren William

In this earlier screen version of The Maltese Falcon, Bette Davis starts as a young woman embroiled in the mystery surrounding an ancient, gem-filled horn. Upon her arrival in town, Valerie (Davis) enlists a private investigator and his associate Ted Shayne (Warren William) to help her locate the missing boyfriend she was supposed to meet. Unbeknownst to them, the man they are looking for is also being sought by an assortment of crooks and goons […]

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Hollywood Hotel (1937) Starring Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, and Lola Lane

Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman’s band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio’s star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn’t want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and […]

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Honolulu (1939) Starring Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, and George Burns

Movie star Brooks Mason tries to avoid his fans and spend some weeks on vacation. When Hawaiian plantation owner George Smith is mistaken by Mason’s fans for Mason and brought to Mason’s home. They decide to change their identities for a few weeks. But George Smith is mobbed by Mason’s fans again on a personal appearance tour in New York, Mason falls in love to dancer Dorothy March, who also is on her way to […]

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Born to Dance (1936) Starring Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, and Virginia Bruce

Sailor Ted meets and falls in love with Nora Paige, an aspiring Broadway show dancer, at the Lonely Hearts Club. After Ted rescues Lucy James’ Pekinese during a public relations campaign on his submarine, Lucy falls in love with Ted; and Ted’s captain orders him to meet Lucy for a date at a night club breaking a date with Nora. When she sees a picture of Ted and Lucy in the newspaper, Nora, who lives […]

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