11 Pre-Code Hollywood Movie Histories: Early Depression-Era Melodramas, Adaptations, and Headline Stories

11 Pre-Code Hollywood Movie Histories: Early Depression-Era Melodramas, Adaptations, and Headline Stories

Cliff Aliperti / Feb 19, 2020

Pre Code Hollywood Movie Histories Early Depression Era Melodramas Adaptations and Headline Stories Yes pre Code movies are packed with sin sex and violence than the Golden Age Hollywood classics that followed but beyond looser censors these movies remain fascinating because they come from such

  • Title: 11 Pre-Code Hollywood Movie Histories: Early Depression-Era Melodramas, Adaptations, and Headline Stories
  • Author: Cliff Aliperti
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Yes, pre Code movies are packed with sin, sex, and violence than the Golden Age Hollywood classics that followed, but beyond looser censors, these movies remain fascinating because they come from such a unique time, not only in Hollywood s history, but in the history of the world.These 11 Pre Code Hollywood Movie Histories progress from 1930 through 1934, offering a sYes, pre Code movies are packed with sin, sex, and violence than the Golden Age Hollywood classics that followed, but beyond looser censors, these movies remain fascinating because they come from such a unique time, not only in Hollywood s history, but in the history of the world.These 11 Pre Code Hollywood Movie Histories progress from 1930 through 1934, offering a sampling of product from eight different Hollywood movie studios along the way They are linked by the world that they emerged from.The following films are covered in this collection Show Girl in Hollywood 1930 For the Defense 1930 Gentleman s Fate 1931 City Streets 1931 Hell s Highway 1932 Washington Merry Go Round 1932 Call Her Savage 1932 Employees Entrance 1933 Only Yesterday 1933 The Sin of Nora Moran 1933 Jimmy the Gent 1934 The movies talked, the stock market crashed, the pre Code era was begun During these four plus years of movie history the Great Depression deepened and films were allowed a frankness and cynicism that is absent for decades after Production Code enforcement.These 11 titles, by and large random, are united in presenting a view of a generation that rose from the ashes of the Great War, spent the 20s either roaring along with the party or finding themselves all but forgotten, before coping with the harsh new world and realities of the new decade.Learn about pre Code movie stars Alice White, William Powell, Sylvia Sidney, Monroe Owsley, and Margaret Sullavan within the appropriate entries, plus delve into the period headlines to discover what William J Fallon, Dashiell Hammett, Florida s Sunbeam Prison Camp, and the Bonus Army have to do with any of this.The entries will variously look at source material, pre production notes, casting changes, basic story and plot, the history behind any story elements unique to their time, brief biographies of key film players, and other relevant aspects of each film I ll resist the temptation to give away endings or spoil other fun surprises that might ruin the viewing experience for you.

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      • Cliff Aliperti

        Cliff Aliperti is a Long Island, New York based writer and classic film buff He operates multiple nostalgia websites about vintage collectibles and old movies, including the first fan site dedicated to pre Code cad Warren William est 2007 , and Immortal Ephemera, a general classic movie site about unheralded film stars and movies of the 1930s est 2002.warrenwilliam immortalephemera


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    1. Great Source of Information!I'm a big fan of Pre-Code films and so, wanting to increase my knowledge of the era, I bought this book. I was overwhelmed with the information it contained. I'd already seen about a third of the films reviewed so it was great to read up on them. But the info on the other films was so detailed that I wanted to see them all. Fortunately, the author provided links to about half of them so I was able to watch them on my iPad. I'm searching for the others now. My favorite [...]


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