Category Archive: Pre-Hays

Rain (1932)

Rain, a flop in it’s day,  is a visually beautiful film thanks to camera shots and angles by Oliver T. Marsh. Joan Crawford is at the height of her beauty dressed in tawdry… Continue reading

A Free Soul (1931)

A Free Soul is the film that got Clark Gable recognized. A society girl played by Norma Shearer uses gangster Clark Gable as a boy toy.  Gable loves her and wants to marry.… Continue reading

Dinner at Eight (1933)

I saw Dinner at Eight as a kid so I didn’t realize until adulthood that this is really a drama touching on such serious issues as class, aging, money, and alcoholism. The acting… Continue reading