|Design for Living 1933 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell, Helena Phillips Evans, James Donlan, Jane Darwell, Armand Kaliz
This is the film adaptation of Noel Coward's play about Gilda (Miriam Hopkins) who cannot choose between two men (Fredric March and Gary Cooper), so they decide to set up housekeeping together–with NO sex. Subsequent events provide good entertainment.
|Little Caesar 1931 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr., Stanley Fields, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Ince, George E. Stone, Thomas E. Jackson, Armand Kaliz, Nicholas Bela, Landers Stevens, Al Hill, Tom McGuire, Lucille La Verne
Edward G. Robinson stars as small-time gangster Cesare Enrico "Rico" Bandello who, with his good friend Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), joins Sam Vettori's (Stanley Fields) gang. When Cesare rises to become the leader of the gang, he takes on the moniker of "Little Caesar," and faces many problems–both personal and professional. This film marks the first "talkie" in the gangster genre and provides the vehicle for Robinson's certain stardom. Its success gave rise to many more gangster movies in the 1930s.
|Midnight 1939 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Francis Lederer, Hedda Hopper, Monty Woolley, Ferdinand Munier, Elaine Barrie, Armand Kaliz, Rex O'Malley, Eugene Borden, Paul Bryar, Gino Corrado, Bess Flowers
While in Paris, American showgirl Eve Peabody (Claudette Colbert) is hired by aristocrat Georges Flammarion (John Barrymore) to take on the job of impersonating royalty to lure playboy Jacques Picot (Francis Lederer) away from Georges' wife Helene (Mary Astor). Eve goes to Georges' chateau in Versailles as Baroness Czemy, and the game begins. Meanwhile, cab driver Tibor (Don Ameche) has fallen in love with Eve, arrives on the scene to win back Eve, and poses as her husband the Baron Czemy.
|Noah's Ark 1929 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Paul McAllister, Myrna Loy, Nigel De Brulier, Noble Johnson, Armand Kaliz
George O'Brien plays an American traveling in Europe who must leave the woman he loves–a German–as events beginning World War I intervene in their lives. Flashbacks provide parallels to Noah. Restored; mostly silent film is interesting piece of history to watch.
|The Temptress 1926 N/R, 117 min.|
Director: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller
Cast: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore, Roy D'Arcy, Armand Kaliz, Virginia Brown Faire, Robert Anderson, Francis McDonald, Hector Sarno
The Marquise, Elena (Greta Garbo), is a beautiful woman, but she brings destruction to all with her enticements that drive men crazy.
|Topper Takes a Trip 1938 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Verree Teasdale, Franklin Pangborn, Alexander D'Arcy, Paul Hurst, Spencer Charters, Irving Pichel, Armand Kaliz, Eddie Conrad, Leon Belasco, Georges Revanent, Wade Boteler
This film picks up where the original "Topper" left off (without Cary Grant, except in a flashback). Cosmo Topper's (Roland Young) wife Clara (Billie Burke) heads to France, intending to divorce Cosmo, thinking that he had an affair with Marion Kerby (Constance Bennett), who was, in reality, a ghost trying to do a good deed. Cosmo chases after Clara, hoping to change her mind, and Marion shows up with her ghost dog to help him out. Excellent special effects, especially for the 1930s.
|1. Design for Living (1933)|
2. Little Caesar (1931)
3. Midnight (1939)
4. Noah's Ark (1929)
5. The Temptress (1926)
6. Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
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