|The Case of the Lucky Legs 1935 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Barton MacLane, Peggy Shannon, Porter Hall, Craig Reynolds, Henry O'Neill
Margie (Patricia Ellis) wins the Lucky Lady contest, but the shady promoter probably has skipped town with the prize money. Perry Mason (Warren William) is called in to help find him, which he does–but the promoter is dead. Whodunit? Good, humorous entry.
|Kiss and Make Up 1934 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Harlan Thompson
Cast: Cary Grant, Genevieve Tobin, Helen Mack, Edward Everett Horton, Lucien Littlefield, Mona Maris, Katherine Williams, Lucille Lund, Rafael Storm, Doris Lloyd, Sam Ash, Helena Phillips Evans, Toby Wing, Henry Armetta, George Beranger
When Eve Caron (Genevieve Tobin) becomes obsessed with her physical attributes, her husband Marcel (Edward Everett Horton) loses all romantic interest in Eve and divorces her. Eve has been a patient of Dr. Maurice Lamar (Cary Grant) who runs a clinic for wealthy clients and turns them into beautiful women. Maurice falls for Eve, and Eve marries him on the rebound. It doesn't take long for Maurice to suffer from Eve's vanity, and he leaves her with hopes of finding love with his faithful, unadorned secretary Anne (Helen Mack), but she has married Marcel. By story's end, Anne has learned that Marcel is also self-absorbed, and she looks for love with Maurice.
|No Time for Comedy 1940 N/R, 98 min.|
aka: Guy with a Grin
Director: William Keighley
Cast: James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin, Louise Beavers, Frank Faylen, Allyn Joslyn, Clarence Kolb, Robert Greig, J.M. Kerrigan
Gaylord and Linda Easterbrook (James Stewart and Rosalind Russell) are a playwright and actress who spar with each other while his play is being readied as a Broadway production.
|One Hour with You 1932 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, Josephine Dunn, Richard Carle, George Barbier, Barbara Leonard, Charles Judels, Eric Wilton, Donald Novis, Mae Questel
Andre and Colette (Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald) are happily married. Andre, a doctor, has had chances to be unfaithful due to come-on's by his female patients, but when he meets Colette's best friend, Mitzi (Genevieve Tobin), the matrimonial mix-ups begin. Lots of music in this good remake of 1924's "The Marriage Circle," also directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film received a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
|Perfect Understanding 1933 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: Cyril Gardner
Cast: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Sir Nigel Playfair, Michael Farmer, Peter Gawthorne, Genevieve Tobin
Gloria Swanson produced this tale of a triangle involving Nicholas (Laurence Olivier), his new bride, and a former lover. It is not one of Olivier's better-known efforts, and far from his best.
|The Petrified Forest 1936 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Joe Sawyer, Porter Hall, Charley Grapewin, Paul Harvey, Eddie Acuff, Adrian Morris, John Alexander, Arthur Aylesworth, Nina Campana, Slim Thompson
British writer Alan Squier (Leslie Howard) has seen better days when he wanders into the Arizona cafe owned by Jason Marple (Porter Hall). Jason's daughter, Gabrielle (Betty Davis), is working as a waitress, and the two are attracted to each other. Gabrielle tells Alan that she is unhappy and wants to go to France to see her mother and write poetry. Now, Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart) and his gang invade the cafe and hold them all captive. Alan wants them to kill him so that the Gabrielle can journey to France on the insurance money–and he dies in Gabrielle's arms.
|The Woman in Red 1935 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: Robert Florey
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed, Dorothy Tree, Arthur Treacher, Russell Hicks, Nella Walker, Claude Gillingwater, Doris Lloyd, Hale Hamilton, Edward Van Sloan, Forrester Harvey, Bill Elliott
Equestrian Shelby Barret (Barbara Stanwyck) works at wealthy widow "Nicko" Nicholas' (Genevieve Tobin) stables and becomes involved with polo player Johnny Wyatt (Gene Raymond). This incurs the wrath of Nicko who wants Johnny for herself. Meanwhile, wealthy yachtsman Gene Fairchild (John Eldredge) falls in love with Shelby. But, Shelby and Johnny elope and are finding happiness. When Johnny is away, Gene asks Shelby to help him entertain a client aboard his yacht, and Shelby agrees. After the client falls overboard and drowns, Gene is tried for the murder but is saved when Shelby arrives as the "woman in red" and testifies in Gene's defense. Gene is acquitted, and Johnny and his family stand by Shelby.
|1. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)|
2. Kiss and Make Up (1934)
3. No Time for Comedy (1940)
aka: Guy with a Grin
4. One Hour with You (1932)
5. Perfect Understanding (1933)
6. The Petrified Forest (1936)
7. The Woman in Red (1935)
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