|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.
|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.
|Nancy Drew - Detective 1938 N/R, 66 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: William Clemens
Cast: Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas, James Stephenson, Frank Orth, Helena Phillips Evans, Edward Keane, Charles Trowbridge, Mae Busch, Dick Purcell, Renie Riano, Brandon Tynan, Lottie Williams, Vera Lewis, Tommy Bupp
This is the first of a short series of Nancy Drew stories based on Carolyn Keene's teen sleuth books that were popular in the 1930s. This entry is taken from "The Password to Larkspur Lane" with Nancy (Bonita Granville) and her boyfriend Ted (Frankie Thomas) investigating the disappearance of a wealthy woman. The trail leads to a nursing home. Enjoyable fare, especially for the young set.
|1. Design for Living (1933)|
2. Kiss and Make Up (1934)
3. Nancy Drew - Detective (1938)
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