|The Case of the Velvet Claws 1936 N/R, 60 min.|
Director: William Clemens
Cast: Warren William, Claire Dodd, Wini Shaw, Bill Elliott, Joe King, Addison Richards, Eddie Acuff, Olin Howland, Kenneth Harlan, Clara Blandick
Well, what-do-you-know, Perry Mason (Warren William) marries his faithful secretary, Della Street (Claire Dodd). But before they can take off on their honeymoon, Perry is hired (at gunpoint) to stop an article from being printed in a scandal sheet. It turns out that the woman behind the gun is the wife of the publisher of the paper, and she will do anything to ensure that her affair with another is not made public. Fast-paced, fun mystery.
|Front Page Woman 1935 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns, Wini Shaw, J. Carrol Naish, Joseph Crehan, J. Farrell MacDonald, Addison Richards, Selmer Jackson, Joe King, Walter Walker, Gordon Westcott, Dorothy Dare, June Martel, Miki Morita
Newspaper reporters Ellen Garfield (Bette Davis) and Curt Devlin (George Brent) are always on the lookout for a chance to be first to file the latest hot news story. When they are assigned to cover a murder case involving arson, Ellen gets enough evidence for Maitland Coulter (Gordon Westcott) to be arrested and out-scoops Curt. But, Ellen's story is incorrect, and she is fired. Now, Ellen continues on the case, gets a confession from the murderer, Coulter is released, and Ellen and Curt discover that they love each other.
|Gold Diggers of 1935 1935 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Busby Berkeley
Cast: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Wini Shaw, Grant Mitchell, Hugh Herbert, Joseph Cawthorn, Dorothy Dare, Ruth Eddings, Don Brodie, E.E. Clive, Dennis O'Keefe
Following the popularity of "Gold Diggers of 1933," this film was made, and it was not a disappointment. The story takes place during the summer at the seaside resort Hotel Wentworth where the workers depend on tips and often fleece the guests. Desk clerk Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is working to pay medical school bills and is engaged to hostess Arlene (Dorothy Dare). Among the guests are multi-millionaire Mathilda Prentiss (Alice Brady) and her daughter Ann (Gloria Stuart). Mathilda hires Dick to chaperone Ann, and, of course, they fall in love–much to the dismay of Mathilda. Meanwhile, Mathilda is in charge of running the annual charity theater show, and she hires Russian director Nicolett (Adolphe Menjou). The show does go on, and one of its musical numbers, "Lullaby of Broadway," won the Academy Award for Best Song. Another Busby Berkeley musical extravaganza.
|Satan Met a Lady 1936 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Drama
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, Marie Wilson, Barbara Blane, Wini Shaw, Porter Hall, Olin Howland, Charles C. Wilson, Sol Gorss, May Beatty, James P. Burtis, Maynard Holmes, Joe King
Valerie Purvis (Bette Davis) hires detective Ted Shayne (Warren William) to locate Mme. Barrabas (Alison Skipworth), but Valerie doesn't tell Ted why she wants him to find her. Ted does meet up with Barrabas who tells him that Valerie has stolen her valuable jewel-encrusted ram's horn, and she hires Ted to get it back. Ted puts his partner on Valerie's trail, but Valerie kills him, and the plot thickens.
|1. The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)|
2. The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)
3. Front Page Woman (1935)
4. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
5. Satan Met a Lady (1936)
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