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Pre-Code Hollywood Collection
- Fannie Ward

Overview - In 1934, censorship arrived in Hollywood in the form of the "Production Code," a strict set of government guidelines for what filmmakers could--and, more importantly, could not--include in their movies. This collection offers six "taboo" films created before the rules were in place: THE CHEAT, starring Tallulah Bankhead as an adulterous wife; MERRILY WE GO TO HELL, a story about an abusive alcoholic husband; HOT SATURDAY, featuring Cary Grant and Nancy Carroll in a scandalous affair; TORCH SINGER, the tale of a woman (Claudette Colbert) who gives up an illegitimate child; MURDER AT THE VANITIES; and SEARCH FOR BEAUTY.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In 1934, censorship arrived in Hollywood in the form of the "Production Code," a strict set of government guidelines for what filmmakers could--and, more importantly, could not--include in their movies. This collection offers six "taboo" films created before the rules were in place: THE CHEAT, starring Tallulah Bankhead as an adulterous wife; MERRILY WE GO TO HELL, a story about an abusive alcoholic husband; HOT SATURDAY, featuring Cary Grant and Nancy Carroll in a scandalous affair; TORCH SINGER, the tale of a woman (Claudette Colbert) who gives up an illegitimate child; MURDER AT THE VANITIES; and SEARCH FOR BEAUTY. See individual titles for additional details.

Cast List

Tallulah Bankhead - American Actress
George Abbott - Playwright/Prod./Director
Harvey Stephens - American actor, THE TEXANS (1938)
Cary Grant - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Archibald Alexander Leach - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
William A. Seiter - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
William Seiter - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Nancy Carroll - American Actress
Fredric March - American Actor, A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Fredric McIntyre Bickel - American Actor, A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Dorothy Arzner - American Director/Editor
Sylvia Sidney - American actress, SABOTAGE (1936)
Sophia Kosow - American actress, SABOTAGE (1936)
Jack Oakie - American Supporting Actor
Lewis Delaney Offield - American Supporting Actor
Erle C. Kenton - American Director
Alexander Hall - Director, mostly '30s-'50s comedies, began as an Editor
Al Hall - Director, mostly '30s-'50s comedies, began as an Editor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025195051910
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: April 2009

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