Collections: Pre-code/Forbidden

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1.
Baby Face (1933)
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top. (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume one ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
2.
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
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Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume one ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
3.
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One. (81 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume one ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
4.
The Divorcee (1930)
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume two ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
5.
A Free Soul (1931)
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An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him. (93 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume two ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
6.
Three on a Match (1932)
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs. (63 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume two ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
7.
Female (1933)
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Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer. (60 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume two ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
8.
Night Nurse (1931)
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A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children. (72 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume two ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
9.
Other Men's Women (1931)
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Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife. (71 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
10.
The Purchase Price (1932)
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A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer. (68 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
11.
Frisco Jenny (1932)
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Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house... (73 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
12.
Midnight Mary (1933)
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager... (74 mins.)
Director: William Wellman
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
13.
Heroes for Sale (1933)
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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break... (76 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
14.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
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In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected. (68 mins.)
“ Forbidden Hollywood: volume three ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
15.
The Cheat (1931)
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Woman in debt makes an impulsive investment which doesn't go her way. (74 mins.)
Director: George Abbott
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
16.
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
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A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania. (78 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
17.
Hot Saturday (1932)
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A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer. (73 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
18.
Torch Singer (1933)
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer. (71 mins.)
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
19.
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation. (89 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
20.
Search for Beauty (1934)
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Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures. (78 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
“ Pre-Code Hollywood ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy