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DVD Review: "Forbidden Hollywood Volumes 4 And 5"

26 August 2012 3:47 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Doug Gerbino

The Warner Archive has released two more volumes in their “Forbidden Hollywood” series.  Marijuana, Lesbians -And-William Powell speaks Yiddish!

Forbidden Hollywood-Volumes 4 & 5 have been released by Warner Archive Collection. I have been a big fan of this series since The VHS/laser disc days. These pre-code films are a hell-of-a-lot-of-fun to watch, and no one did them better than Warner Brothers. As my cinema guru , Tom Dillon ["The Sage of Grammercy Park"] once said: “You wanna take a shower after watching a good pre-Cceighte Warner Bros. film!” These 8 films are great examples of that genre.

Volume 4-all 1932

Jewell Robbery-William Powell and Kay Francis star in this story of a high society jewel thief who uses marijuana, amongst other things, to get what he wants. Directed by William Dieterle

Lawyer Man- William Powell and Joan Blondell. Powell stars as a lawyer who workds his way up from the lower east side to Park Ave. »

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