The Resource Pre-code Hollywood collection, Paramount Pictures, (videorecording)

Pre-code Hollywood collection, Paramount Pictures, (videorecording)

Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection
Title
Pre-code Hollywood collection
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures
Contributor
Actor
Author
Choreographer
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Lyricist
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Six films made before the Production Code. In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free rein to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex
  • The cheat: Tallulah Bankhead plays a spoiled socialite who borrows money from an exotic art collector to replace what she has stolen from a charity. The collateral for the loan and the penalty for default may shock even modern audiences. The cheat violated the Production Code's strictures against miscegenation, sadism, white slavery and rape
  • Merrily we go to hell: A cautionary tale of a marriage wrecked by the drinking of a young husband. Has numerous scenes of drunken parties which were prohibited by the Code, as well as clinging gowns and art deco settings
  • Hot Saturday: A small-town girl spends the night with a family friend in defiance of her mother, who has accused her of sleeping with the town playboy. The Code forbade seduction scenes and disapproved of the scenes in which a group of young people drive to the playboy's lakeside lodge for a drinking party that leads to worse
  • Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
  • Murder at the Vanities: This film is an elaborate showcase for the female form. It violated almost every section of the Code
  • Search for beauty: Con artists dupe Olympic athletes into endorsing a skin magazine. The movie was heavily censored
Member of
Cataloging source
FSP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • The Cheat: Photography, George Folsey
  • Merrily we go to Hell: Phoography, David Abel
  • Hot Saturday: Photography, Arthur L. Todd
  • Torch singer: Photography, Karl Strauss ; music and lyrics, Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
  • Murder at the Vanities: Photography, Leo Tover ; lyrics and music, Arthur Johnston and Sam Caslow ; dance numbers, LArry Ceballus and Leroy Prinz
  • Search for beauty: Photography, Harry Fischbeck
Dewey number
813.52
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
  • PN1997.A1
  • PN1995.9.S45
LC item number
  • P74
  • P74 2009
PerformerNote
  • The Cheat: Tallulah Bankhead, Irving Pichel
  • Merrily we go to Hell: Frederic March, Sylvia Sidney
  • Hot Saturday: Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott, Cary Grant
  • Torch singer: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti, Baby Le Roy
  • Murder at the Vanities: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael. With the musical talents of Kitty Carlisle and Duke Ellington
  • Search for beauty: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Roscoe Karns, Toby Wing, Gertrude Michael, Bradley Page
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1968
  • 1891-1954
  • 1897-1975
  • 1910-1999
  • 1904-1986
  • 1898-1987
  • 1904-1965
  • 1899-1977
  • 1901-1998
  • 1912-1938
  • 1893-1958
  • 1886-1959
  • 1903-1978
  • 1910-2007
  • 1899-1974
  • 1911-1964
  • 1908-1983
  • 1918-1995
  • 1890-1973
  • 1886-1959
  • 1893-1970
  • 1915-2001
  • 1887-1995
  • 1900-1979
  • 1892-1964
  • 1894-1968
  • -1956
  • 1898-1972
  • 1896-1980
  • 1898-1988
  • 1883-1973
  • 1902-1964
  • 1898-1954
  • 1895-1983
  • 1901-1942
  • 1893-1966
  • 1904-
  • 1890-1971
  • 1900-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bankhead, Tallulah
  • Pichel, Irving
  • March, Fredric
  • Sidney, Sylvia
  • Grant, Cary
  • Scott, Randolph
  • Carroll, Nancy
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • Cortez, Ricardo
  • Manners, David
  • Roberti, Lyda
  • Baby Le Roy
  • Brisson, Carl
  • McLaglen, Victor
  • Oakie, Jack
  • Carlisle, Kitty
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Stickney, Dorothy
  • Michael, Gertrude
  • Crabbe, Buster
  • Lupino, Ida
  • Armstrong, Robert
  • Gleason, James
  • Karns, Roscoe
  • Wing, Toby
  • Page, Bradley
  • Abbott, George
  • Arzner, Dorothy
  • Seiter, William A.
  • Hall, Alexander
  • Somnes, George
  • Leisen, Mitchell
  • Kenton, Erle C.
  • Folsey, George J.
  • Abel, David
  • Todd, Arthur L.
  • Strauss, Karl
  • Tover, Leo
  • Fischbeck, Harry
  • Johnston, Arthur
  • Caslow, Sam
  • Ceballus, Larry
  • Prinz, Le Roy
  • Rainger, Ralph
  • Robin, Leo
  • Turnbull, Hector
  • King, Rufus
  • Milton, Paul R.
  • Lucas, Cleo
  • Fergusson, Harvey
  • Perkins, Grace
  • Carroll, Earl
  • Grey, Schuyler E
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
466
Series statement
Universal backlot series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fergusson, Harvey
  • Perkins, Grace
  • Carroll, Earl
  • King, Rufus
  • Grey, Schuyler E.
  • Milton, Paul R.
  • Embezzlement
  • Alcoholism
  • Fornication
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Nudity
Technique
live action
Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection, Paramount Pictures, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from container
  • "6 shocking films from the era before rules!"--Box
  • The Cheat: Based on an original story by Hector Turnbull
  • Merrily we go to Hell: Based on the story, 'I Jerry, take thee Joan' by Cleo Lucas
  • Hot Saturday: Based on the novel by Harvey Fergusson
  • Torch singer: Based on the story 'Mike' by Grace Perkins
  • Murder at the Vanities: Based on the play by Earl Carroll and Rufus King
  • Search for beauty: Based on the play by Schuyler E. Grey and Paul R. Milton
  • Originally produced as a motion pictures 1931-1934
Bar code
  • 31223137447455
  • 31223137447471
  • 31223137447497
  • 31223093456920
  • 31223137447489
  • 31223137447463
  • 31223117975780
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1932 ; 73 min.)
  • Torch singer
  • Paramount Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Lynn Starling ; directed by Alexander Hall, George Somnes ;
  • (1933 ; 72 min.)
  • Murder at the Vanities
  • Paramount Pictures ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Joseph Gollomb, Carey Wilson ; directed by Mitchell Leisen ;
  • (1934 ; 90 min.)
  • Search for beauty
  • Paramount Pictures ; story by David Boehm, Maurine Watkins ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Claude Binyon, Frank Butler ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ;
  • (1934 ; 78 min.)
  • Cheat
  • Paramount Pictures ; silent film script, Hector Turnbull ; writer, Harry Hervey ; directed by George Abbott ;
  • (1931 ; 68 min.)
  • Merrily we go to Hell
  • Paramount Pictures ; writer, Edwin Justus Mayer ; directed by Dorothy Arzner ;
  • (1932 ; 84 min.)
  • Hot Saturday
  • Paramount Pictures ; writers, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller ; directed by William A. Seiter ;
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (466 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195051910
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)318451919
System details
DVD; full frame 1.33:1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; digitally remastered; dual-layer; NTSC region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection, Paramount Pictures, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from container
  • "6 shocking films from the era before rules!"--Box
  • The Cheat: Based on an original story by Hector Turnbull
  • Merrily we go to Hell: Based on the story, 'I Jerry, take thee Joan' by Cleo Lucas
  • Hot Saturday: Based on the novel by Harvey Fergusson
  • Torch singer: Based on the story 'Mike' by Grace Perkins
  • Murder at the Vanities: Based on the play by Earl Carroll and Rufus King
  • Search for beauty: Based on the play by Schuyler E. Grey and Paul R. Milton
  • Originally produced as a motion pictures 1931-1934
Bar code
  • 31223137447455
  • 31223137447471
  • 31223137447497
  • 31223093456920
  • 31223137447489
  • 31223137447463
  • 31223117975780
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1932 ; 73 min.)
  • Torch singer
  • Paramount Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Lynn Starling ; directed by Alexander Hall, George Somnes ;
  • (1933 ; 72 min.)
  • Murder at the Vanities
  • Paramount Pictures ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Joseph Gollomb, Carey Wilson ; directed by Mitchell Leisen ;
  • (1934 ; 90 min.)
  • Search for beauty
  • Paramount Pictures ; story by David Boehm, Maurine Watkins ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Claude Binyon, Frank Butler ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ;
  • (1934 ; 78 min.)
  • Cheat
  • Paramount Pictures ; silent film script, Hector Turnbull ; writer, Harry Hervey ; directed by George Abbott ;
  • (1931 ; 68 min.)
  • Merrily we go to Hell
  • Paramount Pictures ; writer, Edwin Justus Mayer ; directed by Dorothy Arzner ;
  • (1932 ; 84 min.)
  • Hot Saturday
  • Paramount Pictures ; writers, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller ; directed by William A. Seiter ;
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (466 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195051910
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)318451919
System details
DVD; full frame 1.33:1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; digitally remastered; dual-layer; NTSC region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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