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The forbidden Hollywood collection

Author: Roy Del RuthMichael CurtizHoward BrethertonWilliam KeighleyMervyn LeRoyAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : English
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A laser disc collection of six movies produced in 1932-1933 just before the National Legion of Decency cleaned up everybody's act with the Hollywood Censorship Code. Female is about a wealthy, feminist president of an automobile company who is married to her job until she meets a man who can't be bought or used. Blessed event is about a gossip columnist whose work lands him at the top of the tabloids. Ladies they  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Del Ruth; Michael Curtiz; Howard Bretherton; William Keighley; Mervyn LeRoy; Edgar Selwyn; Ruth Chatterton; George Brent; Lois Wilson; Lee Tracy; Mary Brian; Dick Powell; Barbara Stanwyck; Preston Foster; Joan Blondell; Ann Dvorak; Bette Davis; Humphrey Bogart; Maureen O'Sullivan; Gregory Ratoff; Loretta Young; Turner Entertainment Co.; First National Pictures.; Vitaphone Corp.; Warner Bros. Pictures.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
ISBN: 0792820487 9780792820482
OCLC Number: 29825222
Notes: Title from label.
Digital sound with CX noise reduction.
Includes three original theatrical trailers.
Cast: Female: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson; Blessed Event: Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins; Ladies they talk about: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston S. Foster, Lyle Talbot; Three on a match: Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart; Skyscraper souls: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page; Employees' entrance: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White.
Description: 4 videodiscs (CLV) (469 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
Contents: sides 1-2. Female (1933, ca. 60 min.) / First National Pictures [and] Vitaphone present; directed by Michael Curtiz; screen play by Gene Markey & Kathryn Scola --
sides 2-3. Blessed event (1922, ca. 84 min.) / Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. present; directed by Roy Del Ruth; screen play by howard Green --
sides 3-4. Ladies they talk about (1933, ca. 69 min.) / Warner Bros. Pictures & the Vitaphone Corp. present; directed by Howard Bretherton and William Keighley; screen play by Brown Holmes, William McGrath, & Sidney Sutherland --
sides 4-5. Three on a match (1932, ca. 68 min.) / First National Pictures [and] Vitaphone present; directed by Mervyn LeRoy; screen play by Lucien Hubbard; story by Kubec Glasmon & John Bright --
sides 5-7. Skyscraper souls (1932, ca. 99 min.) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents; a Cosmopolitan production; directed by Edgar Selwyn; adapted by C. Gardner Sullivan --
sides 7-8. Employees' entrance (1932, ca. 75 min.). First National Pictures [and] Vitaphone present; directed by Roy Del Ruth; screen play by Robert Presnell.
Other Titles: Female.
Blessed event.
Ladies they talk about.
Three on a match.
Skyscraper souls.
Employees' entrance.
Responsibility: Turner.

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A laser disc collection of six movies produced in 1932-1933 just before the National Legion of Decency cleaned up everybody's act with the Hollywood Censorship Code. Female is about a wealthy, feminist president of an automobile company who is married to her job until she meets a man who can't be bought or used. Blessed event is about a gossip columnist whose work lands him at the top of the tabloids. Ladies they talk about portrays a female bank robber in prison whose reformer rehabilitates her by falling in love with her. In Three on a match three childhood friends lose touch and meet again ten years later. In Skyscraper souls a ruthless bank owner plans to build a 100 foot monument to his own ego despite the fluctuating stock market and the financial instability of his employees. Employees' entrance is a drama about a tyrannical owner of a New York department store, a young sales girl, and a rising young employee.

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