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Forbidden Hollywood. Volume 5

Author: Mervyn LeRoyWilson MiznerRobert LordJames CagneyAllen JenkinsAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012]
Series: Archive collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the dawn of sound and before the Production Code, Hollywood ran wild and free. Fearlessly and frankly tackling subjects and scenes that would quickly become forbidden to a generation of filmmakers, these seldom-seen pre-Code wonders are both revelatory and sin-sational. This fifth volume takes a walk on the wild side.
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Genre/Form: Crime films
Romantic comedy films
Romance films
Detective and mystery films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn LeRoy; Wilson Mizner; Robert Lord; James Cagney; Allen Jenkins; Houston Branch; Howard Bretherton; William Keighley; Brown Holmes; William McGrath; Sidney Sutherland; Barbara Stanwyck; Preston Foster; Dorothy Mackaye; Roy Del Ruth; Warren William; Constance Cummings; Vivian Cosby; Lloyd Bacon; Niven Busch; Lillie Hayward; Joan Blondell; George Brent; Mary Roberts Rinehart; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Vitaphone Corp.; First National Pictures, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 805734984
Notes: Title from container.
Hard to handle based on the original story by Houston Branch. Ladies they talk about based on a play by Dorothy Mackaye and Carleton Miles. The mind reader based on a play by Vivian Cosby. Miss Pinkerton based on the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."
Includes theatrical trailers for Hard to handle, Ladies they talk about, and Miss Pinkerton.
Credits: Hard to handle: Director of photography, Barney McGill ; editor, William Holmes.
Ladies they talk about: Director of photography, John Seitz ; editor, Basil Wrangel.
The mind reader: Director of photography, Sol Polito ; editor, James Gibbons.
Miss Pinkerton: Director of photography, Barney McGill ; editor, Ray Curtiss.
Cast: Hard to handle: James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Claire Dodd, Robert McWade.
Ladies they talk about: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston S. Foster, Lyle Talbot.
The mind reader: Warren William, Constance Cummings, Allen Jenkins, Mayo Methot.
Miss Pinkerton: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall, John Wray, Elizabeth Patterson, C. Henry Gordon.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (282 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Contents: Hard to handle / Warner Bros. Pictures & the Vitaphone Corp. present ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Wilson Mizner & Robert Lord (1933, 78 min.) --
Ladies they talk about / Warner Bros. Pictures & the Vitaphone Corp. present ; directed by Howard Bretherton and William Keighley ; screen play by Brown Holmes, William McGrath & Sidney Sutherland (1933, 69 min.) --
The mind reader / First National Pictures present ; directed by Roy Del Ruth ; screen play by Robert Lord & Wilson Mizner (1933, 70 min.) --
Miss Pinkerton / First National Pictures present ; directed by Lloyd Bacon ; adaptation by Niven Busch & Lillie Hayward (1932, 65 min.).
Series Title: Archive collection.
Other Titles: Hard to handle.
Ladies they talk about.
Mind reader.
Miss Pinkerton.

Abstract:

After the dawn of sound and before the Production Code, Hollywood ran wild and free. Fearlessly and frankly tackling subjects and scenes that would quickly become forbidden to a generation of filmmakers, these seldom-seen pre-Code wonders are both revelatory and sin-sational. This fifth volume takes a walk on the wild side.

Hard to handle: Con leads to con when the prize money for a rigged dance marathon is stolen.

Ladies they talk about: "Nan Taylor, caught after an otherwise successful bank robbery, falls for radio crusader David Slade and confides her guilt to him. Much to her surprise, he turns her in. As a "new fish" at San Quentin, Nan fits right in, but won't see Slade, who still loves her. Then she learns that her former partners in crime, Don and Dutch, are on the other side of the wall in the men's section and have an escape plan."--Rod Crawford in the IMDB

The mind reader: Con man "Chandra" pretends to be clairvoyant, but his girlfriend wants him to go straight.

Miss Pinkerton: Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death.

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