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Author: Nancy CarrollCary GrantRandolph ScottEdward WoodsLillian BondAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Series: Universal backlot series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
Summary:
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 reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Musical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Carroll; Cary Grant; Randolph Scott; Edward Woods; Lillian Bond; Claudette Colbert; Ricardo Cortez; David Manners; Lyda Roberti; Josephine Lovett; Joseph Moncure March; Seton I Miller; William A Seiter; Lenore Coffee; Lynn Starling; Alexander Hall; George Somnes; Harvey Fergusson; Grace Perkins; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Productions.; Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (U.S.); Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 317559558
Language Note: English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from set container.
Hot Saturday is based on the novel by Harvey Fergusson.
Torch singer is based on the story "Mike" by Grace Perkins.
Hot Saturday violated the Production Code's strictures against scenes of seduction, this includes the scenes in which a group of young people drive to a drinking party that leads to worse behavior. Torch singer violated the Production Codes strictures against raising a child born out of wedlock, illicit love scenes, drunkenness and a shimmering lamé gown.
Accompanying booklet entitled: Code to govern the making of talking, synchronized and silent motion pictures and the reason supporting it / formulated by Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc. and Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., June 13, 1934.
Performer(s): Hot Saturday cast: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods, Lilian Bond.
Torch singer cast: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages ; 17 cm).
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., digitally remastered, dual-layer, NTSC.
Contents: Hot Saturday / Paramount Pictures ; writers, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller ; directed by William A. Seiter ; (1932 ; 73 min.) ; Torch singer / Paramount Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Lynn Starling ; directed by Alexander Hall, George Somnes ; (71 min.).
Series Title: Universal backlot series.
Other Titles: Hot Saturday.
Torch singer.
Code to govern the making of talking, synchronized and silent motion pictures and the reason supporting it.
Pre-Code Hollywood collection.

Abstract:

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 reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex.

Hot Saturday: Bank employee Ruth Brock has a reputation around town for being fast-and-easy. Yet none of the panting suitors has made her yet. She disillusions each one, but the last guy is a bad sport and starts a gossip scandal about her and a millionaire playboy. This causes Ruth to lose her job. Figuring that as long as she has the name, she might as well play the game.

Torch singer: Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her. She gives the baby up for adoption. Michael Gardner is the father who leaves for China not knowing about the baby. Sally assumes he has abandoned her for life. She gets a job as a torch singer and changes her name to Mimi Benton. She becomes notorious for her drinking and philadering. Then, Mimi fills in on a children's radio program singing and telling bedtime stories. She uses the airtime to find her daughter. She leaves her partying days behind and reunites with Michael.

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