Tag Archives: 1930s

Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) Mark Sandrich, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Comedy, Musical

Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
Todd stars as Amelia Frisby, the owner of a beauty supply business. Andy Williams (Wheeler) and Dr. Bob Dudley (Woolsey) convince her to hire them as salesman to promote her new flavored lipstick, and hilarity ensues. The film features Etting singing “Keep Romance Alive” and Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee singing “Keep On Doin’ What You’re Doin'” by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.
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The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936) Frank McDonald, Ricardo Cortez, Kay Linaker, John Eldredge, Mystery

The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936)
Crotchety hospital administrator Peter Melady, self-proclaimed developer of a new wonder anaesthetic, is about to undergo a delicate operation to be performed by the glib Dr. Leo Harrigan, Melady’s longtime mutual adversary. Police are called when the murdered body of Harrigan is found in an elevator, and Melady, last seen being wheeled on a gurney to surgery by Harrigan, has disappeared.
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Honolulu (1939) Edward Buzzell, Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Honolulu (1939)
Movie star Brooks Mason tries to avoid his fans and spend some weeks on vacation. When Hawaiian plantage-owner George Smith is mistaken by Mason’s fans for Mason and brought to Mason’s home. They decide to change their identitiess for a few weeks. But George Smith is mobbed by Mason’s fans again on a personal appearance tour in New York, Mason falls in love to dancer Dorothy March, who also is on her way to Hawaii. Problems for Mason arise due to the fact that Smith is engaged with Cecilia Grayson, and her wealthy father believes, that Smith has double-crossed him. Mason isn’t able to establish a connection with Smith in New York due to his agent’s orders…
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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) Alfred E. Green, Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Drama

The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached (“if only we were free”) by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine’s husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam.
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Montana Moon (1930) Malcolm St. Clair, Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Montana Moon (1930)
While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry.
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Bulldog Jack (1935) Walter Forde, Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Bulldog Jack (1935)
Bulldog Drummond is injured when his sabotaged car crashes and Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth. He is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweler grandfather who has been kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in an exciting chase on a runaway train in the London Underground.
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