Tag Archives: 1930s
Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930) Spencer Gordon Bennet, José Bohr, Myrna Loy, Walter Miller, Comedy, Musical, Western
Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very happy to be able to return to Paris and to meet Lise, his daughter, again. But, to his dismay, he finds that Lise, through the fault of André, her lover and pimp, has unwillingly committed a murder.
Hook Line and Sinker (1930) Edward F. Cline, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Comedy, Romance
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) Edward Ludwig, Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Joel McCrea plays a hotshot reporter who thinks he knows everything and Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him. It turns out the financier of her play is a notorious art collector who steals what he can’t buy and the play he’s financing is just a front for a job he is planning.
Monte Carlo (1930) Ernst Lubitsch, Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count Rudolph Farriere is taken by her beauty, but she rebuffs him, not even looking at him.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Ernst Lubitsch, Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Comedy, Romance, Musical
On the day of her wedding a young woman’s fiancé doesn’t show up, sleeping off the results of the previous night’s wild bachelor party. Miffed, the woman decides to go ahead with the wedding anyway to teach her fiancé a lesson, so she calls her lawyer, Henry, and has him stand in for her missing groom.
Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939) James P. Hogan, John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Enchanted April (1935) Harry Beaumont, Ann Harding, Frank Morgan, Katharine Alexander, Comedy, Drama, Romance
For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what’s missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, leaving behind the everyday cares and monotony of their respective lives.