Tag Archives: 1930s

Boykott (1930) Robert Land, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Lil Dagover, Rolf von Goth, Drama

Boykott (1930)
A film about the pupils of a posh Berlin gymnasium in their final term (Ober-Primaner = pupils of the Upper First) and their class teacher/mentor/confessor teaching them about humanism and tolerance, a lesson that would be badly needed three years later. The teacher is this time not played by Jannings but by the equally great Theodor Loos. The illustrious father of one pupil is imprisoned because of embezzlement, the boy’s step-mother remains quite unmoved.

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Day-Time Wife (1939) Gregory Ratoff, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Warren William, Comedy, Romance

Day-Time Wife (1939)
When Jane Norton inadvertently discovers that Ken, her husband of two years, is dallying with his beautiful secretary, she decides to turn the tables by applying for a job as secretary to philandering architect Barney Dexter, an associate of her husband. Despite cynical advice from her friend Blanche, a three-time divorcée, Jane stays one step ahead of the amorous Dexter and uses Ken’s jealousy to get him to renounce his extra-marital indiscretions.

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Old Man Rhythm (1935) Edward Ludwig, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Comedy, Musical

Old Man Rhythm (1935)
Rich John Roberts, Jr. gets reports that his son, Johnny, is falling for a gold digging blonde at college. So he enrolls as a freshman to try to steer Johnny towards the girl he’d like him to marry. He hits upon the idea to have the blonde believe he lost his business, by writing a letter instructing his partner to wire him that his business went broke. But he gives the letter to a school official who forgets to mail it.

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Treachery Rides the Range (1936) Frank McDonald, Dick Foran, Paula Stone, Craig Reynolds, Music, Western

Treachery Rides the Range (1936)
The Indians need the Buffalo to survive and the Government has promised to keep the herds free from hunters. But Carter, of Carter and Barton, just signed a big contract for furs and Buffalo meat so they want the herds. The only way they can get them is to rile the Indians up enough to go on the warpath and break the treaty. After the trouble starts, the Indians get the Colonel’s daughter and hold her prisoner.

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