Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses his love Joan Martin to apparently upright competitor James Wallingham. He counters by adding a veneer of respectability to his own operation. Meanwhile he exposes Wallingham for a fraud.
Tag Archives: 1930s
Our Betters (1933) George Cukor, Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster, Comedy, Drama, Romance
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to prevent war.
The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army.
César runs a bar along Marseilles’ port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts.
François Premier / Francis the First (1937) Christian-Jaque, Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Comedy
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera “Francis I, or the Loves of the Beautiful Ferroniere”.
Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931) W.S. Van Dyke, Leslie Howard, Conchita Montenegro, C. Aubrey Smith, Drama
Dan works for Pritchard and Pritchard out of San Francisco and is in love with Maisie, referred to as “the icebox” by his news reporter friend. As one of his ships returns to San Francisco, Dan learns that the Captain has contracted Leprosy and asks Dan to be the guardian of his South Sea island daughter Tamea.
Les Misérables (1935) Richard Boleslawski, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Drama, History, Romance
This is by far the best version of Les Misérables ever made in my opinion and the critics. Charles Laughton makes this movie, but literally every scene and every character add to this amazing film. If you have never seen a Charles Laughton movie this one will get you hooked.