Tag Archives: 1930s

Top of the Town (1937) Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Comedy, Music

Top of the Town (1937)
Diana Borden (Doris Lloyd, a bleeding-heart rich-girl, returns from a trip to Russia filled with sympathy for the “little” people of the slums and wants to do “something” artistic and socially significant for them…so she opens up a nightclub atop a 100-story skyscraper. For her, that means acts such as opera singers, extracts from “Hamlet” and three sailors imitating a giraffe.

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L’atalante (1934) Jean Vigo, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Drama, Romance

L'atalante (1934)
When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him as he captains a river barge. Besides the two of them, are a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, she slips off to see the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pere Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.

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