Tag Archives: 1930s

White Fang (1936) David Butler, Michael Whalen, Jean Muir, Slim Summerville, Action, Drama, Adventure

White Fang 1936
Sylvia Burgess and her weak-willed brother Hal travel to the gold mine they have inherited in the frozen north. Accompanying them is their tough guide Weedon Scott. Along the way they are attacked by a pack of wolves led by the half-wolf, half-dog White Fang. In terror, Hal commits suicide. Later, though, White Fang, recalling his distant heritage among men, protects Scott from danger. At the mine, Scott passes himself off as Sylvia’s brother Hal in order to keep her from being taken advantage of. Saloon owner Beauty Smith, himself hungry to take over Sylvia’s mine, sees through Scott’s ruse and has him accused of Hal’s murder. Only through the help of White Fang and Scott’s pal Slats does Scott have a chance to beat the rap and protect Sylvia and her mine.

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The Hardys Ride High (1939) George B. Seitz, Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Comedy

The Hardys Ride High 1939
Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the inheritance, he and his family must leave for Detroit. The disinherited heir Philip ‘Phil’ Westcott, adopted son of the deceased relative, has to leave the fabulous mansion Detroit. But the playboy Phil ain’t going down without a fight. He decides on a charm offensive. First with Polly Benedict and foremost Andrew ‘Andy’ Hardy, the son of Judge Hardy. Various complications follow.

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Manhattan Parade (1931) Lloyd Bacon, Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Joe Smith, Comedy

Manhattan Parade 1931
The John Roberts Costume Company is being run super-efficiently by Doris Roberts, but her husband demands that she give up her position to stay at home with their young son. Without her wheeling and dealing skills the company starts to lose money and when John leaves for Europe on a tryst, Doris returns to save the firm. Hooking up with an obviously disturbed producer and a pair of theatrical backers, the costume company seems to be on the road to riches again when John returns and wants his share of the profits.

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Woman Against the World (1937) David Selman, Alice Moore, Edgar Edwards, Ralph Forbes, Crime, Drama

Woman Against the World 1937
Anna Plummer (Alice Moore), daughter of a Canadian farmer, secretly marries against her father’s will. She and her young husband, Johnny Masters (Edgar Edwards), move to a big city, shortly before Anna gives birth to a daughter he is killed in a holdup. Anna is compelled to take her baby into the home of her domineering aunt (Ethel Reese-Burns), and in a quarrel, when Anna learns that her aunt has given her daughter away to be adopted, Anna accidentally kills the aunt. Anna goes to prison for five years for manslaughter. Later, she is aided by a rising young attorney, Larry Steele (Ralph Forbes)in her battle and quest to get her child back. A UK-quota film for Columbia.

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Fools for Scandal (1938) Mervyn LeRoy, Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravey, Ralph Bellamy, Comedy, Music, Romance

Fools for Scandal (1938)
Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the dessert, the chef quits and he takes the job, unbeknownst to Kay. By the next day, the scandal is all over London about him living in her house and that upsets Philip, who wants Kay for his wife. Kay tells Rene to leave, but Rene plans to get rid of Philip.

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Rendezvous (1935) William K. Howard, Sam Wood, William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Comedy, War

Rendezvous (1935)
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill’s orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel’s affection and his pursuit of Karloff’s connections to retrieve a stolen code book.

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