The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds. Read More »
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In 1828, the bankrupt Pyncheon family fight over Seven Gables, the ancestral mansion. Read More »
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along. Read More »
Ihre Majestät die Liebe / Her Majesty Love (1931) Joe May, Käthe von Nagy, Francis Lederer, Otto Wallburg, Comedy
Fred von Wellingen is a wealthy industrialist, part of a large family-owned corporation. Fred has fallen for Lia, a comely bartender in the Berlin Cabaret. Read More »
The House of Fear (1939) Joe May, William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Dorothy Arnold, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor’s murder, which occurred during the performance of a play. Read More »
Joe May’s sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to its characters, and the ability to take a simple and essentially melodramatic story and turn it into something more complex and inherently cinematic.
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Lisa (Jane Bryan) finds herself being forcefully wooed by Michael Michailow (Basil Rathbone), a concert pianist many years her senior. In a nightclub, she finally succumbs to a kiss, and the sight causes the cabaret singer, Vera Kowalska (Kay Francis), to faint. As Michael attempts to beat a hasty retreat, Vera shoots him. When Vera has her day in court, she initially refuses to testify. But eventually her reason for pulling the trigger – and the mystery of Michael’s identity – is revealed.
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