Tag: 1930s

January 24, 2022 / Drama

Teuvo Tulio’s oldest surviving film follows a spoilt and arrogant young man, the son of a landowner, playing fast and loose with the affections of a number of young women. In fact, he’s so busy seducing the women of the region that it’s a wonder any actual farming gets done at all. But eventually he finds himself forced to face up to his social and sexual responsibilities.

January 24, 2022 / Pre Code

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang’s leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.

January 21, 2022 / Action

Racketeer Jim Barnes is trying to force the independent taxicab-drivers to join his ‘protection service” at the cost of five bucks a day. Champion race-car driver, Bob Kane, joins with his friends Lee and “Dad” Martin in a fight for the street rights of a big city.

December 29, 2021 / Pre Code

Two sisters, May, older, naive, and June, younger and worldly, arrive in New York straight from the country and settle down in a boarding house. Their search for jobs leads them to find beaus and romantic trouble.

December 9, 2021 / Drama

G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion’s share of their loot. Through an old friend, whom he once barnstormed in an air circus, Martin joins the gang as a pilot. He becomes interested in Carol Butler, a beautiful girl involved with the gang through the activities of her ne’er-do-well father.

December 5, 2021 / Drama

City Commissioner Frank Kelly commits suicide after political boss Jim Blake frames him in Blake’s own grafting racket. Kelly’s daughter Wanda, who is in love with Blake’s son Tom, vows revenge against Blake when he insists innocent men do not commit suicide.

November 10, 2021 / Comedy
November 10, 2021 / Comedy

An adaptation of Bedřich Smetana’s opera The Bartered Bride. Set in 19th century Bohemia, the matchmaker Kezal wants to bring the mayor’s daughter Marie and the rich landowner’s son Wenzel together. Both of them, however, have already fallen in love with someone else. The endearing characters, a whimsical storyline and quiet humor combine with catchy tunes, a pastoral setting and fluid camera work. A last hurrah in the wanning days of Weimar cinema.