Tag Archives: pre-Code

The Big Shakedown (1934)

  Director:  John Francis Dillon Starring:  Charles Farrell, Ricardo Cortez, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Henry O’Neill, Glenda Farrell Screenplay:  Niven Busch and Rian James, based upon a story by Niven Busch and Samuel G. Engel       In the … Continue reading

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Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

“Do you know what it means to feel like God?”   Director:  Erle C. Kenton Starring:  Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Tetsu Komai, Hans Steinke Screenplay:  Waldemar Young and … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

“Kill! Then love! When you have known that, you will have known ecstasy!”   [aka The Hounds Of Zaroff] Director:  Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel Starring:  Joel McCrea, Leslie Banks, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, William B. Davidson, … Continue reading

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Supernatural (1933)

“I wonder if they are imitators? Perhaps their will has been subdued; perhaps they’ve been possessed by another personality, a powerful, malignant personality without – well – without a body of its own…”   Director:  Victor Halperin Starring:  Carole Lombard, … Continue reading

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The Unknown (1927)

“Hands! Men’s hands! How I hate them!”   Director:  Tod Browning Starring:  Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, John George, Nick De Ruiz, John St. Polis, Paul Desmuke (uncredited) Screenplay:  Waldemar Young and Joe Farnham, based upon a story by … Continue reading

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The Mask Of Fu Manchu (1932)

“British Government!? I’ll wipe them and the whole accursed white race off the face of the earth!”   Director:  Charles Brabin and Charles Vidor (uncredited) Starring:  Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Myrna Loy, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett, Jean Hersholt, Lawrence Grant, … Continue reading

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White Zombie (1932)

“They are not men, M’sieur: they are dead bodies – zombies! – the living dead. Corpses taken from their graves, and made to work in the sugar mills and fields at night…”   Director:  Victor Halperin Starring:  Bela Lugosi, Robert … Continue reading

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Deluge (1933)

“The quake is moving eastward. Gulf Of Mexico flooding entire area. Chicago is doomed. Messages indicate Mississippi Basin sinking…”   Director:  Felix E. Feist Starring:  Peggy Shannon, Sidney Blackmer, Lois Wilson, Fred Kohler, Matt Moore, Lane Chandler, Samuel S. Hinds, … Continue reading

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Doctor X (1932)

“Now listen, please, to what I have to say: one of us in this room may be a murderer; a murderer who kills by the light of a full moon, leaving his victim’s body mutilated; a cannibal…”   Director:  Michael … Continue reading

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Murders In The Zoo (1933)

“You don’t mean to say you really like these beasts!?” “I love them. Their honesty, their simplicity; their primitive emotions. They love, they hate – they kill…”   Director:  A. Edward Sutherland Starring:  Lionel Atwill, Randolph Scott, Charles Ruggles, Gail … Continue reading

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