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Actresses who were at their peak in the years 1929 - 1933

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Barbara Stanwyck and Claudette Colbert were actresses
who made some sizzling pre-codes and whose careers
spanned many decades but there are a lot of beautiful
actresses whose careers, for some reason or another
faltered after the code - Noel Francis, Alice White, Peggy
Shannon, Nancy Carroll, Helen Chandler, Karen Morley,
Anita Page, Dorothy Revier ect. Dorothy Lee, I read was
too much associated with Wheeler and Woolsey to make
it on her own and I suppose temperament and marriage
may have been the reason for some retirements but it is
interesting to wonder about what happened. Ann Dvorak,
Sidney Fox, Dorothy Wilson, Jacqueline Logan, June Collyer,
the list is endless.....

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WARREN WILLIAM - WHERE WOULD PRE-CODES BE WITHOUT HIM?

Started by diane. Last reply by William on Sunday. 17 Replies

I was going to call this discussion - "What is your favourite Warren William film"? There arejust so many!!! I really like "Skyscraper Souls" (1932). It is a wonderful film - I am reallysuprised how…Continue

PRE - CODE "BAD GIRLS"

Started by diane. Last reply by Mike Duffy Sep 9, 2013. 17 Replies

There were definately some actresses who excelled at playing "bad girls".Continue

Anyone see this?

Started by Jim Harris. Last reply by diane Jul 3, 2013. 2 Replies

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PRE-CODE RECOMMENDATIONS

Started by diane. Last reply by Ktrek Apr 15, 2013. 73 Replies

I thought I would start this topic. If anyone has some favourite pre-codefilms that they would like to recommend please feel free to post theirplots and why you like them here.Continue

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Comment by William on August 21, 2013 at 12:03am

Yes Karen,that is who I was talking about..

Comment by kareng on August 20, 2013 at 11:21pm

Do you mean Chester Morris?  Yes, it was very tragic how he ended his life.

Comment by William on August 20, 2013 at 11:16pm

It is a shame that all the years that he spent in show business,to end it this way........................................

Comment by kareng on August 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Watching "The Locked Door" at the moment, with Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Bronson, Rod La Roque, William Boyd.  Its quite good.

I must try catch "The Bat Whispers", I do like early Chester Morris.

Comment by William on August 20, 2013 at 4:25pm

Diane,I worked mornings on the Board of Trade,and afternoons on the Railroad...I types too fast and it didn't come out the way it went down,,,lol...

Comment by William on August 20, 2013 at 4:24pm

Hi Diane,     Yes I have that movie and it was great..Also Chester Morris,in the Golden Harvest,..in it they show the Chicago Board of Trade.where I worked days,for three years,and then went to work on the Railroad..Until I got set-up as an Engineer,then I had to leave,because I was put on the extra board..............................

But it was fun working there..Great time great people................

Comment by diane on August 20, 2013 at 3:27pm

Hello William, A while ago I saw "The Bat Whispers"

- you've probably seen it, wasn't Chester Morris terrific

in it, I loved it when he stepped down into the audience

at the end to "warn" them, I thought it (and he) was so

cute. Una Merkel had the female lead in that and I can

remember thinking "so Una Merkel was not always a

picture stealer", she must have started out as a regular

leading lady. Thank goodness studios saw her potential!!

Comment by kareng on August 18, 2013 at 9:21pm

Yes, Sidney Fox was very cute in it.  "Boots!"

Comment by William on August 18, 2013 at 5:11pm

Hi Diane,   Thanks for letting me know...Una Merkle was a good actress..I always liked her ..I wished that she would have got some starring roles because she could have held her own....

She was good in any type of role...........................................

Comment by diane on August 18, 2013 at 4:37pm

William, the actress is Una Merkel.

Hello Karen, (the spellcheck on this computer always

puts your K in capitals sorry!!) - That movie is

really funny. I think I bought it because I was on a

Sidney Fox "kick" a few years ago but now whenever

I watch it it is usually for all the others in the cast!!

 

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