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She Works Hard For the Money: The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection on DVD from TCM

Sex sells, the old saying goes. It also employs, or at least it did in movies made before enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code began in 1934. In the The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection, a five-film DVD set from … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF CONSENT (1932) from Warner Archive: Pre-Code Passion At Its Most Lustful

People in old movies don’t seem to know how to kiss. Without a doubt, there are plenty of iconic lip locks from the films of the 1930s and ‘40s, often accompanied by lush orchestrations that infer burning passion. But characters … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Classics Shine Again in “Forbidden Hollywood” Volumes 4 and 5 from Warner Archive

“For me, the real ‘Classic Era’ in Hollywood was the mid-1930s until about 1959,” host Robert Osborne said at the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April. Coincidentally, those years also bookend the period during which the Motion Picture … Continue reading

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