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    Tuesday
    29
    Nov
    8.15pm

    Pre Hays Code

    Tue
    29
    Nov
    2022
     
    • Comedy, Romance
    • USA
    • B&W
    • 79 mins.
    “When I kiss 'em, they stay kissed for a long time.” Jean Harlow, the blonde bombshell bar none of 1930s Hollywood, rinsed her hair scarlet to play social-climbing homewrecker Lil Andrews in this audacious, cynical and often hilarious Pre-Code film from MGM. Anita Loos was famous for announcing that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but it was…
    • Tue
      01
      Nov
      2022
       
      • Romance, Comedy, Drama
      • USA
      • B&W
      • 81 mins.
      The Motion Picture Production Code was a set of industry guidelines for the self-censorship of content that was applied to most motion pictures released by major studios in the United States from 1934 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Will H.…
    • Tue
      15
      Nov
      2022
       
      • Crime Drama Romance
      • USA
      • B&W
      • 94 mins.
      “It ain’t polite, baby, but it’s what ya want.” The divine Norma Shearer stars as an independent-minded young society woman who has been trained by her defence attorney father (Lionel Barrymore) to live without restraint, and who grows trapped in a love triangle between the monied, kind…
    • Tue
      13
      Dec
      2022
       
      • Drama, Romance
      • USA
      • B&W
      • 75 mins.
      “I'm a ball of fire, I am.” Pre-Code cinema was often a dangerous game of one-upmanship. Warner Bros took one look at MGM’s highly risqué Red-Headed Woman and decided to respond with this jaw- dropping sensation marketed with the tagline “She had it and made it pay”.…