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Red DustRed Dust (1932)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Feat. Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Mary Astor
Steamy pre–code drama that captures Jean Harlow at her tough, raunchy best, playing a Saigon hooker who's competing with Mary Astor for the…
Kennel Murder Case, TheKennel Murder Case, The (1933)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. William Powell, Mary Astor
Stylish murder mystery from the pre code era with William Powell playing detective and Scottish Terrier owner Philo Vance, popularised in the novels…
DodsworthDodsworth (1936) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas
While on a European holiday, businessman Walter Huston's marriage reaches crisis point. A mature, highly–rated studio pic with especially…
MidnightMidnight (1939) Recommended
Dir. Mitchell Leisen
Feat. Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Vintage romantic comedy, with a glamorous Claudette Colbert stranded in Paris and chased by two potential suitors: a modest taxi driver who's really…
Maltese Falcon, TheMaltese Falcon, The (1941)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
A remarkable debut from director Huston hires Bogart's detective Sam Spade to locate a priceless statuette. Prototype film noir based on Dashiell…
Across the PacificAcross the Pacific (1942)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor
Bogie and director Huston reunite with other MALTESE FALCON leads for a similarly toned WW2 spy adventure set on the eve of Pearl Harbour. Huston was…
Palm Beach Story, ThePalm Beach Story, The (1942) Recommended
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor
Another fine Preston Sturges comedy, this concerns a gifted but struggling architect (McCrea), whose wife (Colbert) abandons him for the hope of…
Meet Me in St LouisMeet Me in St Louis (1944) Recommended
Dir. Vincente Minnelli
Feat. Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move…
Desert FuryDesert Fury (1947)
Dir. Lewis Allen
Feat. Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak, Burt Lancaster
Small town Nevada desert set suspense focusing around a gambling empire obstinately led by a tough woman whose perfect monopoly is interrupted by her…
Act of ViolenceAct of Violence (w/ Mystery Street) (1949-1950)
Dir. Fred Zinnemann, John Sturges
Feat. Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh
Van Heflin's blissful small–town existence is upended when a returning WWII–vet arrives, determined to settle an old score. Disturbingly…

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