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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Forbidden Hollywood on TCM

From DVD Times; "Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) partner to spotlight three rare ground-breaking films from Hollywood’s Pre-Production Code era with the Region 1 DVD release of TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 1 on 5th December 2006. This first in a series of releases of provocative, shocking feature films from the Warner Bros. library is a restored and remastered Two-Disc Collection of three legendary and notorious films. The films -- which earned their place in history thanks to three daring young actresses who undertook these racy, and riveting roles -- pay tribute to an extraordinary time before the censors cut the party short."

On Monday December 4th, the eve of the official Forbidden Hollywood release, TCM will show all three films featured on the dvd. Scheduled are Waterloo Bridge 1931, starring Mae Clarke, the uncensored Baby Face 1933, and Red-Headed Woman 1932, starring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris. Also on TCM's outstanding Monday night schedule are the documentary Complicated Women 2003, the excellent Union Depot 1932, Under Eighteen 1932, starring Warren William and Marian Marsh, and the pre-code classic Night Nurse 1931 starring Barbara Stanwyck.

8:00 PM Waterloo Bridge (1931)
A ballerina sinks into prostitution when her husband is reported killed in World War I. Cast: Mae Clarke, Kent Douglass, Bette Davis. Dir: James Whale. BW-81 mins,

9:30 PM Baby Face (1933)
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, John Wayne. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-71 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:00 PM Complicated Women (2003)
Documentary that looks at the phenomenon of "pre-code women" during the years 1929-1934. Cast: Narrated by Jane Fonda. Dir: Hugh Munro Neely. BW-56 mins, TV-PG, CC

12:00 AM Red-Headed Woman (1932)
An ambitious secretary tries to sleep her way into high society. Cast: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Una Merkel. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:30 AM Union Depot (1932)
An out-of-luck con artist discovers a suitcase full of money at a train station. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Blondell, Alan Hale. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-67 mins, TV-G

2:45 AM Under Eighteen (1932)
A girl from the slums falls for a lecherous Broadway producer. Cast: Marian Marsh, Warren William, Regis Toomey. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-80 mins, TV-G

4:15 AM Night Nurse (1931)
A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins, TV-G


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