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The Resource Pre-Code Hollywood collection, V.2

Pre-Code Hollywood collection, V.2

Label
Pre-Code Hollywood collection, V.2
Title
Pre-Code Hollywood collection
Title number
V.2
Title variation
Pre-Code Hollywood collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex
  • Hot Saturday: Bank employee Ruth Brock has a reputation around town for being fast-and-easy. Yet none of the panting suitors has made her yet. She disillusions each one, but the last guy is a bad sport and starts a gossip scandal about her and a millionaire playboy. This causes Ruth to lose her job. Figuring that as long as she has the name, she might as well play the game
  • Torch singer: Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her. She gives the baby up for adoption. Michael Gardner is the father who leaves for China not knowing about the baby. Sally assumes he has abandoned her for life. She gets a job as a torch singer and changes her name to Mimi Benton. She becomes notorious for her drinking and philadering. Then, Mimi fills in on a children's radio program singing and telling bedtime stories. She uses the airtime to find her daughter. She leaves her partying days behind and reunites with Michael
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P74 2009
PerformerNote
  • Hot Saturday cast: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods, Lilian Bond
  • Torch singer cast: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1904-1965
  • 1904-1986
  • 1898-1987
  • 1905-1989-
  • 1908-1991
  • 1899-1977
  • 1901-1998
  • 1912-1938
  • 1890-1971
  • 1900-1955
  • 1892-1964
  • 1891-1955
  • 1894-1968
  • d. 1956
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carroll, Nancy
  • Grant, Cary
  • Scott, Randolph
  • Woods, Edward
  • Bond, Lillian
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • Cortez, Ricardo
  • Manners, David
  • Roberti, Lyda
  • Fergusson, Harvey
  • Perkins, Grace
  • Lovett, Josephine
  • March, Joseph Moncure
  • Miller, Seton I
  • Seiter, William A.
  • Coffee, Lenore
  • Starling, Lynn
  • Hall, Alexander
  • Somnes, George
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Productions
  • Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (U.S.)
  • Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
146
Series statement
Universal backlot series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bank employees
  • Scandals
  • Women
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Women singers
  • Man-woman relationships
Technique
live action
Label
Pre-Code Hollywood collection, V.2
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container
  • Hot Saturday is based on the novel by Harvey Fergusson
  • Torch singer is based on the story "Mike" by Grace Perkins
  • Hot Saturday violated the Production Code's strictures against scenes of seduction, this includes the scenes in which a group of young people drive to a drinking party that leads to worse behavior. Torch singer violated the Production Codes strictures against raising a child born out of wedlock, illicit love scenes, drunkeness and a shimmering lamé gown
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot Saturday
  • Paramount Pictures ; writers, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller ; directed by William A. Seiter ;
  • (1932 ; 73 min.)
  • Torch singer
  • Paramount Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Lynn Starling ; directed by Alexander Hall, George Somnes ;
  • (71 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (146 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195051910
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn317559558
  • (OCoLC)317559558
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., digitally remastered, dual-layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pre-Code Hollywood collection, V.2
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container
  • Hot Saturday is based on the novel by Harvey Fergusson
  • Torch singer is based on the story "Mike" by Grace Perkins
  • Hot Saturday violated the Production Code's strictures against scenes of seduction, this includes the scenes in which a group of young people drive to a drinking party that leads to worse behavior. Torch singer violated the Production Codes strictures against raising a child born out of wedlock, illicit love scenes, drunkeness and a shimmering lamé gown
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot Saturday
  • Paramount Pictures ; writers, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller ; directed by William A. Seiter ;
  • (1932 ; 73 min.)
  • Torch singer
  • Paramount Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Lynn Starling ; directed by Alexander Hall, George Somnes ;
  • (71 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (146 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195051910
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn317559558
  • (OCoLC)317559558
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., digitally remastered, dual-layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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