One Way Passage (1932)

“I know now what I want: I want to crowd all the intense, beautiful happiness possible into what life I’ve got left!” Synopsis: When a condemned convict (William Powell) falls in love with a dying woman (Kay Francis) on board a cruise ship, his desire to escape from the clutches of his captor (Warren Hymer) […]

American Tragedy, An (1931)

“You don’t know how I love all this — this music, this kind of life!” Synopsis: A socially ambitious youth (Phillips Holmes) seduces and impregnates a factory worker (Sylvia Sidney), then plots to kill her when he falls in love with a debutante (Frances Dee). Genres: Courtroom Drama Frances Dee Films Josef von Sternberg Films […]

One is a Lonely Number (1972)

“Aimee, you have got to snap out of it: you’re not the first girl to go through this, and you’re not going to be the last!” Synopsis: When her husband (Paul Jenkins) suddenly decides to divorce her, a woman (Trish Van Devere) struggles to create a new life for herself. Genres: Divorce Feminism and Women’s […]

Topper (1937)

“I want to drink, I want to dance, I want to sing… I want to have fun — whee!” Synopsis: When a fun-loving socialite couple (Cary Grant and Constance Bennett) is killed in an automobile accident, their ghosts attempt to do a “good deed” by helping a repressed banker (Roland Young) with an uptight wife […]