Friday, September 30, 2016

Thirties Something

Films offensively shocking and dicey!
With a penchant for stockings quite spicy
Follow wastrels and brutes
And good taste down the chutes
'Til the censors make talkies play nicey.

Frank McHugh -- with the ladies, and Adrian Rosley -- in Fashions of 1934 (William Dieterle; 1934). From Pre-Code.Com: "(McHugh's) character of Snap is a pervert plain and simple, a cartoon looking to make it with any lady who crosses his path. One extended sequence is him simply being shown dirty pictures and he responds by laughing in that funny high pitched way."

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