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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:30 AM

Thank you for your suggestions. Any other films or stars to recommend? 

Well, obviously the talkies made by the Marx Brothers would qualify as pre-code comedies. 

 

And Marion Davies made pre-code comedies like IT'S A WISE CHILD and NOT SO DUMB:

 

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Not_So_Dumb


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:23 AM

Thank you for your suggestions. Any other films or stars to recommend? 


"Sometimes you have to look at a person and see that he's doing the best he can." Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in 1981's "On Golden Pond."
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

I think you may want to check anything Thelma Todd did in the early 30s:

 

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Thelma_Todd

 

Also, Wheeler & Woolsey's stuff at RKO in the early 30s might qualify:

 

http://en.wikipedia....eeler_&_Woolsey


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

I haven't yet watched Up The River (1930), but on the youtube link it mentions that it is a pre-code comedy. Not that I can't wrap my head around what that constitutes back then as means to now, but I was wondering what other pre-code comedies there are and which do you recommend? 


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