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Films In 1929

When her marriage to Neville Montague (John Gilbert) is stopped by his strict father, impetuous, aristocratic Diana Merrick (Greta Garbo) throws her bonnet over a few more windmills and marries a charming scoundrel (Johnny Mack Brown). After his arrest and suicide, Neville now married, returns to ... Read more
... ... A seldom seen silent gem, Erotikon is an earli­er work in the same lyrical quartet on love and eros as Gustav Machaty's more widely known Ecstasy. Though very different, its explicit­ly erotic theme and portrayal of a complex mod­ern heroine make it a definite forerunner and a ... Read more
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Menschen Am Sonntag was made at a time of financial upheaval when the great German film concern UFA had lost its lead. Sound had arrived, but had not been wholeheartedly accepted. A time of flux - the overwhelming Social Democrat victory was imminent, and conditions of living were far from ... Read more
Made as a silent film, but issued with a music and effects soundtrack and a prologue spoken by John Longden. this crime melo about a club owner's fiancee accused of killing his Chinese mistress shows that. at its best, the British "silent" picture could be as stylish and as visually stunning as ... Read more
In February of this year Erich Von Slmlieim's 1929 masterpiece was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in a version which, for the first time, approximated the director's original intention. Planned as another in a long series of costume dramas for Gloria Swanson, the film begins in a mythical ... Read more
Made in 1929, the first year of sound, The Blue Angel refused to follow the then popular technique of photographing theatre. Von Sternberg placed the emphasis on pictorial quality and concentrated on the potentialities of the camera and of natural sound, as did Rene Clair and Hitchcock at the same ... Read more
... ... Blackmail, murder, adultery and a few other deadly sins form the basis for The Woman That Men Yearn for (1929). The film pre-dated The Blue Angel (1930), for many the first acknowledged screen appearance of Marlene Dietrich, and was her very first femme fatale part. The man-enslaving ... Read more
Strongly influenced by psychological thought, the film purports to be a revelation of Dali's subconscious experiences. An attempt to show a subjective analysis of the subconscious, the film consists of surrealist images, each of symbolic significance. ... Read more
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