Tag Archives: Marie Dressler

George W. Hill – Min and Bill (1930)

Plot: Min owns the waterfront hotel where Bill, the captain of a fishing boat, lives. Also living and working in the hotel is Nancy, whom Min took in some years ago as an abandoned girl. Now that Nancy is older, the truant officer and the police think that she should be moved to a different environment, and Min is torn between her attachment to Nancy and her concern that the waterfront may not be the best place for a young woman. Matters are brought to a head by the sudden re-appearance of Belle, Nancy’s disreputable mother. Written by Snow Leopard Read More »

Clarence Brown – Emma (1932)

Plot: When their mother dies, Frederick Smith hires Emma Thatcher to be a nanny to his 3 children. The children grow up and Frederick becomes rich and successful. He and Emma marry right before his death, and his will becomes a source of trouble between the children and Emma. Written by Rebecca Fennig Read More »

Robert Z. Leonard – Let Us Be Gay (1930)


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Plot: Dowdy housewife Kitty dotes on her self-centered husband but divorces him when his mistress shows up at their home one day to break up their marriage. Bob had become bored with her lackluster appearance, their children and himself. Kitty re-invents herself and becomes a Continental favorite, dressing like a fashion model and behaving gaily. Three years after their divorce, Bob is at the home of a wealthy matron romancing her soon-to-be-married granddaughter, when the matron invites Kitty to a weekend party to steal Bob away from the granddaughter. When Kitty and Bob see each other, neither lets on they have a past, and the party continues as Bob pursues his ex-wife and new conquest equally. Written by Ron Kerrigan Read More »