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In 1932, the film industry was showing things that would soon be forbidden by the Motion Picture Production Code of 1934.

We screen and discuss five noteworthy movies released in ’32 that show advances in the genres of horror, social drama, musical and comedy, plus that year’s Academy Award®-winning best picture, Grand Hotel, one of MGM’s many all-star releases.

  • Love Me Tonight (Dir. Rouben Mamoulian)
    Innovative and lyrical Rodgers and Hart film musical, about a Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier) who finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess (Jeanette MacDonald).
  • Scarface (Dir. Howard Hawks)
    An ambitious gangster (Paul Muni) climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. Also stars George Raft, Boris Karloff and Ann Dvorak.
  • Grand Hotel (Dir. Edmund Goulding)
    The all-star 1932 Academy Award winning Best Picture, in which a group of very different individuals (Greta Garbo, John and Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford) are staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin, who deal with different problems.

Brief Bio

Philip Harwood currently lectures at 92nd Street Y and LIU: C.W. Post. He was the coordinator for Lifelong Learning at Queens College, where he also coordinated the annual Summer Film Festival. He is also a published author.

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