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Nov 13, 2020

For our Warner Bros. 1934 episode, two tragicomic movies in which Aline MacMahon plays a lovable small business owner with man problems: Side Streets, directed by Alfred E. Green, and Heat Lightning, directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The latter in particular, we conclude, could only have been made by Warner Bros., and gives us the best and the worst of that studio on gender.  Bonus: it's also an Ann Dvorak double-feature.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Side Streets (dir: Alfred E. Green)

0h 41m 06s: Heat Lightning (dir: Mervyn Leroy)

1h 11m 10s: Letter from Adam     



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