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Oct 23, 2020

MGM, 1934, and our most mismatched pair of films yet: Sidney Franklin's tale of overheated Victorian repression, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and Lubitsch's lavish, Hollywood-transposed Austro-Hungarian operetta, The Merry Widow. We discuss Laughton vs. Gielgud, Lubitsch vs. Mamoulian, innuendo in the Year of the Code, and more.  

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (dir: Sidney Franklin)

0h 38m 00s:  The Merry Widow (dir: Ernst Lubitsch)


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