Cheat, The / Merrily We Go to Hell
Cheat, The / Merrily We Go to Hell
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The Pre-Code Hollywood Collection contains six tales of immorality that came before the 1934 Production Code and then went into the Universal vault. Disc 1: The Cheat (George Abbott, 1931, 74 mins.) stars Tallulah Bankhead as a married woman who goes in debt to a businessman and pays it off in the bedroom. Merrily We Go to Hell (Dorothy Arzner, 1932, 78 mins.) Fredric March and Sylvia Sidney play a husband and wife who spurn each other with old flames and the bottle. Disc 2: In Hot Saturday (William A. Seiter, 1932, 73 mins.), Nancy Carroll has a bad reputation that gets even worse when she befriends a rich playboy (Cary Grant) behind her fiance's back. In Torch Singer (Alexander Hall, 1933, 71 mins.), Claudette Colbert plays a nightclub singer who uses a spot on a radio show to track down the illegitimate daughter she earlier put up for adoption. Disc 3: Murder at the Vanities (Mitchell Leisen, 1934, 89 mins.) is backstage musical mystery that features murder, numbers about marijuana, and Kitty Carlisle. Lastly, Search for Beauty (Erle C. Kenton, 1934, 78 mins.) stars Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino as two Olympic swimmers who get conned into appearing in skin magazine. 3-DVD set. **3 Separate Rentals** George Abbott/Dorothy Arzner/William A. Seiter/Alexander Hall/Mitchell Leisen/Erle C. Kenton---USA---1931-1934---463 mins.

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