RKO Classic Romances (DVD)
Directed by John Francis Dillon and Lloyd Bacon and Victor Schertzinger and George Archainbaud and Paul L. Stein
Clara Kimball Young
Kino Classics and Lobster Films are proud to present five Pre-Code love stories from RKO Radio Pictures in the RKO CLASSICROMANCES collection. Preserved by the Libraryof Congress and restored by Lobster Films, these are tearjerkers that will tug every last heartstring. Millie is a grand melodrama about a divorcée (Helen Twelvetrees) who climbs the ranks at a luxe hotel, and whose tattered romantic relationships drive her to a life of independence. Kept Husbands circles around a bet made by a steel magnate’s impish daughter, played by Dorothy Mackaill. She guarantees that she will get a plant manager (Joel McCrea) to marry her within four weeks. She wins her bet, but gets all the class issues that come with it. The Lady Refuses is a frank Pre-Code melodrama about a poor woman on the verge of becoming a prostitute (Betty Compson), who is hired by an aristocrat to woo his son away from a gold-digger. The Woman Between is a risqué romance in which Lili Damita unknowingly enters into an affair with her estranged stepson (Lester Vail). In Sin Takes a Holiday Constance Bennett plays a poor secretary in love with her boss – a womanizing divorce attorney. He proposes a sham marriage to Bennett to keep his lovers at bay, giving her what she wants in exactly the wrong way.
RT' @Blertabb': How ‘Hive’ Director Blerta Basholli Got Her Film Made After 10 Years and Found a Queen in Yllka Gashi' https://t.co/F0ge0eHt4h'
RT' @sampsey': Beautiful' @Variety' feature on Blerta Basholli & #HiveFilm in this week's issue! #FaceTime with' @cahorst' is always the best! 😍…
THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE (1962) tells a powerful story of common people living and struggling in their daily liv…' https://t.co/qKRJptb6jZ'
RT' @themovieisle': James Blue’s only feature film The Olive Trees of Justice was shot under remarkable circumstances. On its debut in 1962,…
RT' @nytimesarts': Newly restored and still resonant, “The Olive Trees of Justice” depicts French Algeria on the eve of independence as the s…
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': “Whose school? Our school.”✊ When their new president attempted to give away their school’s independence, students at…
RT' @tnyfrontrow': The silent stream: Lubitsch's acerbic and furious 1924 melodrama Three Women, which I saw with astonishment on TCM last mo…
RT' @GeekVibesNation': 'La Cage Aux Folles II' Blu-Ray Review - Madcap Comedy Sequel Takes Beloved Couple On The Run' https://t.co/zjBLjKbbRg…'
RT' @HerbertGambill': My review of this rarely seen and powerful French film set during the last days of the Algerian War, which begins tomor…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.