Actor: Thelma Todd

Speak Easily (1932)

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Buster Keaton in a talkie, Jim Durante on piano and Thelma Todd drunk on the floor. How do you like dem onions? Although well past his prime, Buster Keaton still has a bit of comedy left in him as he plays a naive professor who believes he has inherited $750,000, and goes on the first […]

Horse Feathers (1932)

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Marx Brothers fans love to debate which is the best of their films, and they usually fall into two camps: A Night at the Opera supporters and Duck Soup fans. When Groucho did a talk at Carnegie Hall in 1972, someone in the audience asked him which was his personal favorite. “A Night at the […]

Monkey Business (1931)

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After completing their first two films—The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers—in Paramount’s studio Astoria Studios in Queens, the The Marx Brothers packed up and moved to California at the end of 1930, bringing along their recently widowed father. Born into the soot and grim of late 19th-century New York, the Brothers eagerly embraced the Southern Californian […]

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

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Friends and I have been meeting now and then to take in as many ’30s films in one setting as we can. Most of what we are able to come up with are things I have seen countless times before, such as Grand Hotel. But occasionally we all have the great pleasure of watching something […]

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“With no power, comes no responsibility. Except, that wasn't true.”
-Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson)
from Kick-Ass