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Movie Quote of the Day – Reckless, 1935 (dir. Victor Fleming)


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Ned Riley: Not bad, eh, Mr. . . . ?
Robert Harrison, Jr.: Harrison. All my enemies call me Bob.
Ned Riley: Well then, I’ll call you Bob.

From The Warner Archive: Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 6


The Forbidden Hollywood collections have been bringing us some of the greatest pre-code films to DVD for the first time for almost a decade. Originally released through the TCM Vault Collection, the last few editions have come from the Warner Archive Collection. Vol. 6 has been out for a few weeks now, but I was finally able to sit down and watch the four films included: The Wet ParadeDownstairsMandalay and Massacre. It’s a pretty great collection – all of films I hadn’t heard of before. Vol. 7 will be coming out shortly (and I will hopefully report on that collection as well). After the cut, I’ll briefly discuss the four films that are included in this excellent manufactured on demand set.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Bombshell, 1933 (dir. Victor Fleming)


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Gifford Middleton: People need change, don’t you think?
Lola Burns: They certainly do.

Movie Quote of the Day – Red Dust, 1932 (dir. Victor Fleming)


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Dennis Carson: Hey! How many times have I told you to let down those curtains?
Vantine: Why? They’ve all gone off to work.
Dennis Carson: You heard me, let them down!
Vantine: What’s the matter? Afraid I’ll shock the Duchess? Don’t you suppose she’s ever seen a French postcard?

From The Warner Archive: Red Dust, 1932 (dir. Victor Fleming)


When I saw that the Warner Archive was releasing Red Dust on DVD – and newly resmastered to boot – I literally shouted with joy (you can ask my roommate about that). This is my second favorite Harlow film (narrowly behind Personal Property). It has never been on DVD before and when the Warner Archive released the Harlow collection last year, I was pretty bummed that Victor Fleming’s pre-code masterpiece wasn’t part of it. Now we can all rejoice and our Harlow collections are almost complete (so many of her films on DVD now, it is amazing!) If I had to pick one actress to call my favorite (and please don’t make me!), there would be a strong case for Harlow taking that top spot. I just love her so much, and she is at the top of her game opposite Clark Gable in this steamy tale of lust, class, love and deception.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Gone With The Wind, 1939 (dir. Victor Fleming)


Scarlett O’Hara: Rhett. . .Rhett. . .Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?
Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Wizard of Oz, 1939 (dir. Victor Fleming)


Wicked Witch of the West: Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!