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Monster man and more

James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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The awful truth

Among the signal directors of 1930s comedies — one thinks of Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, and George Cukor — Leo McCarey’s name has been largely forgotten.
Leo McCarey was better in the ’30s
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 02, 2008
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Off with their heads!

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) with Charles Laughton ran through all six wives in 97 minutes.
The Tudors  stoops to conquer
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2008
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Wild boys and girls

The series includes some of the liveliest and most adult entertainment in the history of the movie industry.
‘Vice vs. Virtue’ at Harvard
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 15, 2008