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LUCY'S MOVIE INDEX

Movie #1:

Roman Scandals

Film Date: 1933
Film Type: comedy/musical

Movie #2:

Blood Money

Film Date: 1933
Film Type: drama

Movie #3:

The Bowery

Film Date: 1933
Film Type: comedy/drama

Movie #4:

Broadway Through a Keyhole

Film Date: 1933
Film Type: musical

Movie #5:

The Affairs of Cellini (aka The Firebrand)

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Affairs of Cellini is based on Edwin Justus Mayer's popular stage play The Firebrand, which in turn was based on the life and times of Renaissance artist/political reactionary Benvenuto Cellini. Though hardly reliable as history, Affairs of Cellini scores on its comic content, including the hilarious performances of Frank Morgan as the cuckolded Duke and Fay Wray as the monumentally stupid artist's model.

Movie #6:

Bottoms Up

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Moulin Rouge was withdrawn from circulation in the early 1950s to avoid confusion with the more famous Toulouse Lautrec biopic of the same name. Look for Lucille Ball in the nightclub scenes.

Movie #7:

Broadway Bill

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy/drama

Movie #8:

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: mystery

Movie #9:

Fugitive Lady

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: drama

Movie #10:

Hold That Girl

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy

Movie #11:

Jealousy

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: drama

Movie #12:

Three Little Pigskins

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Three Little Pigskins is one of the most enduringly popular comedy shorts of the 1930s, featuring The Three Stooges at their anarchic best. It's also famous for providing an early supporting role to Lucille Ball, who plays Daisy Simms, the gangster's girlfriend. Lucille Ball would always credit the Stooges with introducing her to "slapstick and physical comedy." According to Jack White, brother of Stooges producer Jules White, Lucille quickly left the studio because "Harry Cohn didn't want to bother with her. He didn't think she had any talent!"

Movie #13:

Kid Millions

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes: Lucille Ball plays a blonde Goldwyn Girl in the harem sequence. According to Ethel Merman, the film's elaborate Technicolor ice-cream factory finale, in which Eddie allows dozens of tenement kids to gorge themselves on his tasty confections, posed censorship problems: while producer Sam Goldwyn was allowed to show the little boys with comically extended stomachs, he was not permitted to do so with the little girls, for fear that the audience might think the female moppets were pregnant!

Movie #14:

Men of the Night

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: drama

Notes: There are a few movie databases that list the incorrect Plot lines for this movie with the 1924 movie of the same name.

Movie #15:

Moulin Rouge

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Moulin Rouge was withdrawn from circulation in the early 1950s to avoid confusion with the more famous Toulouse Lautrec biopic of the same name. Look for Lucille Ball in the nightclub scenes.

Movie #16:

Murder at the Vanities

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: Musical, Mystery, Romance

Notes: This is the film that contains the "Sweet Marijuana" song and dance number. It got past the censors because at the time the film was made, the drug was not illegal. Today, most prints omit this production number all together.

Movie #17:

Nana

Film Date: 1934
Film Type: drama

Notes: Russian actress Anna Sten was brought to America as a protégé of producer Samuel Goldwyn, who sought to make Sten the "next Garbo." The resounding box office failure of Nana and Sten's next two vehicles led Goldwyn to drop her contract two years after bringing her to Hollywood, though she continued to work sporadically in films for another 25 years.

Movie #18:

Behind the Evidence

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: drama

Movie #19:

Carnival

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: drama

Movie #20:

I Dream Too Much

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: comedy/romance

Movie #21:

Old Man Rhythm

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: comedy/musical

Movie #22:

I’ll Love You Always

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: romantic/drama

Movie #23:

Hooray for Love

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: comedy/musical

Movie #24:

Roberta

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes: Keep an eye out for a blond Lucille Ball as a fashion model. Alice Duer Miller's novel "Gowns by Roberta" was adapted into the 1933 Broadway musical Roberta, with music by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. The 1935 filmization of Roberta was slightly adapted to accommodate the dancing talents of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, though their roles are secondary to the characters portrayed by Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott.

Movie #25:

Top Hat

Film Date: 1935
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes:Top Hat was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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