Movies Unlimited Unleashes Pre-Code Classics From The Vaults Of Columbia Pictures

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Before the "Motion Picture Production Code" was instituted in 1934, Hollywood got away with murder -- and adultery, blackmail, graft, prostitution and other types of anti-social behavior as well, evidenced in The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection.

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The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection

The raw nature of Pre-Code Hollywood's most immoral era is defined in The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection. In the days before censorship, Tinseltown got away with almost anything.

The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection is a set of five movies available exclusively through leading retailer Movies Unlimited for $49.99 and filled with rarities, films sought by movie fans and collectors that are not often shown or seen. Included in the five-disc compendium are:

Arizona (1931): Not to be confused with the 1940 Western featuring William Holden, this John Wayne offering stars the 24-year-old actor as a dashing West Point graduate who dumps his girlfriend (Laura LaPlante) only to meet up with her later at an Arizona army outpost after she marries a stuffy officer. AKA "Men Are Like That."

Ten Cents a Dance (1931): Barbara Stanwyck plays the downtrodden taxi dancer suspected by her husband (Monroe Owsley) of having an adulterous relationship with a wealthy customer (Ricardo Cortez).

Virtue (1932): Before she became known as one of the movies’ top comediennes, Carole Lombard excels as a prostitute who attempts to bury her sordid past when she gets involved with cab driver Pat O’Brien.

Three Wise Girls (1932): This warning about the dangers of big city living centers on small town gal Jean Harlow who heads to New York City for some excitement. She eventually gets it after having an affair with married man and taking a job as a model at a department store where friend Mae Clark works.

Shopworn (1932): Barbara Stanwyck impresses as a waitress who falls for wealthy Regis Toomey much to the dismay of his meddling mother. Mom has Stanwyck jailed by a judge on morals charges so she can keep her away from her son, but Barbara resurfaces a few years later as a popular showgirl and the romance is rekindled.

The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection is being released in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies.

Movies Unlimited is one of the oldest and most reliable video retailers in the world, specializing in DVD and Blu-ray titles. The Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection can be ordered through their website at or by calling 1-800-4-MOVIES. The Philadelphia-based company also publishes the annual 800-page Movies Unlimited DVD Catalog.

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