The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will...
TabuTabu19311h 26m11 views
The Smiling LieutenantThe Smiling Lieutenant19311h 33m8 views
A misfired flirtation lands a young lieutenant married to a princess instead of the one he loves. This early, pre-Code Ernst Lubitsch musical set in Vienna told about a love triangle and changing sexual mores. The main three characters in...
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Night NurseNight Nurse19311h 12m6 views
Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, though something much...
Director: William A. Wellman
Mädchen in UniformMädchen in Uniform19311h 28m7 views
A sensitive girl is sent to an all-girls boarding school and develops a romantic attachment to one of her teachers. One of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality. Based on "Gestern und Heute" by German playwright Christa Winsloe....
IllicitIllicit19311h 19m9 views
Young free-thinkers turn conventionally jealous when they marry. This Pre-Code weepy melodrama by director Archie Mayo was released by Warner Bros. in the wake of MGM's success with its daring films in 1931. The film was remade as Ex-Lady (1933)...
A Free SoulA Free Soul19311h 33m6 views
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him. After The Divorcee (1930), this was Norma Shearer's next taboo-breaking, racy pre-Code film that challenged the morals...
Director: Clarence Brown
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde19321h 38m5 views
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds...
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Dance, Fools, DanceDance, Fools, Dance19311h 20m13 views
After her father Stanley Jordan loses his wealth in market, Bonnie goes to work as a cub reporter. Her brother Rodney is the wheel man in a gangland massacre. Bert, a reporter on Bonnie's paper, is murdered while investigating. Bonnie...
Director: Harry Beaumont
Madam SatanMadam Satan19301h 56m11 views
Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Bob is an unfaithful husband. Angela has a plan to win back his affections. Director Cecil B. De Mille's bizarre battle-of-the-sexes film, a major box-office flop, challenged the production code of...
Hell's AngelsHell’s Angels19302h 11m8 views
In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out. In Howard Hughes' WWI film Hell's Angels (1930) - (reportedly the most expensive film ever...
The DivorceeThe Divorcee19301h 24m6 views
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. This pivotal Pre-Code film about divorce and infidelity, by director Robert Z. Leonard, was banned by the Production Code...
Director: Robert Z. Leonard