Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Hayes Office Bowdlerizes Another Good Movie

The Last of Mrs. Cheney (1937) is being shown on demand on TCM through the 15th.  Bob and Bill Powell in the same movie, so it is a gotta see, right?!  The main problem with the movie is that it was filmed in 1937, after the code went into effect.  Cheney was originally a funny and risque play, but that was not acceptable in 1937. What a waste of Bob and Bill.  I'd like to see a 1933 version with the same cast and production values and a script much closer to the original.  A totally different film for sure.

   Bob, William Powell and Joan Crawford in The Last of Mrs. Cheney

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