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1932 - Shanghai Express

1932 - Shanghai Express

Moving settings east to China, our pick for 1932 is Josef von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express, starring Marlene Dietrich. Another success for Sternberg and Dietrich (highest grossing movie of the year), Lee Garmes’ cinematography lent a dreamy quality to the film, while the production recreated an impressively realistic train ride. Discussion topics include: white actors playing ethnic parts (again), the actual definition of a “pre-code” movie, and the struggle of really trying not to let your crush know you care.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Heart’s All Gone by blink-182

Nic — Madness by Muse

John — Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Kyle — Lovers in the Backseat by Scissor Sisters

1933 - Gold Diggers of 1933

1933 - Gold Diggers of 1933

1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde