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February 25, 2022

MERRILY WE GO TO HELL — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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ColeSmithey.comYou'll discover a glimpse of how great Hollywood could have been if not for the Hays code (1934 to 1968) that permanently fucked up Studio filmmaking in America. 

Doroty Arzner is the baddest ass Hollywood woman director you've never heard of.

Lesbian to boot.

Fuck with that.

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Socially pointed satire aimed squarely at Roaring '20s culture of booze and sex, takes a running start at the Depression that fell on the country as this 1932 drama was released into theaters.

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You don't know acting until you've seen Sylvia Sidney and Fredric March.

Criterion collectors rejoice; this baby has legs.

Not Rated. 83 mins.

5 StarsModern Cole

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