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Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, directed by Michael Curtiz

Mystery of the Wax Museum

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Synopsis of Mystery of the Wax Museum

In Mystery of the Wax Museum,  bodies are mysteriously disappearing all over the town, and a new wax museum has just opened. Is there a connection? But of course! In this horror classic, Fay Wray (King Kong) stars as the intended victim of a mad wax sculptor obsessed by her resemblance to one of his prior creations.

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Let’s Fall in Love

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Song lyrics to Let’s Fall in Love (1933) by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

Let’s Fall in Love” is a song written by Harold Arlen (music) and Ted Koehler (lyrics) for the film Let’s Fall in Love.

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Flying Down to Rio

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Flying Down to Rio (1933) starring Dolores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

Synopsis of Flying Down to Rio

Flying down to Rio is an RKO musical, built around a romantic triangle.  The main characters are played by Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond and Raul Roulien. But it’s remembered for the third- and fourth-billed couple.  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are paired for the first time, and steal the show. When the film ends, the last image we see isn’t the leads. It’s Fred and Ginger.

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Night of Terror

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Night of Terror (1933) starring Wallace Ford, Bela Lugosi

In Night of Terror, a maniac murders a wealthy man. His heirs have to spend the night at his spooky mansion, if they hope to inherit. But someone murders them one by one …

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Lady for a Day

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Lady for a Day (1933) starring Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, directed by Frank Capra

Synopsis of Lady for a Day

A Cinderella fairy tale set in the early 1930s, Lady for a Day is a delightfully charming mix of drama and comedy that earned four Academy Award nominations and propelled Frank Capra to the top ranks of popular filmmakers. Based on a Damon Runyon short story, Lady for a Day tells the tale of Apple Annie, a cantankerous New York City fruit peddler who has been pretending to be a high-society matron in letters to her daughter. When her daughter comes to visit with her aristocratic fiance, Apple Annie enlists her seedy gangster friends, who hilariously transform her into the grandest of dames!

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Bombshell 1933 [Jean Harlow]

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Bombshell (1933) starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan

In Bombshell, a popular movie star (Jean Harlow) is fed up. Fed up with sponging relatives, and her work-til-you-drop film studio. Not to mention the nonsensical publicity stunts dreamed up by her press agent. So, she attempts to escape Hollywood.

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The Invisible Man [Claude Rains]

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The Invisible Man (1933), starring Claude Rains, directed by James Whale

The signature adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man stars Claude Rains as a scientist who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, the scientist arrives at a small English village and attempts to reverse his discovery.

However, the same drug that renders him invisible is slowly driving him insane … And capable of committing acts of terror. Directed by James Whale, the horror classic features groundbreaking special effects by John P. Fulton.

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The Kennel Murder Case

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The Kennel Murder Case (1933) starring William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, directed by Michael Curtiz

In The Kennel Murder Case, Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates a locked-room murder. The murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

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The Vampire Bat

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The Vampire Bat (1933) starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Dwight Frye, Robert Frazer

Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Lionel Atwill in The Vampire Bat

In The Vampire Bat, people are dying in the small German town of Kleinschloss. They are found dead in bed and drained of blood. So, Burgermeister Gustave Schoen (Lionel Belmore) and Dr Otto von Niemann (Lionel Atwill ) think that vampires are at large. But Detective Karl Brettschneider (Melvyn Douglas) thinks otherwise. Suspicion falls on village idiot Herman Gleib (Dwight Frye), known for befriending bats. When the townsfolk attempt to capture him, Herman panics and falls off into a deep well. He is killed, and the townspeople finish the job by driving a stake through his heart. Still, the vampire attacks don’t stop.

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