Day 1 – HOT AND BOTHERED: The Films of 1932

WE’RE HERE to bring you the rich, the notorious and the dregs of society.  We offer you high brows and low lives.  We illustrate the worst of the human condition and the high enjoyment of sin.  We bring you attitudes and words that define the pre-code era and Images and characters that ushered in filmdom’s golden age.  We have it all in debauched glory offered by bloggers far and wide for your entertainment.  Prepare to be HOT & BOTHERED.

HOT and BOTHERED Marlene

The HOT & BOTHERED: The Films of 1932 Blogathon is as fun an event as I’ve ever hosted made extra special by the fact that my co-host is the passionate, Theresa Brown of CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch.  Always ready for a classic film discussion, Theresa brings unbridled energy to classic movies at every turn.  Sadly, as is all too often the case of late, I’m really just along for the ride.  The gorgeous HOT & BOTHERED banners are all Theresa’s creations as was the idea for this event.  So I must thank her for the invitation to take part in this celebration of a reprehensible year in the movies.  Be warned that you may need a shower before this is over.

Gable and Lombard in NO MAN OF HER OWN
Gable and Lombard in NO MAN OF HER OWN


Without further delay I present the Day 1 entries and thank all of the bloggers for their contributions.  The turnout for this is fantastic as are the movie choices, which span across genres.  I’ll be updating this list as entries come in throughout the day and will promote them individually on Twitter as @CitizenScreen as well as on my Facebook page, Citizen Screen.  Theresa will host Day 2 tomorrow at CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch so be sure to get your fill.  Sinning never goes out of style.

For the complete roster visit the original announcement.

Day 1 Entries

HOT and BOTHERED: The Films of 1932


Caftan Woman‘s spirited commentary of the “ripped from the headlines feel accented with over-the-top emotions” in The Beast of the City kicks things off.

Mike’s Take on the Movies presents Tracy and Atwill in “classic shocker,” Doctor X

Wide Screen World offers an entertaining and informative take on The Most Dangerous Game, its ties to King Kong.

Movie Movie Blog Blog submits W. C. Fields’ extraction to remember with a look at The Dentist

Based on Fannie Hurt’s seventh novel, Back Street illustrates that being a kept woman is not for the faint of heart says

The Old Hollywood Garden comments on the “satisfyingly odd,” but required Rain.

It Came from the Man Cave on the stinker of the year, The Monster Walks!

B Noir Detour tackles the powerful, proto-noir, Two Seconds.

Noirish highlights the odd relationships and double standards in Unashamed.

Movie Mania Madness focuses on gladiators, alligators, a gorilla and nude women aka the DeMille religious drama, The Sign of the Cross.

Pillow Shots says that at the height of their powers the Marx Brothers unleash the ‘Swordfish’ in Horse Feathers.

The Stop Button comments on the sensational raciness of Thirteen Women.

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies says the aptly named, Sinners in the Sun oozes class and style.

Cinephiled is adamant, “Clara Bow is Pure Dynamite in Call Her Savage.”

Speakeasy spends 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, the powerful Michael Curtiz-directed prison reform drama.

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest says there’s good acting and flirting going on in the jungles of Tarzan the Ape Man.

Carole & Co. thinks No More Orchids is far more than one of Carole Lombard’s least interesting pictures.

LA Explorer is Movie Crazy about Harold Lloyd’s third talking picture.

Finally, cohost’s entry at CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch is the dee-lightful Trouble in Paradise.


Much more to come!  Call your friends!

Stanwyck 1932


29 thoughts

    1. OK. No problem, Vincent. I’m going to stop including entries here by 6 pm-ish, but Theresa will pick up the rest for tomorrow. Either way I’m thrilled to have you on board!! 🙂

  1. Aaah, Marlene. She had the sense to reject Hitler and move to L.A.
    Those cheekbones, those gams!
    (Theresa, how do you post such great photos so professionally?)

    1. Hi there Rob. Dietrich… At this April’s TCM Film Festival, I saw Josef von Sternberg’s son ( Nicholas von Sternberg ) talk about his father and talk about literally remembering sitting on Dietrich’s lap when he was a boy. He was at the festival to introduce “Shanghai Express” and man, what a print. Dietrich just dripped off the screen. She was all you can imagine up there on the big screen.

      My photos? Well, Rob…’s a top secret method I use….

      Please check out all the entries. There’ll be a complete roster by Monday nite. ( Would LOVE you to write about a film you enjoy! )

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