Hot Saturday: The Paramount Pre-Code Marathon

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To celebrate the final weekend of the Paramount centennial program, the Harvard Film Archive invites you to an all-night orgy of six—count ’em, six—pre-Code movies from Paramount, featuring girls about town, “cute brutes,” co-eds at wild parties, Joel McCrea in a swimsuit, Claudette Colbert as Queen of the Nile, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott in a ménage a trois, and more. Plus shorts and surprises to last until dawn!


  • Girls About Town

    Directed by George Cukor.
    With Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman.
    US, 1931, 35mm, black & white, 80 min.

  • She Done Him Wrong

    Directed by Lowell Sherman.
    With Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore.
    US, 1933, 35mm, black & white, 66 min.
  • White Woman

    Directed by Stuart Walker.
    With Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford.
    US, 1933, 35mm, black & white, 73 min.
  • Cleopatra

    Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    With Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon.
    US, 1934, 35mm, black & white, 102 min.
  • The Wild Party

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner.
    With Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day.
    US, 1929, 35mm, black & white, 77 min.
  • Hot Saturday

    Directed by Willilam Seiter.
    With Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott.
    US, 1932, 35mm, black & white, 73 min.

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