determined and showing fortitude in difficult circumstances.
The term 'pre-code' refers to films that were made whilst there was no substantive legislation concerning what could appear on screen. Consequently, many of these films made between 1929 and 1934 contain scenes that were later classed as immoral, such as promiscuous sexual behavior, drug abuse, and other "less-than-savory" topics.
A recurring theme in a work of cinema, music or literature.
A form of comedy that emphasizes comical physical action.
Someone who boxes; a boxer.
statue or building meant to commemorate a public figure or an event.
A British luxury automobile.
Burn up the town
Have fun and be reckless.
A fashionable young woman in the 1920s who upturns convention and has a good time.
A person whose job it is to clean up the streets in a city.
A tenant's regular payment to a landlord.
taking control of something.
The act of expelling someone from a home or property.
Money obtained for very little work.
A lucky totem.
A vagrant or beggar.
Filmed, printed text edited into the midst of photographed action in a silent film.
hard felt hat originally popular in London.
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