Film Fay Wray Pre-Code Roles

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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress fay wray in the pre-code genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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Doctor X is a First National/Warner Bros. horror and mystery film. Based on the play originally titled The Terror by Howard W. Comstock and Allen C. Miller. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Lee Tracy, Fay Wray, and Lionel Atwill. The film was produced before the Motion Picture Production Code was enforced. Themes such as murder, rape, cannibalism and prostitution are interwoven into the story. The film was one of the last films made, along with Warners' Mystery of the Wax Museum, in the two-color Technicolor process. Black and white prints were shipped to small towns and to foreign markets, while color prints were reserved for major cities. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy

Initial Release: 1932

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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#69 on Early Technicolor Films

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King Kong is a 1933 American fantasy monster/adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933 to rave reviews. The film tells of a gigantic, prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong who dies in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman. Kong is distinguished for its stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a full-length musical score by Max Steiner. In 1991, it was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the Library ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot, James Flavin, Frank Reicher, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

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#67 on The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

#16 on The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made

#6 on The Greatest Classic Sci-Fi Movies

#5 on The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American mystery horror-thriller film released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh. This film is notable as the last dramatic fiction film made, along with Warner's Doctor X, in the two-color Technicolor process. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Holmes Herbert, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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#5 on Early Technicolor Films

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The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start of the 20th century directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Wallace Beery and George Raft. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper, George Raft, Wallace Beery, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

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