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|Directed by||Frank Tuttle|
|Produced by||B. P. Schulberg|
|Screenplay by|| Viola Brothers Shore |
|Story by||George Marion Jr.|
|Starring|| Clara Bow |
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
No Limit is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Stuart Erwin, Thelma Todd, Dixie Lee, and Mischa Auer.
Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the brief era in the American film industry between the widespread adoption of sound in pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines, popularly known as the "Hays Code", in mid-1934. Although the Code was adopted in 1930, oversight was poor, and it did not become rigorously enforced until July 1, 1934, with the establishment of the Production Code Administration (PCA). Before that date, movie content was restricted more by local laws, negotiations between the Studio Relations Committee (SRC) and the major studios, and popular opinion, than by strict adherence to the Hays Code, which was often ignored by Hollywood filmmakers.
A comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film – and derived from the classical comedy in theatre –, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.
Frank Wright Tuttle was a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 to 1959.
Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.
Norman Foster was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He directed many Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto films as well as projects for Orson Welles and Walt Disney. As an actor he was a leading man in early talkies and also appeared in Welles’ final film The Other Side of the Wind.
Stuart Erwin was an American actor of stage, film, and television.
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Marry the Girl is a 1937 American romantic comedy film directed by William C. McGann. The 68 minute film, set at a newspaper syndicate, was written by Sig Herzig and Pat C. Flick, shot by cinematographer Arthur L. Todd, and was produced by Bryan Foy and Jack L. Warner under the Warner Bros. banner.
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The Benson Murder Case is a 1930 American pre-Code crime film directed by Frank Tuttle and written by S. S. Van Dine and Bartlett Cormack. The film stars William Powell, William "Stage" Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Paul Lukas, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker and May Beatty. The film was released on April 13, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.
Love Among the Millionaires is a 1930 American comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle and written by William M. Conselman, Grover Jones, Herman J. Mankiewicz and Keene Thompson. The film stars Clara Bow, Stanley Smith, Stuart Erwin, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, Mitzi Green, Charles Sellon and Claude King. The film was released on July 19, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.
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