ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN (1933):
As Rufus J. Klutz of the Sunshine Society of Southern California testifies over the radio about the joys of living in Los Angeles, an earthquake shakes the city and awakens reporter Toby Prentiss from a drunken slumber. Angry that Toby did not get the story, managing editor Edward J. Gaskell assigns him to replace the retiring "Miss Lonelyhearts" of the "Advice to the Lovelorn" column. Toby would like to quit, but he is bound by contract to remain, so to get Gaskell to fire him, he writes frank, tongue-in-cheek advice intended to offend those respectful of conventional morality. The "broadmindedness" of his columns, however, attracts new subscribers and advertisers seeking the youth market, and Gaskell forces Toby to stay.
DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 61 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
365 DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934):
Failed "boy wonder" director Jimmie Dale is given a job by opportunist J. Walter Delmar as an acting teacher at The Delmar Academy of Motion Picture and Dramatic Arts, which supplies instruction (as long as its pupils provide money). One day, while Delmar is visited by Adrian Almont, a movie star who allows Delmar to use his name for advertising, pretty Alice Perkins arrives, accompanied by ice men Percy and Clarence, and asks to be admitted to the school. After a false start teaching Alice to act, Jimmie discovers during a party that night that she is a good singer. The next morning, Alice is given a ride to school by wealthy Frank Young, and when they arrive, Delmar and Adrian convince Frank to provide seventy-five thousand dollars for a picture to be directed by Jimmie and starring Adrian and Alice. Jimmie is informed about the shady deal, which involves his using forty-five thousand dollars for the picture and splitting the left-over money with Delmar and Adrian. Jimmie reluctantly agrees but is unaware that Delmar and Adrian intend to embezzle everything and set him up as the fall guy.
DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 75 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!