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Director: Charles Brabin
Starring: Clark Gable, Madge Evans, Ernest Torrence, Lew Cody, Marie Prevost
Plot: Rid Riddell (Gable) wins race horse Tommy Boy in a bet. At first he races the horse honestly, but then begins to race dirty, pulling him out of races to collect on the losses. When Tommy Boy loses a race he was supposed to win, Rid ends up in debt with some dangerous gangsters, so he transfers ownership of Tommy to his lady friend, Ruby (Evans).
Director: Jack Conway
Starring: Robert Montgomery, Robert Young, Madge Evans, Walter Huston, Jimmy Durante, Eugene Pallette, Sterling Holloway
Plot: Seaman Tommy Knowlton (Montgomery) is on leave in Italy. He falls in love with Joan Standish (Evans). Unfortunately, Joan is both married and the daughter of his commander, TJ Toler (Huston). Back on the boat, the tension between Knowlton and Toler grows because of the situation.
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Starring: Robert Young, Madge Evans, Otto Kruger, Una Merkel, Ted Healy, George Meeker
Plot: Julie Bell (Evans) is an ex-pat living in Paris. She beings to fall for Pat Wells (Young), a nice guy who doesn’t seem to have much of a future. She thinks she’d be better off marrying Sam Colt (Kruger), a war correspondent. Colt goes off the China to cover a story, and Julie remains in Paris to be a fashion reporter.
Director: Richard Boleslawski
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, Nat Pendelton, Ted Healy, C. Henry Gordon
Plot: Showgirl Letty Morris (Evans) hops a bus to Hollywood to get away from Legs Caffy (Pendleton), a gangster with a crush on her. He follows, however, so she cozies up to Paul Porter (Montgomery), without realizing he’s an escaped fugitive being chased by the cops.
Also Known As: Three Broadway Girls
Director: Lowell Sherman
Cast: Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire, Lowell Sherman, David Manners
Plot: Arrogant and conniving gold digger Jean (Claire) returns to New York to live with her friends Schatzi (Blondell) and Polaire (Evans). The night of Jean’s return, the trio goes out with Polaire’s fiancee, Dey (Manners), and his friend Boris (Sherman). The evening sets up and ongoing story of the three ladies stealing and swapping partners.
Director: Richard Boleslawski
Cast: Madge Evans, Otto Kruger, Una Merkel, Alice Brady, May Robson, Eddie Nugent, Phillip Holmes, Hedda Hopper, Florine McKinney, Isabel Jewel
Plot: Letty Lawson (Evans) gets a job at a high class beauty salon with help from her friend Carol (Merkel). She and Carol move in with coworker Jane (McKinney), and the three women proceed to have their own romantic problems. Letty falls in love with Mr. Sherwood (Kruger), the husband of one of her clients. Carol puts aside romantic notions and sets out to snare herself an old, rich husband. Jane secretly dates Burt (Holmes), the son of their boss (Hopper).
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Madge Evans, Kay Francis, C. Aubrey Smith, Polly Moran, Alan Mowbry
Plot: Richard Grant (Barrymore) is a successful lawyer who believes that his many years of dealing with crime has taught him how to commit the perfect murder. He’s working for shady cad Gordon Rich (Mowbry) who informs Grant before a dinner party that he intends to marry his daughter, Barbara (Evans). Grant seethes with anger and, after dinner, kills Rich. It’s almost the perfect crime, but Rich’s troubled mistress Marjorie (Francis), becomes suspicious of Grant.
Director: George Cukor
Cast: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Marie Dressler, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Jean Hersholt, Karen Morley
Plot: Millicent Jordan (Burke) plans to throw a dinner party, but things are never as simple as they should be. Her husband Oliver (Lionel Barrymore) has health problems and is concerned about people buying up his company’s stock. Even his oldest friend Carlotta (Dressler) wants to sell. He hopes to get help from Dan Packard (Beery), who is trying to secretly secure the company himself. Packard’s wife, Kitty (Harlow), is a gold digger who is having an affair with Dr. Talbot (Lowe). To make matters even more complicates, Millicent and Oliver’s teenaged daughter Paula (Evans), is having an affair with has been movie star Larry Renault (John Barrymore).
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