Thursday, May 19, 2022

INDEX FOR : MY QUEER CINEMA: LGBTQ FILMS CODED AND EXPLICIT 1887-1939

my queer cinema:  lgbtq films coded and explicit 1887-1939

■film discussed

film discussed in an earlier or later context


my queer cinema: a prelude

     by Douglas Messerli

kisses and poses

     Eadweard Muybridge The Kiss / 1887

muybridge male nudes

     Eadweard Muybridge “various male athletes” / 1887

     Andrew Toovey Dutch Dykes (with Eadweard Muybridge moving video) / 2002

dancing princes

     William Kennedy Dickson (The Dickson Experimental Sound Film / 1894 or 1895

two méliès kinographs

     Georges Méliès Le méprise / 1896-1901 Flipbook  #17

     Georges Méliès L’amant supris 1896-1901 / Flipbook #23

hamlet’s duel

    Clément Maurice Le Duel d'Hamlet / 1900

dancing women: two films by alice guy

    Alice Guy (Blaché) Au bal de Flore (At the Floral Ball) / 1900

  Alice Guy (Blaché) (Le depart d’Arlequin et de Pierrette (Le Fredaines de Pierrette) (Pierrette’s Escapades) / 1900

pick of the litter

     Alice Guy (Blaché) Sage femme de première Classe (Midwife to the Upper Class) / 1901

two old maids

     Edwin S. Porter and George S. Fleming The Old Maid Having Her Picture Taken / 1901

     Edwin S. Porter The Old Maid in Her Drawing Room / 1901

what the porter saw

     Ferdinand Zecca Par le trou de la serrure (What Is Seen Through a Keyhole) / 1901

french kiss

     Sigmund Lubin Meet Me at the Fountain / 1904

carrying the gag to its limits

     Alice Guy Blaché and Romeo Bosetti Le Matela alcolique a.k.a Le matelas pileptique (The Drunken Mattress) / 1906

seeing love from both sides now

     Alice Guy Blaché Les résultats du féminisme (The Consequences of Feminism) / 1906

hot sex

      Georges Méliès Eclipse de Soleil en pleine Lune (Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun

     and Moon / 1907

an early model

     Otis Turner  Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1908 || Lost Film  (see queer street, 1920)

two for one

     Narren-Grappen (Jester’s Joke) / 1908

how to get ahead

     Alf Collins How Percy Won the Beauty Competition / 1909

the trophy

     J. Stuart Blackton  Oliver Twist / 1909

the boston glide

     Walfrid Bergström Skilda tiders danser (Dances Through the Ages) / 1909

the long and short of it

     Adrien Barrère Tom Pouce suit une femme (Tom Thumb in Love) a.k.a. Mary Long and Tommy Short / 1910

girls gone wild

     Lewin Fitzhamon Tilly the Tomboy Visits the Poor / 1910

who and what you will

     Eugene Mullin and Charles Kent Twelfth Night / 1910

hidden pictures

     the picture of dorian gray

          Axel Strøm Dorian Grays Portræt  (The Picture of Dorian Gray) / 1910 | Lost Film

     the picture of dorian gray

         Phillips Smalley The Picture of Dorian Gray / 1913 | Lost Film

     the picture of dorian gray

        Vsevolod Meyerhold and Mikhail Doronin Portret Doryana Greya (The Picture of Dorian Gray) / 1915 |Lost film

     the sympathetic decadent

         Richard Oswald Das bildnis des Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray) / 1917 |Lost Film

      lugosi as a wit?

         Alfréd Deésy Az Élet királya (King of Life) / 1918 | Lost Film

disconsolate billy     

     William Haddock Billy and His Pal / 1911

cowboy pranks

     Frederick A. Thomson Kitty and the Cowboys / 1911

the king of cooney island

     Queen for a Day / 1911 | Difficult to Obtain, possibly Lost  

behind the veil

     Francis Boggs ? The Pasha’s Daughter / 1911

under the influence of a comet

    Alice Guy Blaché Cupid and the Comet / 1911

both sides of the bed

    Marcel Perez La signorina Robinet / 1912 (see both sides of the bed,  1919)

drugs destroy doctor

    Lucius Henderson (director) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1912 (see queer street, 1920)

conversion therapy

    Harry Schenck, Edward Warren, and Alice Guy Blaché) Algie the Miner / 1912

please sir, i want some more

    Al Christie Making a Man of Her / 1912

disguised doubles

    Alice Guy Blaché His Double / 1912

    Alice Guy Blaché Cousins of Sherlocko / 1913

    Alice Guy Blaché What Happened to Officer Henderson (a. k. a. Officer Henderson / 1913

the picture of dorian gray

      Phillips Smalley The Picture of Dorian Gray / 1913 | Lost Film (see hidden pictures, 1910)

conflicted selves

     Paul Wegener and Stellan Rye (directors) Der Student von Prag (The Student of Prague) / 1913

no wedding bells

     Wilfrid North Bunny’s Dilemma / 1913

the cure

      Wilfrid North Bunny’s Honeymoon / 1913 | Difficult to Obtain or Lost Film

the young boy willing to kiss a woman in order to keep his man

      Urban Gad Jugend und Tollheit (Lady Madcap’s Way) / 1913 | Lost Film

the seed

      Sidney Drew A Florida Enchantment / 1914

pretend to shoot and stab me quick before you kiss!

      Urban Gad Zapatas Bande (Zapata’s Gang) / 1914

he ain’t heavy, he’s my sister

      Mabel Normand Mabel’s Blunder / 1914

entering the forbidden domain

      Wilfrid North Lillian’s Dilemma / 1914 | Difficult to Find or Lost Film

chaplin in drag

      Mack Sennett A Busy Day (a. k. a. The Militant Suffragette) / 1914

      Charles Chaplin The Masquerader / 1914

      Charles Chaplin A Woman / 1915

 

the sweedie comedies: 29 short silent films

     Sweedie the Swatter / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie and the Lord / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Topsy-Turvy Sweedie / 1914 |Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie and the Double Exposure / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie Springs a Surprise / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Skate / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Clean-Up / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Golf Champion ‘Chick’ Evans Links with Sweedie / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     The Fickleness of Sweedie / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie Learns to Swim / 1914

     She Landed a Big One (aka She Landed a Lord) / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie the Laundress / 1914

     Sweedie the Trouble Maker / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Countess Sweedie / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie at the Fair / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     A Maid of War / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie and the Hypnotist / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie Collects for Charity / 1914 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie and the Sultan’s Present / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Suicide / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie and Her Dog / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     The New Teacher / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie Goes to College / 1915 |Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Hopeless Love / 1915 |Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie Learns to Ride / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie in Vaudeville / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Hero  / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Sweedie’s Finish / 1915 | Lost Film or Unavailable

     Wallace Beery Sweedie, the Janitor / 1916 | Lost Film or unavailable

the picture of dorian gray

     Vsevolod Meyerhold and Mikhail Doronin Portret Doryana Greya (The Picture of Dorian Gray) / 1915 | Lost Film (see hidden pictures, 1910)

the beached wail

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Miss Fatty’s Seaside Lovers / 1915

exploring identity

     Mario Roncoroni (Filibus (Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate) / 1915

the son who saved her father

     Wilfrid North Hearts and the Highway / 1915 | Lost Film

a frozen icarus

      Mauritz Stiller / Vingarne (The Wings) / 1916

going off track

     Clarence G. Badger The Danger Girl / 1916

slinging forbidden love along with the pies

     Charles Chaplin Behind the Screen / 1916

merrily rolling along

     Charles Chaplin The Rink / 1916

the sympathetic decadent

    Richard Oswald Das bildnis des Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray) / 1917 | Lost Film  (see hidden pictures, 1910)

boys will be girls

     Joseph Kaufman The Amazons / 1917 | Lost Film

a smile and a wink

     Harold Lloyd and Gilbert Pratt Pinched / 1917

the proper way to marry a girl

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle The Butcher Boy / 1917

resolve

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Coney Island / 1917

robbery she said

     Donald Crisp The Clever Mrs. Carfax / 1917 | Lost Film

the thief who got away

     Gardner Hunting (screenplay, based on a story by Gelett Burgess and Carolyn Wells), Donald

     Crisp (director) The Countess Charming / 1917 | Lost Film

lugosi as a wit?

     Alfréd Deésy Az Élet királya (King of Life) / 1918 | Lost Film (see hidden pictures, 1910)

without bounds

     Ernst Lubitsch Ich möchte kein Mann sein (I  Don’t Want to Be a Man) / 1918

impulsive giving

    Elsie Jane Wilson The Dream Lady / 1918

the best man

     Walter Graham (screenwriter), Al Christie Know Thy Wife / 1918

cross-dressing heaven

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Good Night, Nurse! / 1918

calender girl

      William C. de Mille The Widow’s Might  / 1918 | Difficult to Obtain

justice through knowledge

      Richard Oswald Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others) / 1919

both sides of the bed

     Marcel Perez La signorina Robinet / 1912

     Marcel Perez  Chickens in Turkey / 1919

professional amateurs

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Back Stage / 1919

all dressed for the wedding

     Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle (director) Love / 1919

the pillow

     Hal Roach Ask Father / 1919

a safe place

     Hal Roach Bumping into Broadway / 1919

the flower girl’s loves

     Edward F. Cline Hearts and Flowers / 1919

beyond the call of duty

     F. Richard Jones Yankee Doodle in Berlin / 1919

no secret love

     Al Christie Rowdy Ann / 1919

the broken torso

    Ernst Lubitsch Die Puppe (The Doll) / 1919

a great big beautiful doll

   Robert Wiene  Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) / 1920

reformation: the soul of youth and the death of its director

     William Desmond Taylor The Soul of Youth / 1920

queering up the opera

    Bernard Natan Le Ménage moderne du Madame Butterfly / 1920

return to sender

     Marcel L'Herbier L'Homme du large (The Man of The Sea) / 1920

queer street: the even stranger case of dr. jekyll and mr. hyde’s cinematic adaptations

     an early model

         Otis Turner Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Otis  / 1908 | Lost Film

     drugs destroy doctor

          Lucius Henderson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1912

     henry jekyll meets dorian gray

          John S. Robertson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1920

     residual echoes

          Rouben Mamoulian Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1931

      the end of the rainbow

          Victor Fleming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1941

      seven cartoon jekylls in six to seven-minute waltzes

        Norman McCabe The Impatient Patient / 1942

          Mannie Davis Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Cat Hyde / 1944

          Joseph Barbara and William Hanna Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse / 1947

          Friz Freleng Dr. Jerkyl’s Hide / 1954

          Friz Freleng Hyde and Hare / 1955

          Friz Freleng Hyde and Go Tweet / 1959

          Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? / 1964

     enjoying being mr. hyde

          Allen Reisner Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1955

      queer by definition

          Jean Renoir Le Testament du docteur Cordelier (The Doctor’s Horrible Experiment) / 1959

     this perfect eden

        Terence Fisher The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll / 1960

     entering a strange land without a destination

         Roy Ward Baker Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde / 1971

     hyde’s son

         David Wickes Jekyll and Hyde / 1990

hamlet, the transgender hero

     Sven Gade and Heinz Schall Hamlet / 1921

between here and there

     Fred. J. Balshofer (director) The Isle of Love / 1921

the narcissi

     Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline The Play House / 1921

soil of the damned

     F. W. Murnau Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) / 1922

the man that got her way: marion davies in the 1920s

     the boy’s second husband

          William LeBaron Robert G. Vignola When Knighthood Was in Flower / 1922

     irish blarney goes dutch treat

         Sidney Olcott Little Old New York / 1923

     the goat-herder and the king

         Unknown filmmaker Beverly of Graustark / 1914

         Sidney Franklin (director) Beverly of Graustark / 1926

     the amorous adventures of anatol

         Robert Z. Leonard Marianne / 1929

my closeup, please, mister demille

     Charles Bryant Salomé / 1923

the celluloid fairy

     Ralph Ceder The Soilers / 1923

the bride in the sky

    Luiz de Barros Augusto Anibal Quer Casar (Augusto Anibal Wants to Get Married) / 1923 | Lost Film

lust for gold

      Donald Crisp Panjola / 1923 || Currently unavailable

acquisitions

      Carl Theodore Dreyer Mikaël (Michael) / 1924

overlooked talent

     Victor Schertzinger Boy of Flanders / 1924 || Difficult to Obtain

oswald, jean, and teddy

     Gilbert Pratt Grandpa’s Girl / 1924

finding boys: james m. barrie and the boys who lost

     the sewn-on shadow

          Herbert Brenon  Peter Pan / 1924

          Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske Peter Pan / 1953, animated movie

          Clark Jones (director) Peter Pan / TV musical 1955, 1956 (other versions 1960, 2000)

     walkin’ the plank

           Bob Ashford and Glenn Weiss Peter Pan Live! / on NBC, December 4, 2014

what to do with a drunken sailor: the problem of sergei eisenstein

      Sergei Eisenstein (director) Бронено́сец «Потёмкин» Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) / 1925 [see discussion of Bezhin Meadow, 1937]

showing up for the showdown

     John G. Blystone Dick Turpin / 1925

the thief of love

    Louis J. Gasnier Parisian Love / 1925

cutie and petite

     Adrian Brunel (director) Battling Bruisers: Some Boxing Buffonery / 1925

the innocents

     Alfred Hitchcock The Pleasure Garden / 1925

polyamorous porpoises

     Scott Sidney (director) Madame Behave / 1925

groom without a bride’s kiss

     Buster Keaton Seven Chances / 1925

the prodigal daughter

     Dallas M. Fitzgerald (director) My Lady of Whims / 1925

battling age and gender dysphoria in our gang

     Robert F. McGowan Baby Clothes / 1926

two husbands wrestling in a bed

     Fred Guiol Along Came Auntie / 1926

the woman who stole his pants

     Fred Guiol 45 Minutes from Hollywood / 1926

a gentleman for the night

     Karin Swanström (director) Flickan i frack  (The Girl in Tails) / 1926 Difficult to Obtain

from amazon to beauty queen

     Paul Sloane The Clinging Vine / 1926

the sky’s the limit—for women

     Clyde Cook What’s the World Coming To? / 1926

soul kiss

     Sam Taylor For Heaven’s Sake / 1926

after the fall

     Howard Hawks Fig Leaves / 1926

the ooze

     Alfred E. Green Irene / 1926

without a clue

     Sam Taylor Exit Smiling / 1926

the island of friendship

     Clarence Brown Flesh and the Devil / 1926

a fiddler in his bedroom

    Paul Czinner Der Geiger von Florenz (The Fiddler of Florence) aka Impetuous Youth / 1926

ritual baths

    Lewis Milestone Two Arabian Knights / 1927

the faith keepers

    John Ford Upstream / 1927

obvious obfuscations: queering the straight

    Alfred Hitchcock The Lodger: The Story of the London Fog / 1927

renting out agnes

     Fred Guiol Duck Soup / 1927

      James Parrott Another Fine Mess / 1930

nobody’s perfect

       Fred Guiol Why Girls Like Sailors / 1927

my son the maid

     Leo McCarey Don’t Tell Everything / 1927

in heaven

     Alfred Schirokauer) Der Himmel auf Erden (Heaven on Earth) / 1927 || Difficult to Obtain

out with the boys

     R. E. Williamson and Joseph E. Zivelli A Wanderer of the West / 1927 ||  Difficult to Obtain

on the lips

    Richard Eichberg (director) Der Fürst von Pappenheim (The Masked Mannequin) / 1927 | Difficult to Obtain

crystal clear

     John Francis Dillon The Crystal Cup / 1927 | Lost Film

throwing him to the rats

     Alfred Hitchcock Downhill / 1927

kisses and poses

     William A. Wellman Wings / 1927

loving men

     Howard Hawks A Girl in Every Port / 1928

it must be love

      William A. Wellman Beggars of Life / 1928

dying for change

      William Dieterle Geschlecht in Fesseln (Sex in Chains) / 1928

never safe from ourselves     

     Alfred Hitchcock Champagne / 1928

washing away the mask

     Frank Capra The Matinee Idol / 1928, restored 1997

sleeping around: the secret life of roderick usher

      painting his wife into her grave

        Jean Epstein La Chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) / 1928

     what was under that cover of the hotplate?

         James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Melville Webber The Fall of the House of Usher / 1928

     home sweet home

        Curtis Harrington The Fall of the House of Usher / 1942

         Curtis Harrington Usher / 2000 (Criterion lists the date as 2002)

     only the house has any appetite for human flesh

          Richard Corman (director) House of Usher / 1960

    outside the normality of history

        Boris Sagal (director) The Fall of the House of Usher / 1956

a cause of the celebration and its consequences

     Jean Epstein Finis terrae / 1929

getting it on

     Leo McCarey Liberty / 1929

the happy couple

      Lloyd French That’s My Wife / 1929

heterosexual heathens

     D. W. Griffith Lady of  the Pavements / 1929

funny that way

     Roy Del Ruth (director) The Desert Song / 1929

music for dead donkeys

     Luis Buñuel Un chien Andalou / 1929

bread or knife

      G. W. Pabst  Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box) / 1929

the lavender door

     Harry Beaumont The Broadway Melody / 1929

after the flood: airing dirty laundry

     Charles Reisner The Hollywood Revue of 1929 / 1929

a rock in the sea

     Dudley Murphy St. Louis Blues / 1929

the chameleon

     “Oscar Wild” The Surprise of a Knight / c. 1929 | Difficult to Obtain

renting out agnes

     James Parrott (director) Another Fine Mess / 1930 [see renting out agnes, 1927]

behind closed doors

     Jean Cocteau Le Sang d’un poète (The Blood of a Poet) / 1930

masturbatory explosion

     Man Ray Autoportrait, ou Ce quí manque a nous tous / c. 1930

the white gaze

     Kenneth Macpherson Borderline / 1930

safe sex

     Josef von Sternberg Morocco / 1930

coding just for fun

    David Butler Just Imagine / 1930

silence, sound, and fury

    Alfred Hitchcock Murder! / 1930

laughing away the blues

    Norman Taurog Sunny Skies / 1930

the manly man and the effeminate womanizer

    Michael Curtiz The Matrimonial Bed / 1930

milking the bull

    Fred Niblo Way Out West / 1930

  manservants, interior decorators, clothes designers, chorus boys, lady wrestlers and other    persnickety sissies and female toughs: the last days of hollywood’s cinema sodom 1930-1934

    pansy cowboy

            Richard Thorpe The Dude Wrangler / 1930 || Lost Film

     get out of here!

           Arthur Hurley 23-Skidoo! / 1930

     poof!

             Edmund Golding Reaching for the Moon / 1930

     the pleasure of pain

          Hamilton MacFadden (director)  Oh, What a Man! / 1930

     in the dark

          Roy Del Ruth The Life of the Party / 1930

    happier days

         Charles Reisner Chasing Rainbows / 1930

     pansy’s disqualified

         Lloyd Bacon Fifty Million Frenchmen / 1931

      elephants and ostriches

          Lloyd Bacon Manhattan Parade / 1931

      rediscovering youth

           Frank Borzage Young As You Feel / 1931

     the nice girl

         A. Edward Sutherland Palmy Days / 1931

     going for the mail

          Edward H. Griffith Rebound / 1931

      room to room

          Edmund Goulding Grand Hotel / 1932

      leaving happy

          Hobart Henley Night World / 1932

      his own breed

          Ray Enright The Tenderfoot / 1932

      boxing himself in

          Roy Del  Ruth Winner Take All / 1932

      a grand old drag

          Norman Taurog The Phantom President / 1932

      brief encounter    

          Tay Garnett One Way Passage / 1932

      trouble

         Clyde Bruckman and Harold Lloyd Movie Crazy / 1932

      directing a murder

          Edwin L. Marin The Death Kiss / 1932

      against the world

         Charles Brabin Stage Mother / 1933

     nervous hangnails and dusty shoes

         Karl Freund Moonlight and Pretzels / 1933

      the vulgarians at the gate

          Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley Footlight Parade / 1933

      send in the queer

          George Cukor Our Betters / 1933

      all about us

          Frank Capra Lady for a Day / 1933

          Frank Capra Pocketful of Miracles / 1961

     blind faith

          Howard Bretherton and William KeighleyLadies They Talk About / 1933

      behind the eight ball

          Rowland Brown Blood Money / 1933

      the catfish eaters

         Gregory La Cava Bed of Roses / 1933

         Maurine Watkins (screenplay), William A. Seiter (director) Professional Sweetheart / 1933

     the choice of flowers

          Lowell Sherman Broadway Thru a Keyhole / 1933

     the hawk swoops to pray

          Lowell Sherman She Done Him Wrong / 1933

     et-gay the ansy-pay

          Raoul Walsh Sailor’s Luck / 1933

     unfit for reality

           John M. Stahl Only Yesterday / 1933

    sleepwalkers

         Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley Wonder Bar / 1934 

     a bruising

          Mark Sandrich Hips, Hips, Horray! / 1934

     crêpes suzette        

           Alfred E. Green Housewife / 1934

sad and silly animated sissies

     the metaphorical and the real

         Dave Fleischer Dizzy Red Riding Hood / 1931

     no time for heroes

           Hugh Harman Ride Him, Bosko! / 1932

     cheering on beauty

           Rudolph Ising Freddy the Freshman   / 1932

     we want betty!

           Dave Fleischer Betty Boop for President / 1932

      monkey business

         Rudolf Ising 1933 The Organ Grinder / 1933

      klunky love

          Walter Lantz King Klunk / 1933

     the transformation

          Ib Iwerks Flip the Frog—Soda Squirt / 1933

      the cop on the beat the man on the moon and me

          John Foster and Vernon Stallings  Magic Mummy / 1933

residual echoes

     Rouben Mamoulian Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1931 (see queer street, 1920)

pansy’s disqualified

     Lloyd Bacon Fifty Million Frenchmen / 1931 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

elephants and ostriches

     Lloyd Bacon Manhattan Parade / 1931 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

rediscovering youth

     Frank Borzage Young As You Feel / 1931 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

the nice girl

     A. Edward Sutherland Palmy Days / 1931 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

going for the mail

     Edward H. Griffith Rebound / 1931 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

boyfriends

     William A. Wellman The Public Enemy / 1931

love takes a thousand forms

      Leontine Sagan Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) / 1931

arbeit macht frei

     René Clair  À Nous la Liberté (Freedom for Us) / 1931

love is death

      F. W. Murnau Tabu: A Story of the South Seas / 1931

a second chance

     Tod Browning Iron Man / 1931

room to room

      Edmund Goulding Grand Hotel / 1932 (see manservants,  interior decorators...., 1930)

leaving happy

      Hobart Henley Night World / 1932 (see manservants,  interior decorators...., 1930)

no time for heroes

     Hugh Harman Ride Him, Bosko! / 1932 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

his own breed

     Ray Enright (The Tenderfoot / 1932 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

boxing himself in

      Roy Del  Ruth Winner Take All / 1932  (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

a grand old drag

      Norman Taurog The Phantom President / 1932 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

brief encounter

       Tay Garnett One Way Passage / 1932 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

trouble

       Clyde Bruckman and Harold Lloyd Movie Crazy / 1932 (see manservants, interior                                 decorators...., 1930)

directing a murder

      Edwin L. Marin The Death Kiss / 1932 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930) 

no time for heroes

      Hugh Harman Ride Him, Bosko! / 1932 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

cheering on beauty

     Rudolph Ising \ Freddy the Freshman / 1932 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

we want betty!

     Dave Fleischer Betty Boop for President / 1932 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

a bisexual built for two

      Dudley Murphy The Sport Parade  / 1932

baby’s milk

      George Marshall Their First Mistake / 1932

having to do what you have to do

     John Francis Dillon Call Her Savage / 1932

who is who and what is what

     Norah Blaney Miss Norah Blaney / 1932

romantic conventions

    Robert Siodmark Tumultes (Tumult) / 1932

a coming out story for straights

    Archie Mayo Night After Night / 1932

signals and signs

    Cecil B. DeMille The Sign of the Cross / 1932

going rogue

    William Dieterle Lawyer Man / 1932

learning to waltz

     William Wyler Tom of Culver / 1932

stealing a spoon

    Rowland Brown and John Cromwell Hell’s Highway / 1932

to the lighthouse

     Michael Delmer Lighthouse Love / 1932

inside out

    James Whale The Old Dark House / 1932

the matchmacker, or, the tie that binds

    Alexander Korda The Wedding Rehearsal  / 1932

we want betty!

    Dave Fleischer Betty Boop for President / 1932

against the world

    Charles Brabin Stage Mother / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

 nervous hangnails and dusty shoes

    Karl Freund (director) Moonlight and Pretzels / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators....1930)

the vulgarians at the gate

    Lloyd Bacon and Busby BerkeleyFootlight Parade / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

the transformation

    Lee Blair, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster, Grim Natwick and Irven Spence Flip the Frog—Soda Squirt / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

send in the queer

    George Cukor Our Betters / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

all about us

   Robert Riskin (screenplay, based on a story by Damon Runyon), Frank Capra (director) Lady for a Day / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

behind the eight ball

    Rowland Brown Blood Money / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

blind faith

    Howard Bretherton and William Keighley Ladies They Talk About / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

the catfish eaters

    Gregory La Cava Bed of Roses / 1933

    William A. Seiter (director) Professional Sweetheart / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

the choice of flowers

    Lowell Sherman Broadway Thru a Keyhole / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

the hawk swoops to pray

    Lowell Sherman She Done Him Wrong / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

et-gay the ansy-pay

    Raoul Walsh Sailor’s Luck / 1933 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

unfit for reality

    John M. Stahl Only Yesterday / 1933  (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

monkey business

    Rudolf Ising  The Organ Grinder /1933 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

klunky love    

    Walter Lantz King Klunk / 1933 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

the transformation

    Ib Iwerks Flip the Frog—Soda Squirt / 1933 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

the cop on the beat the man on the moon and me

     John Foster and Vernon Stallings Magic Mummy / 1933 (see sad and silly animated sissies, 1931)

loving sodom

    James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber Lot in Sodom / 1933

being happy

    Al Boasberg (director) Myrt and Marge / 1933

intentionally missing targets

    William A. Seiter Diplomaniacs / 1933

a first anniversary—and maybe last

    James Parrott Twice Two / 1933

playing with himself

     Del Lord Bring ‘Em Back a Wife / 1933

between genders

    Reinhold Schümzel Viktor und Viktoria (Victor and Victoria) / 1933

two men claiming a female identity

    Rowland V. Lee I Am Suzanne / 1933

gentleman’s agreement

   Ernst Lubitsch Design  for Living / 1933

garbo gets her wish

    Rouben Mamoulian Queen Christina / 1933

forgetting to be a lady

   James Whale The Kiss Before the Mirror / 1933

death of the pansies

   Walter Lang The Warrior’s Husband / 1933 || Difficult to Obtain

the real man    

    Mark Sandrich Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men / 1933

riveting

    Tod Browning Fast Workers / 1933

brave new world      

    Robert Siodmak Brennendes Geheimmis (The Burning Secret) /1933

sleepwalkers

    Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley Wonder Bar / 1934  (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930) 

 a bruising

     Mark Sandrich  Hips, Hips, Horray! / 1934 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

crêpes suzette

      Alfred E. Green Housewife / 1934 (see manservants, interior decorators...., 1930)

dropping beads

      by Douglas Messerli

lovely episodes

     Harlan Thompson Kiss and Make-Up / 1934

under the hide

     Mark Sandrich The Gay Divorcee / 1934

refusing to be sensible

     William K. Howard This Side of Heaven / 1934

heart, tears, and bologna

     Jack Conway The Gay Bride / 1934

how to succeed on the stage

    Lupino Lane My Old Duchess (aka Oh, What a Duchess!) / 1934

rabbit holes in the texas prairie

    Robert N. Bradbury The Lucky Texan / 1934

something of a drag

    Elliott Nugent She Loves Me Not / 1934

convenient cross-dressing

    Marcel Varnel Girls Will Be Boys / 1934

julian’s sister

    Juliusz Gardan Czy Lucyna to dziewczyna? (Is Lucyna a Girl?) / 1934 [film in Polish only]

playing sexual chess

    Richard C. Kahn Children of Loneliness a.k.a The Third Sex / 1935 || Lost Film

little monsters

    James Whale Bride of Frankenstein / 1935

the sounds of laughter

    Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle A Midsummer Night’s Dream / 1935

refusing to learn

    George Cukor Sylvia Scarlett / 1935

ready for the road

    Marshall Neilan This Is the Life / 1935

starving for god

    Ralph Steiner Pie in the Sky / 1935

 sissies for kids   

     Ben Sharpsteen The Cookie Carnival / 1935

     David Hand (director) Who Killed Cock Robin? / 1935 

    Shamus Culhane and Al Eugster Mary’s Little Lamb / 1935    

pure pretense: or, the woman who pretends she is a man who pretends he is a woman who gets her man

     Victor Saville First a Girl / 1935

study in hypocrisy

     William Wyler These Three / 1936 [see these too, 1961]

quick, quick!

     Clarence G. Badger (director) Rangle River / 1936, USA 1939

saved from monsters

     Jacques Deval Club des femmes / 1936

what to do with a drunken sailor: the problem of sergei eisenstein

     Sergei Eisenstein Бронено́сец «Потёмкин» Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) / 1925

     Sergei Eisenstein Бежин луг, Bezhin lug (Bezhin Meadow) / 1937

a love the lover cannot explain

      Jean Grémillon Gueule d’Amour (Lady Killer) / 1937

standing by his man

      Archie Mayo It’s Love I’m After / 1937

a world of the dead

     Jean Renoir La Grande Illusion (Grand Illusion) / 1937, USA 1938

the toy

     Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard Pygmalion / 1938

an intimate conversation between two women

     William Wyler Jezebel / 1938

a connecticut safari

     Howard Hawks Bringing up Baby / 1938

some immodest questions  

     Victor Fleming Test Pilot / 1938

detecting love

     Alexander Hall The Amazing Mr. Williams / 1939

paradise lost, paradise regained

    Arthur J. Goulding A Chump at Oxford / 1939, released 1940

 


Films scheduled to see: 1887-1939

 

Judith of Bethulia (1914, D. W. Griffith) YouTube

Aus eines Mannes Mudchenjahren (A Man’s Girlhood) (1919, Karl Grune) no source

The Other Half (1919, King Vidor) own

The Hoodlum (1919, Sidney Franklin) own

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921, Rex Ingram) YouTube

Boy of Flanders (1924, Victor Schertzinger) no source

The Monster (1925, Roland West) YouTube, Internet Archive

The Scarlet Woman (1925, James Breenidge) no source

Ben-Hur (1925, Fred Niblo) YouTube

She’s a Prince (1926, Marcel Perez) no source

Gesetze der Liebe (The Laws of Love) (1927, Magnus Hirschfeld) no source

Rita ou Rita? (1927, Reinald Ferreira) Internet Archive

A Woman of Affairs (1928, Clarence Brown)

Princess Mundane (1928, Germaine Dulac) no source

Glorifying the American Girl (1929, Millard Webb) YouTube/Prime

The Talk of Hollywood (1929, Mark Sandrich) YouTube

Flight (1929, Frank Capra) rarefilms

A Cottage at Dartmoor (1929, Antony Asquith) Vimeo

Bulldog Drummond (1929, F. Richard Jones) no source

Why Bring That Up? (1929, George Abbott) no source

Syncopation (1929, William Dieterle) own

Office Wife (1930, Lloyd Bacon) on order

Kiss Me Again (1931, William A. Seiter) no source

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1931, Phil Jutzi) Criterion

Little Caesar (1931, Mervyn LeRoy) YouTube

Roar of the Dragon (1932, Wesley Ruggles) no source

Croner (1932, Lloyd Bacon) no source

Hotel Splendide (1932, Michael Powell) no source

Red Dust (1932, Victor Fleming) Prime

Red Headed Woman (1932) Jack Conway) Vudu

The Seventh Commandment (1932, Dwain Esper and James P Hogan) no source

Fame (1932, Leslie S. Hiscott) no source

Anna and Elizabeth (1933, Frank Wisbar) no source

Calvacade (1933, Frank Lloyd) YouTube

So This Is Africa (1933, Edward F. Cline) YouTube

Christopher Strong (1933, Dorothy Arzner) own

Los tres berrentines (1933, Enrique Susini) no source

Wine, Women and Song (1933, Herbert Brenon) YouTube

The Invisible Man (1933, James Whale) no source

I’m No Angel (1933, Wesley Ruggles) vimeo

Going Hollywood (1933, Raoul Walsh) ok.ru

Der Page von Dalmasse-Hotel (1933, Victor Janson) own

Dancing Lady (1933, Robert Z. Leonard) ok.ru

Grand Slam (1933, William Dieterle) ok. run

Arizona to Broadway (1933, James Tirling) ok.ru

International House (1933, A. Edward Sutherland) no source

The Mystery of Gender (1933, Lothar Golte andn Carl Kurzmayer) no source

Gado Bravo (Wild Cattle) (1934, Max Nosseck and Antonio Lopes Ribeiro) no source

Peter (1934, Harry Koster) own

Schwarzer Tages (Black Fighter) (1934 Johannes Meyer) no source

Tomorrow's Youth (1934, Charles Lamon) YouTube

Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich) Prime

The Mystery of Gender (1935, Lother Gotte)

Dracula’s Daughter (1936, Lambert Hillyer) Prime

The Invisible Ray (1936, Lambert Hillyer) ok.ru

Craig's Wife (1936, Dorothy Azner)

La Garcone (1936, Jean de Limur) French only

The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey)

Captains Courageous (1937, Victor Fleming) ok.run / vudu

Woman-Wise (1937, Allan Dwan)