pre code movies

Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes in a publicity photo for the pre-Code drama A Farewell to Arms  (Frank Borzage, 1932)

“Not only the best film version of a Hemingway novel, but also one of the most thrilling visions of the power of sexual love… No other director created images like these, using light and movement like brushstrokes, integrating naturalism and a daring expressionism in the same shot. This is romantic melodrama raised to its highest degree.” - Time Out London