Ruarí McCann studies a William A. Wellman feature publicised as being "Not for Children".
Cathy Brennan on the double-edged sword of Marlene Dietrich and Josef Von Sternberg's collaborations.
Tom Atkinson on Katharine Hepburn's transition from pre-Code to Code-era matrimonial narratives.
Ellisha Izumi applies the Code to a controversial remake of Godard's classic.
Kirsty Asher on the genealogy of the blonde bombshell, beginning with Jean Harlow.
Ben Flanagan searches for the modern day Mae West.
Ioanna Micha connects the bizarre dots between the 2017 animated film and the Shirley-Temple starring 1930s Baby Burlesks.
Joseph Owen finds the link between a Cannes competition player and the most infamous of all pre-Code films.
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Ben Flanagan looks back on the apex of British cuddliness.
Paddy Mulholland identifies Britishness in the films of Andrew Kötting.
Tom Atkinson laments the lost vision of Alan Clarke.
Kirsty Asher declares Ken Russell to be the last British folk hero.
Anna Devereux on the colonisation of Irish actors.
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