Warner Archive has gone deep into its vaults for a collection of rarely seen 1931 pre-code comedies and musicals arriving Tuesday on DVD.
The musical "Her Majesty, Love" is the final film Broadway musical legend Marilyn Miller ("Sally," "Sunny") made in Hollywood, as well as W.C. Fields' first talkie. "Fifty Million Frenchmen," starring the comedy team of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, is based on a successful Cole Porter Broadway musical. But you won't hear any Porter tunes. The songs were excised because movie audiences were growing weary of musicals.