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Looking Back

March 1932

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in March 1932. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.


A veteran star of Westerns (Jack Holt) was joined by newcomer John Wayne in Maker of Men, on a Redford double bill with Reckless Living (Ricardo Cortez and Mae Clarke). Buster Keaton played Elmer E. Tuttle in The Passionate Plumber, also starring Jimmy Durante and Polly Moran. Dance Team re-united James Dunn and Sally Eilers, stars of the acclaimed Bad Girl (Redford, October 1931).

Other big name movies at the Redford included The Guardsman (Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne), This Reckless Age (Buddy Rogers), Mata Hari (Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro and Lionel Barrymore), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Fredric March), Lovers Courageous (Robert Montgomery) and Emma (Marie Dressler). Adding to the film fun were newsreels, novelties, and comedies from Our Gang and Laurel and Hardy.

At the Michigan, Harry Blackstone, "The Greatest Magician The World Has Ever Known," presented "Wonderful Entertainment Of Magic, Mystery, Illusion and Comedy". A Saturday morning series of movies that included Trader Horn and Ambassador Bill was started because "For many years parents have called for more pictures suitable to the juvenile and adolescent mind." (Allison Ind, The Ann Arbor Daily News, March 4, 1932)

Also playing at the Michigan was Arsène Lupin, the first pairing of the brothers Barrymore (John and Lionel). Guest Night on March 21 featured a Clark Gable double bill—his latest movie, Polly of the Circus (with Marion Davies), and Night Nurse (starring Barbara Stanwyck).

The Talkie Time-Table of the March 31, 1932 Detroit News listed Alias the Doctor (at the Michigan), Are You Listening? (Fisher), Sky Devils (United Artists), One Hour with You (Paramount), The Gay Caballero (Fox), The Lost Squadron (RKO Downtown), and Der Wahre Jakob (Little Theater).


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