Cecil B. DeMille

The Criterion Shelf: Pre-Code Paramount

From Morocco to Kiss and Make-Up, Criterion Channel's Pre-Code Paramount collection features some surprising violence and hanky panky with Marlene Dietrich and Mae West at their best.

The New Old: Biblical Jazz Panic

We take a trip in the way, wayback machine for a trio of old school classics, including Elia Kazan's noirish viral thriller Panic in the Streets, Cecil B. DeMille's biblical epic Samson and Delilah, and the king of all early talkies, The Jazz Singer.