TCM VAULT: Carole Lombard in the Thirties


Carole Lombard in the Thirties (TCM Vault)
January 22nd
No More Orchids (1932), Brief Moment (1933), Lady by Choice (1934)

Three pre-star Carole Lombard flims are coming to DVD via TCM's Vault line on January 22nd.

The 3-disc set, Carole Lombard in the Thirties, will contain No More Orchids (1932), Brief Moment (1933) and Lady by Choice (1934) and should have all the usual bonus features associated with the Vault line.

Available exclusively for purchase at, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

Although her film career began in the silent era with bit parts in features and comedy shorts by Mack Sennett, Carole Lombard didn’t become a major star until 1934 when she played the female lead in Twentieth Century, one of the most popular screwball comedies of that era. Prior to that, she was mostly cast in contemporary romances or dramatic roles which showcased her elegant beauty and, at the same time, displayed her accessible, unpretentious nature.

The three films in this collection offer a fascinating look at a pre-stardom Lombard at Columbia Pictures before she became known as a dazzlingly beautiful and sexy comedienne. Presented for the first time on DVD, restored and remastered, these three movies demonstrate Lombard’s versatility and strengths as an actress during a career transition.

No More Orchids (1932)
Lombard plays a spoiled heiress who falls in love with a struggling lawyer despite her arranged marriage to a European prince.

Brief Moment (1933)
The class conscious formula is reversed in Brief Moment (1933) in which Lombard stars as a nightclub singer trying to convince her rich playboy finance to abandon his party going lifestyle in favor of a respectable livelihood.

Lady by Choice (1934)
Lombard gets to shine in one of her best early roles as a fan dancer who adopts a feisty elderly woman with a police record.

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