|Make Me a Star (1932) Cooper's one of many guest stars who have cameo appearances in this tale of a befuddled grocery clerk (Stuart Erwin) trying to make it in the movies. Directed by William Beaudine.|
|If I Had a Million (1932) Dying millionaire who doesn't like his grasping relatives picks recipients for his fortune from a telephone book. Cooper's segment has him as a marine who recieves his check on April 1st and gives it away, assuming it's a prank. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Taurog, and others.|
Farewell to Arms (1932) WWI saga from the Hemingway novel - Cooper
and Helen Hayes are young lovers thwarted by jealous Adolphe Menjou.
|The Devil and the Deep (1932) Charles Laughton has a tour-de-force as a submarine commander whose jealousy over his wife (Tallulah Bankhead) escalates when a new lieutenant (Cooper) is assigned to his command. Directed by Marion Gehring.|
We Live (1933) Joan Crawford as WWI ambulance driver, trying to balance
the three men in her life - her brother (Franchot Tone - to whom Crawford
was married at the time), childhood sweetheart (Robert Young), and flying
officer Cooper. Directed by Howard Hawks.
|One Sunday Afternoon (1933) Cooper as Biff Grimes, a dentist who has long sought revenge on former pal Hugo (Neil Hamilton) for marrying Biff's girl (Fay Wray) and leaving Biff with "second best" Amy (Frances Fuller). When Biff finally learns how Hugo and his dreamgirl's lives actually turned out, he realizes how lucky he truly is. Remade in 1941 as the Cagney vehicle "The Strawberry Blonde". Directed by Stephen Roberts.|
|Design for Living (1933) Noel Coward story about Gilda (Miriam Hopkins) who loves two men, playwright Fredric March and artist Cooper, who in turn love her. Since the trio is inseparable, Gilda suggests they all live and work together - her 'design for living' has interesting consequences.... Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.|
|Alice in Wonderland (1933) Imaginative production of the timeless Lewis Carroll story, with many Paramount stars in character roles - Cooper is the White Knight. Directed by Norman McLeod.|
|Operator 13 (1933) Marion Davies plays a Southern actress who becomes a Union spy and falls for a Confederate officer (Cooper). Directed by Richard Boleslavsky.|
|Now and Forever (1934) Cooper is con-man who must mend his ways to keep the affections of his small daughter (Shirley Temple). Carole Lombard co-stars. Directed by Henry Hathaway. photo|
Wedding Night (1935) Well-done story of author Cooper staying at country
home, falling for a young Polish woman (Anna Sten). The eventual confrontation
with her angry fiancé (Ralph Bellamy) ends in tragedy. Directed
by King Vidor.
Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) Excellent action tale of officers
of the 41st Bengal Lancers (Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell) encountering
espionage and danger in India. Directed by Henry Hathaway.
|Peter Ibbetson (1935) Childhood sweethearts Mary and Peter are separated, then meet as adults and fall in love. Mary (Ann Harding) has a cold, proud husband (John Halliday) who confronts the couple and in the ensuing struggle the husband is killed. Peter is sentenced to life in prison even though he acted in self-defense. But Mary and Peter's devotion is so great that they are able to meet in each other's dreams throughout the many years of his imprisonment, and are finally reunited forever in death. Odd yet effective film taken from the George duMaurier novel. Beautifully photographed by Charles Lang, directed by Henry Hathaway. photo|