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Movie history events from 1931

George Valentin fires Clifton. (The Artist)

Emmett Brown first reads Jules Verne. (Hill Valley, CA) (Back to the Future Part III)

While in prison, Clyde Barrow chops off two of his toes to get out of work detail. Ironically, he would be released 2 weeks later for good behavior. He walked out on crutches. (Texas) (Bonnie and Clyde)

After a stint working in a cafe, Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow, who was trying to steal her mother's car, and begins her career in crime. (West Dallas, Tx) (Bonnie and Clyde)

Sally Bowles makes a splash on the Berlin cabaret scene. (Berlin, Germany) (Cabaret)

Amanda Cobb gets sick. Her son Ezra starts taking care of her. (Deranged)

Apollonia (later to become Corleone) born. (The Godfather)

East of Borneo's cinematic release. (King Kong)

Buddy Deeds born. (Lone Star)

Karen Blixen arrives from Kenya. (Denmark) (Out of Africa)

Jody Pearson is born. (Phantasm)

Baldwin 2-8-4 S3-class steam locomotive is made. (The Polar Express)

Wednesday 7th January: A.O. Neville, Australia's Chief Protector of Aborigines, orders the removal of three half-caste girls - Molly, Daisy and Gracie - from their mother's care in Jigalong Camp to the Moore River Native Settlement, 1500 miles away. (Western Australia) (Rabbit-Proof Fence)

Saturday 11th April: Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic for "The New Yorker". (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle)

Friday 1st May: Ritter & Company, under new president James Duneen, moves to larger, more prestigious offices on the 63rd floor of the new Caledonia Building. (New York City, New York) (Behind Office Doors)

Friday 1st May: Herbert Hoover dedicates the Empire State Building. (New York) (The Day the Bubble Burst)

Friday 17th July: Ned Devine born. (Ireland) (Waking Ned)

Friday 28th August: Jack Flowers born as Giovanni Fiori. (Buffalo, NY) (Saint Jack)

Thursday 10th September: Crime boss Salvatore Maranzano is shot and stabbed to death by four men working for Charles "Lucky" Luciano. (New York City) (Gangster Wars)

December: Michael Sullivan Jr joins his father for six weeks of assassination and repayment. (Road To Perdition)

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