A look at the darker side of Kings Row (1942) starring Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan. Some think it’s not dark enough
I agree, Clara Bow steals Down to the Sea in Ships, though the whaling and action sequences at sea stand out more while watching. Raymond McKee is strong.
A review of Warner Brothers 1944 biopic The Adventures of Mark Twain starring Fredric March whose performance rises above an uneven though interesting story.
A look at Cecil B. DeMille’s lavish 1934 production of Cleopatra starring Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra. With Warren William and Henry Wilcoxon.
Silver Dollar (1932) stars Edward G. Robinson in a part based on the life of silver king Haw Tabor. American history, economics, and pop culture are touched upon in this look at a largely forgotten film. Also starring Aline MacMahon and Bebe Daniels.
Gary Cooper shines in “Bright Leaf” a story of tobacco in the late 19th century. Not so brilliant is Cooper’s love triangle with Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal.
Edward G. Robinson stars as the entrepreneur behind A Dispatch from Reuters (1940), a Warner Brothers’ biopic whose message is progress and knowledge through a smaller world. Plus a look at the real Reuter compared to the Edward G. Robinson character of the movie.
There haven’t been a ton of new posts here lately mainly because my first viewing of the 1970’s classic series Upstairs, Downstairs has been eating all of my spare time. I think I found two specific reasons I’m enjoying my journey with the Bellamy household so much.
I watched a pair of Richard Dix films this week, the Oscar winning Cimarron from 1931 and The Conquerors released the following year. This review focuses on the film I liked better.
A quick look at That Forsyte Woman (1949), a Greer Garson MGM feature where Errol Flynn steals the show playing against type with more skill than I would have expected.