MGM’s Cass Timberlane (1947) stars Spencer Tracy in the title role, features an excellent performance by Lana Turner. After a promising first hour a couple of key plot points are rushed and the quality suffers in the second half of the film.
Based on a story by Frank Capra sold to MGM for William Wellman, Robert Taylor may be top-billed in Westward the Women, but the end credits get it right, The Women are the true stars here.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr is a hobo playing Gentleman for a Day in 1932’s Union Depot co-starring Joan Blondell and Guy Kibbee. A sweeping view of all classes during the Great Depression.
Two Seconds didn’t seem like anything special for about a half an hour, then Edward G. Robinson kicked into full gear and delivered so much more than I ever expected.
Turner Classic Movies is airing Philo Vance movies all day Wednesday the 27th. We reply with a Vance Meld: bibliography + filmography.
A review of an under appreciated 1932 pre-Code classic, The Beast of the City, starring Walter Huston and with Jean Harlow.