Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor star in MGM’s Small Town Girl (1936) directed by William Wellman and nothing special for any of the main participants.
Water Huston plays perhaps his finest role when he brings his Sam Dodsworth from the stage to the screen for Sam Goldwyn under William Wyler’s direction. Winner of 1 Oscar, nominated for 6 more, Dodsworth gives us a peek at the complicated married life of a middle-aged couple.
Tyrone Power has his breakout role in Twentieth Century-Fox’s Lloyd’s of London (1936), directed by Henry King and starring Madeleine Carroll and Sir Guy Standing.
Brief notes are exactly that, just some stream of consciousness thoughts occurring during my most recent viewing of The Invisible Ray with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
Spencer Tracy breaks out in Fritz Lang’s Fury from MGM in 1936. MGM gives Tracy his most important role to date in Fury, co-starring Sylvia Sidney.