An old movie I found a bit too old-fashioned, though Mickey Rooney does give one of his best performances in MGM’s The Human Comedy (1943). Story by William Saroyan. Produced and directed by Clarence Brown. Also includes strong acting from Frank Morgan and James Cra
Concentrating on Joan Fontaine’s wonderful performance as teenage Tessa in The Constant Nymph (1943) with a look at the literary origins of the story and resulting complications in making the title available for public consumption.
A guide to the individual entries to Columbia’s Crime Doctor mystery series of the 1940’s. Each of the ten films star Warner Baxter. Packed with details yet spoiler free.
The origins of the Crime Doctor are revealed in this first of ten movies starring Warner Baxter as Dr. Robert Ordway. Origins of the series from radio and possibly a previous Columbia release are also explained in this look at Columbia’s Crime Doctor (1943)
Olivia de Havilland is Smokey Allard in RKO’s Government Girl (1943). Far from perfect and suffering greatly in comparison to other home front titles such as The More the Merrier, Government Girl is still an interesting slice of history.
My brief first impressions of Princess O’Rourke (1943) written soon after first viewing. Romantic comedy starring Olivia De Havilland with Robert Cummings.
John Carradine’s first horror lead, “Captive Wild Woman” (1943) from Universal has definite roots in one of that company’s staples, the classic “Frankenstein” …