A second look at pre-Code classic Three on a Match (1932) includes an appraisal of early Humphrey Bogart movies, contemporary reaction, and a checklist of stars. Plus Warren William.
The Man Who Played God (1932) Starring Mr. George Arliss
George Arliss is a concert pianist who loses his hearing in an explosion. After learning to read lips he overcomes depression and despair by using his new talent to eavesdrop and help strangers overcome their own misfortune. With Bette Davis in an early supporting role.
A House Divided (1931) – Walter Huston Stars in Early Talkie from William Wyler
This early talkie from legendary director William Wyler stars Walter Huston as the father of meek Kent Douglass, who falls in love with Dad’s mail-order bride, Helen Chandler. Excellent work from Huston as always with surprising heat and chemistry from the two young co-stars.
James Cagney is Jimmy the Gent (1934)
James Cagney stars in Warner Bros. fast-paced Jimmy the Gent (1934), made all the faster by Cagney’s own frenzied performance. Bette Davis co-stars in an underwhelming role while Alan Dinehart excels in his part as rival “Heir Chaser.” Directed by Michael Curtiz and also featuring Allen Jenkins and Alice White.
Bette Davis Digital Scrapbook – Early Clippings
A collection of clippings tracing the early career of Bette Davis from 1928 in Rochester through Broadway and into Hollywood in late 1930. Articles and ads for plays and films included with commentary.
Brief Impressions, 1934 Edition: A Wicked Woman – Housewife – Success at Any Price
Brief impressions of A WICKED WOMAN starring Mady Christians, George Brent, Ann Dvorak and Bette Davis in HOUSEWIFE, Brent and Davis again in FRONT PAGE WOMAN, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Genevieve Tobin in SUCCESS AT ANY PRICE.
Guest Post: The Bad Sister: A Look at the Humble Origins of Bette Davis by Camiele White
A guest post by Camiele White takes a look at the early Bette Davis, focusing on The Bad Sister and especially her breakout in Of Human Bondage, and how those roles defined the iconic actress to the author.
Photo Post: Bette Davis Braces for Pie to the Face
A page from Liberty Magazine, November 10, 1946, shows a seated Bette Davis bracing to receive a pie to the face from dancer Johnny Coy, all in the spirit of celebrating V-J Day.
Three on a Match (1932) starring Warren William and Ann Dvorak
A review of the Depression era pre-code classic Three on a Match starring Ann Dvorak and a host of familiar faces including young Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. Illustrated with movie collectibles.
Bette Davis by Omari Bishop
A biography of film legend Bette Davis accompanied by images of Bette Davis Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.