One Sunday Afternoon made over in Old New York for The Strawberry Blonde. From director Raoul Walsh for Warner Bros. from a script by the Epstein brothers. Starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, and Jack Carson.
Babbitt (1934) Starring Guy Kibbee, Aline MacMahon
The second film adaptation of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was released in late 1934. Guy Kibbee is well cast in the title role with Aline MacMahon as his wife Myra Babbitt. Directed by William Keighley for First National-Warner Bros.
Lightning Review: One Hour Late (1934) Starring Helen Twelvetrees
Brief look at Paramount’s One Hour Late, a late 1934 release starring Joe Morrison and Helen Twelvetrees. Action takes place over single day at an office. Directed by Ralph Murphy.
The Good Fairy (1935) Starring Margaret Sullavan and Herbert Marshall
Margaret Sullavan stars as innocent orphan who plays good fairy. Frank Morgan pursues, Reginald Owen protects, and Herbert Marshall falls in love in The Good Fairy (1935), a Universal film directed by William Wyler from a screenplay by Preston Sturges.
Lightning Review: Curtain Call (1940) Starring Barbara Read, Alan Mowbray
Brief look at RKO “B” movie CURTAIN CALL. Naive playwright set loose in New York when producers use her terrible play with hopes of taming their only star. Stars Barbara Read, Alan Mowbray, Helen Vinson. Directed by Frank Woodruff.
Flash Review: Music Is Magic (1935) Starring Alice Faye, Bebe Daniels
A brief review of 1935 Fox Films musical-comedy Music Is Magic starring Alice Faye. Bebe Daniels, billed in a supporting role, steals this one. Also features Mitchell and Durant.
The Cat and the Canary (1927) – Old Dark House Classic Starring Laura La Plante
Settling in for silent old dark house classic The Cat and the Canary (1927) starring Laura La Plante. Same story as the 1939 movie with Bob Hope, though the earlier movie is more thriller than comedy.
More Jessie Matthews – There Goes the Bride (1932), The Good Companions (1933), First A Girl (1935) and Gangway (1937)
After covering Evergreen (1934) last year I craved more Jessie Matthews. VCI Entertainment has complied with several DVD releases. This post takes a look at four of them: There Goes the Bride (1932), The Good Companions (1933), First a Girl (1935) and Gangway (1937).
Snowed Under (1936) Chemistry Highlights Hilarious Warner Farce
Looking at Snowed Under, a 1936 Warner Bros. farce directed by Ray Enright and starring George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Patricia Ellis and John Eldredge. With a focus on “Lawrence Saunders,” who wrote the original story that was serialized in Liberty magazine.
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) and the Hollywood Gossip Columnists
Columbia’s The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) was the most interesting of my blizzard viewing, though not because of stars George Brent and Joan Blondell but the quick flashes of Hollywood Gossip Columnists which helped put faces to a few more names.