Brief look at RKO pre-Code Success at Any Price (1934) starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as an angry young man looking to make good in the business world. With Genevieve Tobin, Frank Morgan, and Colleen Moore. Directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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 takes brief look at Warner Bros. A Lost Lady (1934) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Morgan, directed by Alfred E. Green.
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
Lee Tracy takes Lupe Velez from carny hooch dancer to Broadway star in Gregory La Cava’s The Half Naked Truth (1932) for RKO. Also starring Frank Morgan and Eugene Pallette
Looking at MGM’s 1936 adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Piccadilly Jim starring Robert Montgomery and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. With Madge Evans, Frank Morgan and Eric Blore.
Jimmy Stewart stars in The Stratton Story about tragic baseball pitcher Monty Stratton. Starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead.
Ten popular character actors from the Golden Age of the 1930’s and beyond are shown here on collectibles from their earlier days on the stage and silent screen of the 1910’s and 1920’s.
I found this beautiful full page color ad for The Wizard of Oz while paging through the September 1939 issue of The American Magazine and cribbing contents for its sales listing.
A follow-up to coverage of the actual Sporting News article about Monte Stratton’s amputation with a more in-depth look at The Stratton Story (1949) with James Stewart and June Allyson.