RKO’s Symphony of Six Million (1932) is an interesting David O. Selznick produced film with a then unusual focus on a Jewish family. Ricardo Cortez stars as a young doctor with Anna Appel and Gregory Ratoff as his parents and Irene Dunne as the handicapped girl who’s loved him since childhood.
I watched a pair of Richard Dix films this week, the Oscar winning Cimarron from 1931 and The Conquerors released the following year. This review focuses on the film I liked better.
An attempt to trace the early history of Hollywood movies on television from the 1940s through WOR-TV’s Italian Film Theater and Million Dollar Movie in the mid-1950’s.
A detailed look at the article “Horrors!” by Joseph Wechsberg in the August 24, 1946 edition of Liberty Magazine, particularly at the work of Val Lewton who is Wechsberg’s main focus.
RKO’s 1931 Smart Woman starring Mary Astor. A look at the film as well as leading man Robert Ames who died within two months of Smart Woman’s release.
A pre-Code release from RKO Pathe, The Tip-Off (1931) features Ginger Rogers in an early role but most of the fun comes from its fresh-faced star Eddie Quillan.