A detailed look at First National’s Employees’ Entrance, an early 1933 pre-code release starring Warren William with Loretta Young and Wallace Ford. A look inside the Franklin-Monroe Department Store at a time when Hoover was a lame duck and the Great Depression was crushing the economy.
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.
A quick look at That Forsyte Woman (1949), a Greer Garson MGM feature where Errol Flynn steals the show playing against type with more skill than I would have expected.
Vintage movie collectibles illustrate this look at Greer Garson on her birthday which includes TCM’s schedule of Garson movies and a look inside Michael Troyan’s biography, A Rose for Mrs. Miniver, to help explain why I’m now so curious about seeing That Forsyte Woman with Garson and Errol Flynn.
A look at A Family Affair, the first installment of the Hardy Family series of movies released in 1937. While Mickey Rooney is on the scene as Andy Hardy, we have Lionel Barrymore playing Judge Hardy as well as some other casting we’re not used too.
My brief first impressions of Princess O’Rourke (1943) written soon after first viewing. Romantic comedy starring Olivia De Havilland with Robert Cummings.
Brief first impressions of Mrs. Parkington (1944) written soon after my first viewing. Starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
Brief first impressions of Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary (1941) written shortly after first viewing. Starring Mickey Rooney with the Hardy clan and Kathryn Grayson.
Brief first impressions of Bright Leaf (1950) written shortly after a first viewing. Starring Gary Cooper with Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal.
8 uneven vignettes makes up the disappointing 1951 American Anthology, It’s a Big Country. Big stars-Gary Cooper, Fredric March, William Powell-little ideas.