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Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Plot: Lil Andrews (Jean Harlow), perhaps better known as Red, is a woman who knows what she wants and knows what to do in order to make it happen. 621 more words

The Clark Gable Blogathon: Saratoga (1937)

Happy February, classic film fans! It’s clear that I’ve been neglecting my most cherished blog once again, though this time it’s for a fantastic reason. Lately I’ve been keeping my head down and focusing on work so I can save up and attend this year’s TCM Film Festival! 961 more words


Watching 1939: Four Girls in White (1939)

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.  511 more words


Destry Rides Again (1939)

  • James Stewart’s first Western.
  • Directed by George Marshall.
  • Love the fonts used in the credits – the Western-style & the script are mixed perfectly!

Born to Dance (1936) - reviewed by George

James Stewart gets second billing under Eleanor Powell  in his only musical. He dances very well and he sings okay – not great, but pretty darned good. 289 more words


Midnight Mary (1933)

  • Directed by William Wellman, story written by Anita Loos (screenplay by Kathryn Scola & Gene Markey), and gowns by Adrian.

Pre Code Confidential #11: THE MALTESE FALCON (Warner Brothers 1931)

Everybody knows the 1941 Humphrey Bogart/John Huston classic THE MALTESE FALCON, but only true film fanatics watch the original 1931 version. Since I fall squarely into that category, I recently viewed the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s seminal private eye yarn. 705 more words

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