The Locked Door (1929)

Today’s review was written for TMP’s Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, my quest to watch every film Barbara Stanwyck made. For more reviews, visit the Stanwyck Project index! Frank Devereaux (Rod LaRocque) has invited his father’s secretary Ann (Barbara Stanwyck) out for a date. Much to Ann’s surprise, Frank takes her to a “rum boat” — a ship sailing just far enough out to avoid the … Continue reading The Locked Door (1929)

One year, one film: 1929 – Glorifying the American Girl

One year, one film: 1929 The film: Glorifying the American Girl, dir. John Harkrider & Millard Webb starring Mary Eaton, Edward Crandall, Dan Healy Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE Glorifying the American Girl was one of my favorite discoveries of 2014, and I wrote a four-star review of it after watching. It tells the story of Gloria Hughes, a woman with big dreams … Continue reading One year, one film: 1929 – Glorifying the American Girl

So Long Letty (1929)

Letty Robbins (Charlotte Greenwood) is a loud and energetic woman who works as a solicitor for a beauty parlor. She’s married to Tommy (Bert Roach), a far less exuberant man. Tommy’s uncle Claude (Claude Gillingwater), a millionaire, comes to town for a visit. He and his granddaughters, flapper girls Ruth (Marion Byron) and Sally (Helen Foster), are staying at the posh beach hotel where Letty’s … Continue reading So Long Letty (1929)

Mill Creek Musings: Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

A note from Lindsey: I have returned from my week of travels, so today TMP returns to a daily posting schedule. Thanks for sticking with me through the lack of posts last week! Now, on to the review… Gloria Hughes (Mary Eaton) is a young woman who, like many young women, dreams of stardom. She hopes to move to New York City, where she would … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Glorifying the American Girl (1929)