Tiger Bay (1934)

Michael (Victor Garland) is a young Englishman traveling abroad and ready to experience new things. One adventure takes him to Tiger Bay, a notoriously rough neighborhood where he believes he can prove that the human spirit and romance prevail, even in the darkest corners. Romance does, in fact, prevail, with Michael meeting a lovely girl…

History is Made at Night (1937)

Irene Vail (Jean Arthur) is married to American shipping mogul Bruce Vail (Colin Clive), but she won’t be for long. She’s planning to divorce him. She’s tired of his repeated false accusations that she’s having affairs, and that she married him for money. Bruce isn’t quite ready to give up the marriage yet, though. He…

Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

Note: Since May is the month of Mother’s Day in the US and also the month of my mom’s birthday, I had to go for a corny pun with this month’s Favorite Things: The Mummy. Forgive my cheese! The favorite film: The Mummy, a Universal monster movie directed by Karl Freund The cast: Boris Karloff…

Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Nick Montgomery (Norman Foster) is a sophisticated poet living in New York City with his wife, Sylvia (Marian Nixon). Sophisticated and intelligent though he is, it’s been hard for Nick to make a living off of his writing. He was reviewing books to make ends meet, but he lost that job. Luckily, a new opportunity…

Brief Moment (1933)

Rod Deane (Gene Raymond) is in love with a nightclub singer, Abby Fane (Carole Lombard). He’s taking her home to meet his family soon, since he’s convinced he wants to marry her… …but his family, wealthy society folks, might not take too kindly to their golden boy marrying a woman of a lower class. Despite…

Man’s Castle (1933)

“When you’re dead you get a hunk of Earth. When you’re alive you wanna hang on to your hunk of blue. That’s all I’ve got in the world. That’s all anybody’s got, is that hunk of blue.” When Bill (Spencer Tracy) and Trina (Loretta Young) meet in a city park, it’s clear to him that…

Broadway Bad (1933)

Tony Landers (Joan Blondell) and Flip Daly (Ginger Rogers) are best friends, and two of a gaggle of chorus girls starring in the “Frolics of 1929.” Tony has caught the eye of the show’s rich backer, Craig (Ricardo Cortez), leaving his mistress Aileen (Adrienne Ames), another dancer, fuming. Craig may not get far with Tony…

Death on the Diamond (1934)

Spring training is an exciting time in major league baseball, and it’s about to get even more exciting for young pitcher Larry Kelly (Robert Young). Manager/owner Pop Clark (David Landau) has decided to bring Larry onto his team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Pop needs a good player to bring the team a winning edge. He…

The Girl from Chicago (1932)

Norma Shepard (Starr Calloway) has just graduated from high school and lined up a job for herself as a teacher in Mississippi. Moving into Mary Austin’s boarding house, she finds what should have been a simple life turn complicated when she’s pursued by Jeff Ballinger, the town crime boss. Alonso White (Carl Mahon) is a…

Upper World (1934)

“Just because a guy’s got a lot of dough, he thinks he can get away with murder!” Alex Stream (Warren William) is the very wealthy, very busy boss of a railroad company. He has a happy family, but his wife Hettie (Mary Astor) spends more time with her high-society friends than she spends with him.…