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 … More Brief Moment (1933)

One year, one film: 1933 – The Invisible Man

One year, one film: 1933 The film: The Invisible Man, dir. James Whale starring Claude Rains Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE The Invisible Man, based on an H. G. Wells fantasy tale, tells the story of a scientist who turns himself invisible in an experiment. While working to find an antidote, he becomes … More One year, one film: 1933 – The Invisible Man

Female (1933)

A note from Lindsey: This review contains spoilers. They are marked, but read with caution if you’ve not seen the film and would like to avoid them. Alison Drake (Ruth Chatterton) has a job uncommon for a woman in 1933: she owns and manages a very successful automobile manufacturer, the Drake Motorcar Company. Of course, … More Female (1933)

Second looks: Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Progress has been pretty slow on the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, and part of the problem has been my seeming inability to find Stanwyck’s films that I had already seen before the project began, to re-watch them for review. I’ve been trying to remedy this problem, so I hopped at the chance to re-watch Ladies … More Second looks: Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Havana Widows (1933)

Havana Widows (1933): 3/5 Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell star as spunky stage buddies Mae Knight and Sadie Appleby in this pre-code comedy. Down on their luck financially, the girls fake an illness in Mae’s family to con money out of male friend. The catch is, there is no illness to be found — the … More Havana Widows (1933)