Mill Creek Musings: Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

“This is a factual and authentic document based on actual conditions existing in the world today. It is admittedly propaganda. It is a picture with a purpose. Try to find it.” That’s one hell of a warning to accompany the opening of 1943’s Hi Diddle Diddle, directed by Andrew L. Stone. The film tells the tale of Janie Prescott (Martha Scott) and her husband-to-be, Sonny (Dennis … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

Mill Creek Musings: Road Show (1941)

Drogo Gaines (John Hubbard) is a rich man and a notorious womanizer who has finally decided to settle down. The woman he’s marrying, however, is likely a gold digger. He realizes this at the last minute after pretending to pass out and hearing his bride say she should have married someone else with just as much money. Drogo plans to leave the lady at the … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Road Show (1941)

Golden Boy (1939)

A note from Lindsey: This film was viewed as part of TMP’s Barbara Stanwyck filmography project. This is the 37th film I’ve watched from Stanwyck’s filmography, and the 40th title if we’re including television.  Joe Bonaparte (William Holden) is a talented violinist who decides that he wants to become a boxer much to the chagrin of his father (Lee J. Cobb), who wants him to … Continue reading Golden Boy (1939)

Favorite things about… Forbidden

The favorite film: Forbidden, a 1932 Columbia Pictures romantic drama directed by Frank Capra The synopsis: Lulu is a dowdy librarian who decides to do something for herself and take a vacation from her dull, plain life. She takes a cruise to Cuba, where she meets and falls in love with a man named Bob. When they return to the States, Lulu learns that Bob … Continue reading Favorite things about… Forbidden