Mill Creek Musings: Reaching for the Moon (1930)

Larry Day (Douglas Fairbanks) is the big man on Wall Street: successful, smart and very influential. He is known as “a modern financial wizard.” Having spent so much time and energy focusing on his career, Larry is not very skilled in the ways of romance. He has little social life at all, in fact. Given advice by his valet (Edward Everett Horton), Larry decides to … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Reaching for the Moon (1930)

Mill Creek Musings: Dixiana (1930)

Dixiana (Bebe Daniels) is a singer and dancer living in New Orleans in the 1840s, performing at the Cayetano Circus Theatre. The Cayetano acts as a playground for the wealthy aristocrats of the area, and Dixiana attracts the attention of one of those wealthy artistocrats: Royal Montague (Ralf Harolde), an influential gambler. Dixiana isn’t smitten with Royal, though. She’s fallen in love with Carl Van … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Dixiana (1930)

42nd Street (1933)

The depression has hit, and Broadway producers Jones and Barry are putting on a musical. Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels), who is dating the show’s financial backer Abner Dillon (Guy Kibbee), is set to star. A hit director, Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter), is hired. With all signs pointing toward success, and the crew begins holding rehearsals to choose the rest of the cast. But of course, … Continue reading 42nd Street (1933)