Favorite things about… The Letter (1940)

The favorite film: The Letter, a 1940 crime drama directed by William Wyler The cast: Bette Davis as Leslie Crosbie Herbert Marshall as Robert Crosbie James Stephenson as Howard Joyce Frieda Inescort as Dorothy Joyce Gale Sondergaard as Mrs. Hammond The synopsis: Leslie Crosbie has just shot and killed a man, Jeff Hammond. When pressed … More Favorite things about… The Letter (1940)

The Great Lie (1941)

Sandra Kovak (Mary Astor) seems to have it all: beauty, a fantastic career as a concert pianist, an avaitor husband (George Brent). But when husband Pete learns that he and Sandra are not legally married (because her previous divorce has not yet been finalized), it has devastating consequences for their relationship. Also on Pete’s hook … More The Great Lie (1941)

Housewife (1934)

Nan Reynolds (Ann Dvorak) is a traditional housewife, raising her son and caring for the home while her husband works. Mr. Reynolds, Bill (George Brent), is very unhappy with his job. He gets no respect from the higher-ups, who shoot down every one of his ideas. His salary is pretty small, too, adding to his … More Housewife (1934)

The Critical Eye: It’s Love I’m After (1937)

It’s Love I’m After, dir. Archie Mayo Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE It’s Love I’m After instantly became one of my favorite films when I watched it for the first time four years ago. The film tells the story of an actor (Leslie Howard) who is … More The Critical Eye: It’s Love I’m After (1937)