One year, one film: 1943 – Watch on the Rhine

One year, one film: 1943 The film: Watch on the Rhine, dir. Herman Shumlin starring Bette Davis and Paul Lukas Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See Watch on the Rhine is a film that starts out deceptively pleasant before turning to heartbreaking drama. It was one of my favorite discoveries of the “Through the Library, Alphabetically” project… Read More One year, one film: 1943 – Watch on the Rhine

One year, one film: 1936 – The Petrified Forest

One year, one film: 1936 The film: The Petrified Forest, dir. Archie Mayo starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE Bette Davis stars in The Petrified Forest as Gabrielle Maple, a young woman living in Arizona. Along with her father and grandfather, she helps run a gas station/diner on an… Read More One year, one film: 1936 – The Petrified Forest

TMP Reads: “I’d Love to Kiss You…” Conversations with Bette Davis by Whitney Stine

Whitney Stine became a fan of Bette Davis before he’d seen even one of her films. Plagued by a series of illnesses as a child, Stine was often confined to his bedroom, unable to take up an outdoor hobby. His sister had a solution: she gave him a stack of fan magazines, left over from… Read More TMP Reads: “I’d Love to Kiss You…” Conversations with Bette Davis by Whitney Stine

Ex-Lady (1933)

If I had to pick only one favorite actress, it would probably be Barbara Stanwyck. After that, the list gets quite complicated to make. There are so many enormously talented women who have made names for themselves throughout the history of cinema. How can I possibly single out five or ten? One thing’s for sure,… Read More Ex-Lady (1933)