Things to Come (1936)

The year is 1940, and it’s Christmas in “Everytown.” Crowds gather in the streets, buying last-minute gifts and Christmas turkeys. News boys hold broadsheets declaring “WAR STORM BREWING” and “WORLD ON THE BRINK OF WAR.” John Cabal (Raymond Massey) reads the rumors of war, and is disheartened. He is sure that if war comes, it…

Stella Dallas (1937)

A note from Lindsey: This film was viewed as part of TMP’s Barbara Stanwyck Filmography project. Check out Listography for a full list of the project’s progress! Stella Martin (Barbara Stanwyck) is a working-class girl who falls for a rich, high-class man named Stephen Dallas (John Boles). Despite the differences in their backgrounds, the two marry…

Two Against the World (1932)

Adell Hamilton (Constance Bennett), the youngest daughter of the Hamilton family, finds herself attracted to a lawyer named David Norton (Neil Hamilton). But their romance is no walk in the park. David is eventually assigned as the prosecutor in a murder case of which Adell has become a suspect, though her siblings were actually the…

Old Acquaintance (1943)

Kit Marlowe (Bette Davis) has become a big-shot writer with the critical success of her new novel. She decides to make a visit to her hometown to give a lecture, and plans to stay with her old best friend Millie (Miriam Hopkins) and Millie’s husband Preston (John Loder). Things get off to a rocky start…