Back in Circulation (1937)

“Are you sure you didn’t poison the old boy yourself, just to get a scoop?” Timmy Blake (Joan Blondell) is a top-notch reporter working for the Chronicle. She’s got a knack for getting the real scoop, and her editor, Bill Morgan (Pat O’Brien), knows how lucky he is to have her at the paper. Even luckier, the two have fallen in love. Their romance and … Continue reading Back in Circulation (1937)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

“So close, the infinitesimal and the infinite.” Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is enjoying a sunny afternoon on a boat with his wife, Louise (Randy Stuart). When Louise heads into the cabin to get a couple of drinks, Scott is troubled to see a large cloud moving over the surface of the water toward the boat. It engulfs the boat, but passes just as Louise emerges … Continue reading The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

The Narrow Margin (1952)

Gus: “What about this dame, Mr. Crystal Ball?” Walter: “A dish.” Gus: “What kind of a dish?” Walter: “Sixty-cent special. Cheap, flashy. Strictly poison under the gravy.”” Walter Brown (Charles McGraw) and Gus Forbes (Don Beddoe) are Los Angeles police detectives, having just arrived in Chicago to corral Mrs. Neall, the widow of a notorious gangster.  Mrs. Neall (Marie Windsor) has been called to testify … Continue reading The Narrow Margin (1952)

Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

The official beginning of summer isn’t for a couple more weeks, but the summer movie season has already begun. With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there are certain movies that become must-visits, re-watched every summer. Here are my go-to summer movies from my film collection! (A quick note before we begin: Usually lists like these are populated by classic beach movies. You won’t see … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

Framed (1947)

Michael Lambert (Glenn Ford) is a truck driver, but he won’t be for long. He’s just crashed his truck into a car. The car’s owner, Jeff Cunningham (Edgar Buchanan), decides to take Michael to court. Michael is saved by an unexpected source, a beautiful barmaid named Paula (Janis Carter) who scrimps together the money to pay his bail. Unfortunately for Michael, Paula’s motive are not … Continue reading Framed (1947)

Tiger Bay (1934)

Michael (Victor Garland) is a young Englishman traveling abroad and ready to experience new things. One adventure takes him to Tiger Bay, a notoriously rough neighborhood where he believes he can prove that the human spirit and romance prevail, even in the darkest corners. Romance does, in fact, prevail, with Michael meeting a lovely girl named Letty (Rene Ray). But Michael finds more trouble than, … Continue reading Tiger Bay (1934)

Collector’s Corner: Collecting Bette

For this week’s Collector’s Corner, it’s another edition of Star Collections! This time around, we’re taking a look at another one of my top five favorite actresses, the incomparable Bette Davis. Bette Books & Mags Most of my book collection is made up of happy accidents. Occasionally I hunt down specific titles recommended by fellow classic films buffs, but mostly I just see what I … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Bette

History is Made at Night (1937)

Irene Vail (Jean Arthur) is married to American shipping mogul Bruce Vail (Colin Clive), but she won’t be for long. She’s planning to divorce him. She’s tired of his repeated false accusations that she’s having affairs, and that she married him for money. Bruce isn’t quite ready to give up the marriage yet, though. He wants to blackmail her into staying with him. He hatches … Continue reading History is Made at Night (1937)