The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Jimmy Dolan (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) is a champion boxer with a reputation for living clean and devoting himself to his sport. He shuns alcohol, parties, and women, instead spending all of his time in training and visiting his mother… or so the public thinks. Behind closed doors, he’s a heavy drinker and spends most of his time with baby-talking girlfriend Goldie West (Shirley Grey). One night, … Continue reading The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Thelma “Teddy” Shaw (Ginger Rogers) is a New York office girl, working as a typist for a big company. Not one to turn “party animal” in her free time, Teddy is sophisticated, spending every spare moment “improving [her] mind.” Much to the envy of her office friends, Teddy gets the chance to take a vacation and selects Camp Kare-Free — a camp for cultured, sports-loving … Continue reading Having Wonderful Time (1938)

I Like Your Nerve (1931)

It’s one-sided love at first sight for Larry O’Brien and Diane Forsythe, who catches Larry’s attention after he sees her ride past in a car with her chauffer. Larry decides to follow Diane and learns that she is not only related to a finance minister, but also engaged to a wealthy, older man named Clive Latimer. Completely smitten with Diane, Larry tries to convince her … Continue reading I Like Your Nerve (1931)

Union Depot (1932)

Alfred E. Green’s Union Depot (1932) starts off by setting up the frantic pace of – what else? – a busy metropolitan train station. Moving around the depot, the film shows a wide range of people saying goodbye to loved ones, boarding trains or playing the waiting game before their trains arrive. Now that the somewhat chaotic environment of the Union Depot has been established, … Continue reading Union Depot (1932)