Edge of Darkness (1943)

Karen (Ann Sheridan), the daughter of a prominent local doctor (Walter Huston), has joined the resistance against Nazi occupation of her small Norwegian town. She’s also in a relationship with Gunnar Brogge (Errol Flynn), the local leader of the resistance. Unlike Karen, her parents want to remain neutral and try to live life as normally … More Edge of Darkness (1943)

Virginia City (1940)

The American Civil War is nearing its end, and the South is running out of funds. In order to continue the fight, they need gold, and fast. Luckily for them, Julia Hayne (Miriam Hopkins) is willing to help. She travels from Virginia City, Nevada to Libby Prison to meet with commander Vance Irby (Randolph Scott), … More Virginia City (1940)

Favorite things about… They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

Note: This month, the classic film community celebrates 100 years of Olivia de Havilland, who had this very special birthday on July 1. I made a post for her birthday, but thought it would also be fitting to dedicate this month’s “Favorite Things Friday” to one of her wonderful films! (I could have covered any … More Favorite things about… They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

Second Looks: Errol and Olivia in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938)

King Richard (Ian Hunter) has left England to take part in the Crusades. The mission that would have made him a hero has instead turned him into a prisoner, when he is captured and held for ransom. Unfortunately for King Richard, his brother, Prince John (Claude Rains), is in no hurry to pay that ransom … More Second Looks: Errol and Olivia in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938)

Another Dawn (1937)

John Wister (Ian Hunter) is a British Colonel on leave. He meets and quickly falls for Julia Ashton (Kay Francis), an American woman with a tragic past. She was previously engaged to a man who died in a plane accident. Julia doesn’t think she’ll ever love again, but John is so in love with her … More Another Dawn (1937)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Less than a decade before the American civil war, Carl Rader (Van Heflin), a West Point cadet, has been kicked out of the military for reading anti-slavery literature written by John Brown (Raymond Massey) and sharing it with his fellow cadets. Meanwhile, Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George Custer (Ronald Reagan), two of Carl’s classmates, … More Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Captain Blood: His Odyssey from Page to Screen (GUEST POST by Natalie)

A NOTE FROM LINDSEY: Today on TMP, I bring you another very exciting addition to Adaptation Month: a guest post by the lovely Natalie of Many Media Musings! (Visit her blog for posts on film, television, literature and all things media, including “Reading the Book Before Seeing the Movie: When Does It Matter?” – an … More Captain Blood: His Odyssey from Page to Screen (GUEST POST by Natalie)