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 as possible. But others in town, including the doctor’s brother-in-law … Continue reading Edge of Darkness (1943)

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 one of her films, as I consider many of them … Continue reading 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 and get him freed. John and his sidekicks, Sir Guy … Continue reading Second Looks: Errol and Olivia in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938)

Escape Me Never (1947)

Caryl Dubrok (Gig Young) is a young and talented composer living in Venice at the turn of the 20th century. He’s been having a sweet romance with Fenella MacLean (Eleanor Parker), an English heiress. Fenella is smitten and wishes to marry Caryl, but her parents (Reginald Denny and Isobel Elsom) have other ideas. They disapprove of the man, because they believe he is living with another … Continue reading Escape Me Never (1947)

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, continue on at West Point and graduate to become lieutenants. … Continue reading 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 interesting post and topic of discussion which relates to our … Continue reading Captain Blood: His Odyssey from Page to Screen (GUEST POST by Natalie)