Favorite things about… Meet John Doe (1941)

In addition to being this month’s “Favorite things about…” feature, this post was written for the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, my quest to watch every single film Barbara Stanwyck ever made! For more reviews from the project, visit the dedicated index page. The favorite film: Meet John Doe, a 1941 dramedy/societal critique directed by Frank … More Favorite things about… Meet John Doe (1941)

Favorite things about… You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

The favorite film: You Can’t Take It With You, a 1938 romantic comedy directed by Frank Capra The synopsis: When Alice and Tony fall in love and decide to marry, in-law introductions bring trouble, as the eccentric Sycamores clash with the wealthy and refined Kirbys. The cast: Jean Arthur as Alice Sycamore Jimmy Stewart as … More Favorite things about… You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

One year, one film: 1941 – Meet John Doe

The film: Meet John Doe, dir. Frank Capra starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See TMP favorite Barbara Stanwyck stars in 1941’s Meet John Doe, the latest film to be featured in our “One year, one film” spotlight series! Stanwyck is columnist Ann Mitchell, who is about to be … More One year, one film: 1941 – Meet John Doe

Favorite things about… Arsenic and Old Lace

The favorite film: Arsenic and Old Lace, a 1944 black comedy directed by Frank Capra The synopsis: Mortimer Brewster is a soon-to-be-married drama critic. He’s “sneered at every love scene in every play.” His reputation is one of a permanent bachelor, and he’s even published a book called “Marriage, A Fraud and a Failure.” But … More Favorite things about… Arsenic and Old Lace

Frank Capra and Barbara Stanwyck: Cinematic Dream Team

Ladies of Leisure: a tale of romance between two people who fall at opposite ends of the wealth and status spectrum. The Miracle Woman: an exploration of a woman’s struggle to find faith in humanity and in God after the loss of her father, and after her own foray into corrupt evangelism. Forbidden: the story … More Frank Capra and Barbara Stanwyck: Cinematic Dream Team

Lady For a Day (1933)

Apple Annie (May Robson) is, quite fittingly, the Times Square apple seller. She has a reputation for being a good luck charm among the likes of Dave the Dude (Warren William) and his merry band of gamblin’ gangsters, and they all love her. Dave the Dude refuses to make a deal without buying an apple … More Lady For a Day (1933)