Now and Forever (1934)

Jerry Day (Gary Cooper) and Toni Carstairs (Carole Lombard) are globe-trotting thieves, traveling the world together and falling in love. The two are just leaving Shanghai when Jerry gets word from his hometown and there’s trouble regarding his daughter, Penny (Shirley Temple). Jerry’s wife passed away, and he left Penny with her family. Now they … More Now and Forever (1934)

Blowing Wild (1953)

Jeff Dawson (Gary Cooper) and Dutch Peterson (Ward Bond) are down on their luck, stuck somewhere in South America until they can scrounge together the money to get back to the States. When Dutch is shot during one dangerous transport job, and then both men are cheated out of the money they were supposed to … More Blowing Wild (1953)

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)

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

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

Welcome to day two of TMP’s coverage of the TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! As you’ll know if you saw yesterday’s review, the four films in this set are re-watches for me, and I’m reviewing them in the order in which they appear in the set. Yesterday’s film: Splendor in the Grass FILM … More TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

The Fountainhead (1949)

Howard Roark is an independent and unique architect. He’s the subject of this film, penned by none other than Ayn Rand, who also wrote the famed novel of the same name. King Vidor directs this wonderful celluloid adaptation, originally released in 1949. Gary Cooper stars as Roark. He is a man completely unwilling to compromise … More The Fountainhead (1949)