You Only Live Once (1937)

Joan Graham (Sylvia Sidney) works as a secretary to a big city public defender, Stephen Whitney (Barton MacLane). Joan is in love with a criminal named Eddie (Henry Fonda) who, luckily, is allowed to leave prison on probation with Stephen’s help. Fresh out of the slammer, Eddie is ready for a new life. He wants to give up crime, get a respectable job and marry … Continue reading You Only Live Once (1937)

Mister Roberts (1955)

The all-star foursome of James Cagney, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon and William Powell star in this World War II dramatic comedy. Cagney is Captain Morton of the navy cargo ship The Reluctant, known by the crew as “The Bucket.” The ship has been in the pacific during World War II, but doesn’t seem to have been a ship of much importance or status. Fonda is … Continue reading Mister Roberts (1955)

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Daisy Kenyon (1947): 5/5! – Contains mild spoilers Daisy Kenyon opens with an awesome, fun-fact-spewing cabbie (who is never seen again, but is a great way to start the film) and a romantic, airy song. This opening may set a viewer who has never seen or read about the film before to think that it’s going to be a comedy, but don’t be fooled! This … Continue reading Daisy Kenyon (1947)