Wings for the Eagle (1942)

Corky Jones (Dennis Morgan) and Gil Borden (Don DeFore) are looking for jobs in Burbank, California when they’re plucked from obscurity to champion the war effort at the very respectable Lockheed aircraft factory. Though the U.S. is technically still neutral when they’re hired on, it’s preparing for war, producing large numbers of fighter jets and bombers. While awaiting his first paycheck, Corky stays with his … Continue reading Wings for the Eagle (1942)

Blues in the Night (1941)

Blues in the Night (1941): 4/5 It all starts with a fun, upbeat St. Louis jazz club and a few charismatic characters. Things don’t stay fun for long. A fight breaks out between a musician and a customer, sending the club (and the band members’ lives) into chaos. Brilliant piano man Jigger (Richard Whorf), after being tossed in jail over the brawl, ultimately decides to … Continue reading Blues in the Night (1941)