Reckless (1935)

Stage starlet Mona Leslie (Jean Harlow) has been jailed for reckless driving, but luckily for the young lady, her grandmother (May Robson) is determined to bust her out of the place. Granny enlists the help of Ned Riley (William Powell), who is in love with Mona. Ned comes through and manages to get Mona out of… Read More Reckless (1935)

TMP Reads: The Films of Jean Harlow by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci

Published in 1965, The Films of Jean Harlow by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci opens with a biography and retrospective of Harlow’s career with seven pages of commentary, followed by a nine-page photo gallery, and then a film-by-film overview of her work as an actress. Stills, cast list, crew list, a synopsis and contemporary comments… Read More TMP Reads: The Films of Jean Harlow by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci

Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #4

Libeled Lady (Jack Conway, 1936) Why? This one should come as no surprise. Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and William Powell are a winning combination. And on top of that fabulous cast you’ve got some extremely witty dialogue, always sharply delivered. This film is near perfect in my book. Favorite character: Haggerty, portayed by… Read More Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #4