Mill Creek Musings: Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

“This is a factual and authentic document based on actual conditions existing in the world today. It is admittedly propaganda. It is a picture with a purpose. Try to find it.” That’s one hell of a warning to accompany the opening of 1943’s Hi Diddle Diddle, directed by Andrew L. Stone. The film tells the tale of Janie Prescott (Martha Scott) and her husband-to-be, Sonny (Dennis … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

One year, one film: 1940 – Our Town

The film: Our Town, dir. Sam Wood starring William Holden and Martha Scott Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See Though the genre doesn’t appeal to everyone, I love a sentimental drama. 1940’s Our Town is one of my favorite slightly-sappy film discoveries from recent years. Set in the small town of Grovers Corner at the turn of the 20th century, Our Town explores several … Continue reading One year, one film: 1940 – Our Town

Our Town (1940)

Grovers Corner is a small town that slowly finds itself going through changes at the beginning of the 20th century. It’s a pretty typical country town made up of hard-working people. All of the residents know each other on a first-name basis. Everyone feels comfortable and safe in this rural, by all accounts completely normal place. One of the town’s residents, Doc Gibbs (Thomas Mitchell), … Continue reading Our Town (1940)