Eight Days of Christmas: Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

“This is the story of a great woman, and of the great work she is doing for humanity. Her name is Edna Gladney, and she lives in Fort Worth, Texas. We dedicate this picture to her.” With this dedication, 1941’s Blossom in the Dust begins. Just as promised, the film tells the dramatized true story of Edna Gladney. Soon after meeting Sam Gladney (Walter Pidgeon) … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

James Allen (Paul Muni) has just returned home from fighting in the first World War. Not wanting to settle into a dull, monotonous life, he decides to travel, working odd jobs in construction. He has no desire to work in a factory like he did before the war, and he hopes that his experience as a military engineer will bring him riches in the construction … Continue reading I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

From director Mervyn LeRoy comes this all-at-once serious and hilarious Depression-era film. Gold Diggers of 1933 is based on the play by Avery Hopwood and choreographed by Busby Berkeley, featuring a fantastic cast and extravagant musical numbers. The cast and crew of a new Broadway show suddenly find themselves unemployed when the set and costumes of their show are all confiscated due to unpaid bills. … Continue reading Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)