Virginia City (1940)

The American Civil War is nearing its end, and the South is running out of funds. In order to continue the fight, they need gold, and fast. Luckily for them, Julia Hayne (Miriam Hopkins) is willing to help. She travels from Virginia City, Nevada to Libby Prison to meet with commander Vance Irby (Randolph Scott), … More Virginia City (1940)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Walking Dead (1936)

The time of the spooks is upon us! Happy almost-Halloween to my fellow Old Movie Weirdos. Halloween on TMP means Horror Half-Week, a four-day celebration of eerie films from the early to mid-20th century. Today we kick off the 2016 series with a review of 1936’s The Walking Dead, starring the great Boris Karloff. John … More HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Walking Dead (1936)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Less than a decade before the American civil war, Carl Rader (Van Heflin), a West Point cadet, has been kicked out of the military for reading anti-slavery literature written by John Brown (Raymond Massey) and sharing it with his fellow cadets. Meanwhile, Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George Custer (Ronald Reagan), two of Carl’s classmates, … More Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Films to watch in winter: We’re No Angels (1955)

Joseph (Humphrey Bogart), Albert (Aldo Ray) and Jules (Peter Ustinov) are three prison escapees who have made their way to a small town on the coast of France. They plan on taking a ship to another location where they’ll be free from the searching eyes of the prison they’ve escaped from, but in order to … More Films to watch in winter: We’re No Angels (1955)

The Keyhole (1933)

Anne Brooks (Kay Francis) is unintentionally polyandrous. She’s happily married to the older, very rich Schuyler Brooks (Henry Kolker) and thinks that he’s her only husband. But her old dancing partner and supposed ex-husband, Maurice (Monroe Owsley), blackmails her by revealing that he never filed for the dissolution of their marriage. Maurice wants Anne to … More The Keyhole (1933)