Petticoat Fever (1936)

Dascom Dinsmore (Robert Montgomery) is a telegraph operator working and living in an isolated cabin in the snowy north. His only human contact is with his occasional Eskimo assistant, Kimo (Otto Yamaoka). Dascom’s cabin is about to get a lot more social, though. Sir James Felton (Reginald Owen) has had to make an emergency  landing … More Petticoat Fever (1936)

Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

The Favorite Film: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, a 1947 romantic comedy directed by Irving Reis The Synopsis: Dick Nugent is a famous artist, almost as famous for his courtroom visits and romantic exploits as he is for his art itself. After a morning in court for inciting a fight between two women at a … More Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

TCM Discoveries Blogathon: The Thin Man series

I’ve lost count of the number of favorite films I’ve discovered through Turner Classic Movies, the beloved TV network known as TCM, for short. I credit the network with introducing me to practically all of my favorite stars — Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred and Ginger, Myrna Loy. When The Nitrate Diva announced the TCM … More TCM Discoveries Blogathon: The Thin Man series

Favorite things about… Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

The favorite film: Manhattan Melodrama, a 1934 crime drama/romance directed by W. S. Van Dyke for MGM. The synopsis: Blackie Gallagher and Jim Wade have been friends for years, but their lives have taken opposite paths. Blackie is a gambler and a criminal, while bookish Jim takes a job as a District Attorney and plans … More Favorite things about… Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Double Wedding (1937)

Waldo (John Beal) and Irene (Florence Rice) are a young, engaged couple, full of life and hopeful for a great future. Unfortunately, they’re living with their opposite: Irene’s sister Margit (Myrna Loy), a stuffy and very composed woman who wants to plan every detail of their lives, from their wedding to their daily meals. She … More Double Wedding (1937)