Series review: Four Daughters, Wives and Mothers

When the title Sister Act is uttered, most minds immediately conjure up an image of Whoopi Goldberg in full nun garb, thrown into a convent to hide from the mob after witnessing a crime in the 1992 film of that title. But Whoopi wasn’t the only star in the history of cinema to portray a Sister Act. Four Daughters, a 1938 film that spawned two … Continue reading Series review: Four Daughters, Wives and Mothers

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Eddie Bartlett (James Cagney) and George Hally (Humphrey Bogart) are buddies in combat in France during world War I. They meet and befriend Lloyd Hart (Jeffrey Lynn), a law school student, at the tail end of the war. While George’s post-war plans may not exactly be on the right side of the law, Eddie is an upstanding citizen who wants to work hard at the … Continue reading The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Blues in the Night (1941)

Blues in the Night (1941): 4/5 It all starts with a fun, upbeat St. Louis jazz club and a few charismatic characters. Things don’t stay fun for long. A fight breaks out between a musician and a customer, sending the club (and the band members’ lives) into chaos. Brilliant piano man Jigger (Richard Whorf), after being tossed in jail over the brawl, ultimately decides to … Continue reading Blues in the Night (1941)