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)

Hot Saturday (1932)

Cary Grant was TCM’s star of the month in December — cause for celebration! I hoped to catch as many films of his as I could throughout the month — those that I hadn’t seen, or that I had only seen so long ago that I barely remembered them. Though I didn’t watch as many … More Hot Saturday (1932)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Belle of the Yukon (1944)

“If it’s Blood you want, and Cold you want, And the Call of the Klondike Night; If it’s Mud you want, and Gold you want, Or what Robert Service would write… You’re in the wrong Theatre, brother.” After credits roll and a song is sung, this poem sets the tone for 1944’s Belle of the Yukon, … More Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Roberta (1935)

Roberta (1935): 4.5/5 Roberta is a great mid-30s musical, complete with confirmation (in the form of a title card at the very beginning) that it has passed the production code’s standards. Whereas in many 1935 films it’s blatantly obvious that the code took out a lot of the film’s wit, Roberta doesn’t suffer at all. … More Roberta (1935)