Mill Creek Musings: The Limping Man (1953)

Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges) is an American soldier on a plane bound for London. It has been six years since he last visited the city. As the passengers step off of the plane, Frank asks the stranger behind him for a light. Just a moment later, a sniper’s shot kills the stranger. Naturally, as a witness to the crime, Frank is questioned by Scotland Yard … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Limping Man (1953)

Memories of a WWII Hero: Captain Brown’s Story (2014)

A note from Lindsey: Since I often cover period films that are set in or before the era of old Hollywood, I may also cover documentaries about the era from time to time. The time period in which our favorite films were produced is every bit as fascinating to me as the films themselves! Today I’ll be reviewing a World War II documentary. Memories of … Continue reading Memories of a WWII Hero: Captain Brown’s Story (2014)

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

Very early in the life of this blog, in March 2012, I reviewed a Susan Hayward film called I’ll Cry Tomorrow, which is a biopic of Lillian Roth. The story of I’ll Cry Tomorrow follows an up-and-coming starlet who, throughout her career, struggles with alcoholism. Her reliance on alcohol threatens both her career and her personal life. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, also starring … Continue reading Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

The Pre-Code Blogathon: Week-End Marriage (1932)

NOTE: This review contains some spoilers, but they are clearly marked. Lola (Loretta Young) and Ken (Norman Foster) are young and in love. They’ve been together for a year, and expect to marry some day. But Ken doesn’t want to marry until he’s got a better-paying job. Lola thinks they could make it. After all, her brother (Roscoe Karns) isn’t nearly as well-off as Ken, … Continue reading The Pre-Code Blogathon: Week-End Marriage (1932)

Goodbye Again (1933)

Kenneth Bixby (Warren William) is a sensation of the American literary world, having written a number of best-selling, well-received novels. By his side through it all is Anne Rogers (Joan Blondell), his faithful secretary. While on a lecture tour, Kenneth reconnects with Julie Wilson (Genevieve Tobin), a girlfriend from his past. Julie believes she inspired the central character of Kenneth’s latest novel, and she wants … Continue reading Goodbye Again (1933)

Cronaca di un amore (aka Story of a Love Affair) (1950)

Carloni (Gino Rossi) is a detective at a Milan agency. When we meet him, he is looking through a stack of photos of a beautiful woman. A wealthy man, Enrico Fontana (Ferdinando Sarmi), recently visited the agency and brought the photographs, which are of his wife Paola (Lucia Bosè). He had recently discovered the photos and become suspicious. You see, Enrico and Paola hadn’t known … Continue reading Cronaca di un amore (aka Story of a Love Affair) (1950)