Paddy O’Day (1935)

Paddy O’Day (Jane Withers) is a young girl traveling from Ireland to America, where her mother is already living. On the boat, she befriends and wins the hearts of just about every passenger and crew member, including Tamara Petrovitch (Rita Hayworth, billed as Rita Cansino). Upon arrival to New York, Paddy is excited to be reunited with her mother and start a brand new life, … Continue reading Paddy O’Day (1935)

The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

James Cagney didn’t always play the tough gangster. In fact, in 1941’s The Strawberry Blonde, he plays something very different: a dental student. Though he’s still a bit of a tough guy, Cagney’s character of Biff is no hardened criminal. He’s a lovestruck man, having falling for the new girl in town. She’s a strawberry blonde named Virginia Brush (Rita Hayworth), and Biff isn’t the … Continue reading The Strawberry Blonde (1941)