Favorite things about… Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

The favorite film: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a screwball comedy from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: Ann and David Smith are a happily married couple living in New York City… but they have their share of fights. Fights that tend to last for up to eight days. Still, each time, they reconcile… until it comes to light that their marriage isn’t legal! … Continue reading Favorite things about… Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Favorite things about… I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

The favorite film: I Was a Male War Bride, a 1949 comedy directed by Howard Hawks The synopsis: Henri Rochard is a Captain in the French army. He has been assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates, a member of the Women’s Army Corps, in post-World War II Europe. The only transportation available for their mission is a motorcycle, and Henri must ride in the … Continue reading Favorite things about… I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Favorite things about… My Favorite Wife

The favorite film: My Favorite Wife, a 1940 screwball/romantic comedy directed by Garson Kanin for RKO. The synopsis: After being presumed dead in a horrible accident seven years ago and spending all of those years stranded on an island, Ellen Arden has finally returned to the United States, where she hopes to reunite with her family. But she’ll soon find out that the reunion isn’t … Continue reading Favorite things about… My Favorite Wife

Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: True Confession (1937)

During my week of illness in March, my mom snagged me a copy of “Carole Lombard – The Glamour Collection” DVD set from the library. Throughout this month I’ve been sharing reviews of all of the films in the set. This is the final review in the series! **THE PREMISE SUMMARY PORTION OF THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS FOR THE FILM. Proceed with caution, though … Continue reading Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: True Confession (1937)

Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Kay Colby (Carole Lombard) is a rich New Yorker torn between two men. Bill Wadsworth (Cesar Romero) is Kay’s fiance, but Scott Miller (Preston Foster) also has a thing for her. In order to eliminate the competition, Scott decides to buy out the company that Bill works for and send him to Japan on business. Scott also eliminates Kay’s competition by sending his own girlfriend, … Continue reading Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: Hands Across the Table (1935)

Throughout the month of May I’ll be sharing reviews of the films featured in the Carole Lombard Glamour collection DVD set. This is the first review in the series. Regi Allen (Carole Lombard) is a hotel manicurist with dreams of finding a rich husband so she can finally get out of the poverty she’s been living in for her entire life. Regi strikes up a friendship … Continue reading Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: Hands Across the Table (1935)

Favorite things about… Topper (1937)

A note from Lindsey: This is my 500th post on TMP! Woohoo! The favorite film: Topper, a 1937 romantic fantasy-comedy directed by Norman Z. McLeod for MGM. The synopsis: George and Marion Kerby are a rich, fun-loving couple who care more about having a grand time than leading responsible lives. While heading home from the one corporate meeting that George attends each year, their car … Continue reading Favorite things about… Topper (1937)