Man’s Castle (1933)

“When you’re dead you get a hunk of Earth. When you’re alive you wanna hang on to your hunk of blue. That’s all I’ve got in the world. That’s all anybody’s got, is that hunk of blue.” When Bill (Spencer Tracy) and Trina (Loretta Young) meet in a city park, it’s clear to him that … More Man’s Castle (1933)

Keeper of the Flame (1942) – The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

Last year, when Margaret Perry approached me about taking part in The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, I jumped at the chance to take a second look at The Rainmaker, a KH film that I’d been eager to re-watch after first discovering/reviewing it in 2012. When I learned that this celebration of Katharine Hepburn would be … More Keeper of the Flame (1942) – The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

San Francisco (1936)

“SAN FRANCISCO – guardian of the Golden Gate – stands today a queen among sea ports – industrious, mature, respectable. But perhaps she dreams of the queen and city she was — splendid and sensuous, vulgar and magnificent – that perished suddenly with a cry still heard in the hearts of those who knew her, … More San Francisco (1936)

Boom Town (1940)

Big John (Clark Gable) and Square John (Spencer Tracy) are two good buddies who travel around, conning oil equipment out of people in order to eventually develop their own fields. They make a few enemies and owe a bit of money along the way, but eventually get a little plot set up and start drilling … More Boom Town (1940)

Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #4

Libeled Lady (Jack Conway, 1936) Why? This one should come as no surprise. Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and William Powell are a winning combination. And on top of that fabulous cast you’ve got some extremely witty dialogue, always sharply delivered. This film is near perfect in my book. Favorite character: Haggerty, portayed by … More Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #4