Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

Today, TMP joins in on the William Wellman Blogathon, a celebration of one of classic Hollywood’s great directors. This event is hosted by Now Voyaging. Head over to the event page for links to all of the fantastic articles about Wellman and his films! When I learned of this blogathon, I immediately knew that I wanted to contribute a post on Wellman’s collaborations with Barbara Stanwyck. … Continue reading Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

World War I in Classic Film: Wings (1927)

A note from Lindsey: This article contains spoilers for a few minor plot points of 1927’s Wings. Read with caution if you have never seen the film and would not like to be spoiled. Details about the production process of this film are sourced from the documentary Wings: Grandeur in the Sky, IMDb and the TCM database. Wings (1927) is probably best-known for being the … Continue reading World War I in Classic Film: Wings (1927)

Roxie Hart (1942)

Roxie Hart (Ginger Rogers) is a charismatic girl with dreams of making it big in the entertainment industry. When her husband (George Chandler) shoots and kills a booking agent one day, she becomes convinced that she should take credit for the crime, in order to raise her profile with the public. Never mind the fact that she’ll be admitting to killing someone – everyone knows ladies don’t … Continue reading Roxie Hart (1942)