The Plot Thickens (1936)

Inspector Oscar Piper (James Gleason) has a twisted new case on his hands when John Carter (Richard Tucker) is found dead in his study by his butler, Kendall (Arthur Aylesworth). There are several suspicious people in Carter’s circle. Alice Stevens seems to be the last person to have seen Carter alive; her boyfriend, Robert Wilkins, was seen arguing with Carter by a cop; and there’s … Continue reading The Plot Thickens (1936)

Professional Sweetheart (1933)

Glory Eden (Ginger Rogers, in her first film for RKO) is a radio celebrity, famous for being the “Purity Girl,” the lead vocalist in a musical program sponsored by Ippsie Wippsie Wash Clothes. She’s become frustrated with Ippsie Wippsie head honcho Sam Ipswich (Gregory Ratoff) because the contract he keeps her bound to forces her to live a very dull, pristine life. The time has … Continue reading Professional Sweetheart (1933)

Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD

A note from Lindsey: If you’re interested in seeing this film and can’t find a used copy of Dames alone, it’s also available in The Busby Berkeley Collection boxed set (which I am forever lusting after) and TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Busby Berkeley set. I’m 99.999% sure that the copy I picked up from the library is a singled-out version of the one that appears … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD