Men in White (1934)

Here’s the summary of this movie, as provided by my TV’s show listing: “A doctor committed to the art of healing begins an affair with a passionate and kind-hearted nurse despite being engaged to a social-climbing woman.” Gasp. Does this sound like my kind of movie, or what?! I am pumped. The movie begins with […]

The Blue Angel (1930)

Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Emil Jannings plays a stuffy, straight-laced Professor, who lives in a stinky apartment filled with books. We know it is stinky, because the maid (Ilse Fürstenburg) tells us so. Poor Professor Rath’s pet bird dies, and the maid’s just like, ‘Oh well – it didn’t sing that great anyway,’ and […]

Sahara (1943)

“A film dedicated to the IV Armored Corps of the Army Ground Forces, United States Army, whose cooperation made it possible to tell this story.” Directed by Zoltan Korda (who also co-wrote the screenplay). (And yes, Zoltan is Alexander’s brother.) “In June, 1942, a small detachment of American tanks with American crews, joined the British […]

No Man of Her Own (1932)

I’ve waited years to watch this movie. Carole Lombard & Clark Gable in their only film appearance together, 7 years before they got married in real life?! Are you kidding me?! It’s finally within reach! Ben Mankiewicz tells us that the only reason Carole Lombard got this role – since she was not a big star […]

The Stranger (1946)

Directed by Orson Welles. Co-written by John Huston (yes, that John Huston) (uncredited). Konrad Meinike (Konstantin Shayne), a Nazi criminal, is released from prison so that he will lead authorities to an even bigger Nazi fish: Franz Kindler, who is now going by the name of Charles Rankin & is a professor at a college in […]

Idiot’s Delight (1939)

This movie opens at the end of World War I. “THAT CERTAIN DAY!” the screen exclaims. Harry (Clark Gable) kisses (yes, full on the mouth) not one, but four nurses goodbye as he checks out of the US Military Hospital. “One day,” one of the nurses says to the others, “he’s gonna be the biggest star […]

Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Only one more movie left in my Torchy marathon. Boohoo! I love Torchy & Skipper, and I don’t feel ready to be done with them yet. This one’s about counterfeiters! I love how consistent these movies are with their minor characters & their eccentricities. Like…it’s one thing to have both Glenda Farrell & Barton MacLane […]