Posts Tagged ‘30s

Thursday March 3, 2011 00:27

Movie #0043 – The Thin Man (1934)

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan
Picture credit: Only the Cinema
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A retired detective finds himself in the middle of a murder case while on vacation with his wife.
It’s kind of amusing to watch this film so soon after The Lost Weekend, given their vastly different takes on alcohol consumption. [...]

Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
Picture credit: Groucho Reviews
First Viewing
Synopsis: Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws fight back against a corrupt king.
This movie is quite possibly one of the most well-regarded action/adventure movies ever, so my expectations for it were fairly high. It didn’t disappoint. [...]

Saturday June 19, 2010 19:04

Movie #0027 – 42nd Street (1933)

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Starring: Julian Marsh, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers
First Viewing
Synopsis: Behind the scenes as a veteran Broadway director puts on one last show.
This is the second musical I’ve watched for this blog, with the first one being All That Jazz. Boy, they could not be more different. Where Jazz was torpid, dull [...]

Thursday January 7, 2010 23:46

Movie #0004 – The 39 Steps (1935)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Godfrey Tearle
Second Viewing
Synopsis: After getting mixed up with a spy one night, an innocent man finds himself tangled up in international intrigue, and on the run for a crime he did not commit.
Well, the plan was to watch Adam’s Rib today (which I took out from the [...]