Kathleen

Kathleen (1941)

After her cherubic curls and childhood innocence gave way towards adult maturity Shirley Temple was cast out by the studio that gave her life, and it was a few years before she mustered up the courage to return to movie screens. Gone was the precocious child, bringing light into everyone’s life, and in her place…

FlaxyMartin

Flaxy Martin (1949)

I’ve documented my adventures in bad noir before. With so many ingrained conventions inherent in the genre it’s unsurprising how often directors and screenwriters fall into the habit of giving us one positive for every three negatives; Flaxy Martin suffers from that ratio. Despite a delectably villainous performance by the titled femme fatale, played by…