Originally published October 22nd, 2013 It’s exasperating to watch a great movie crippled by a subplot meant to provide romance or levity only to enhance annoyance in the audience. Dracula’s … Continue Reading Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
The horror genre turned Universal Studios into a flourishing business, but in just a decade it was already falling from grace. The rapid release of titles fatigued audiences, putting the … Continue Reading Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Drea, Sam, and Kristen kick off the first of three Halloween-centered episodes starting with a look at Claude Rains in 1933’s The Invisible Man. Along the way they debate science fiction … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #74: The Invisible Man (1933)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon I found…that Kay Francis is an acquired taste. Predominately known as a pre-Code clotheshorse my experience prior to … Continue Reading I Found Stella Parish (1935)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon I’m not a fan of Clark Gable (I know…gasp!) but damn was he awesome in this movie. The … Continue Reading The Films of Jean Harlow: Red Dust (1932)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Fred and Ginger week comes to a close (as does the 2015 installment of The July Five) with … Continue Reading Top Hat (1935)
This post is published as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon After the Thin Man has a lot to live up to. It’s the first sequel to the … Continue Reading After the Thin Man (1936)
Barbara Stanwyck sailed through every genre of film and looked glorious doing int. In the ’30s, Stanwyck cultivated a persona as being a tough dame who could put a man … Continue Reading The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Kay Francis and William Powell mix love and crime in Jewel Robbery.
Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman are ‘Girls About Town.’ Read my full review of the pre-Code comedy.
1939 turns 80 this year but should you read 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year in celebration?
In honor of John Wayne’s birthday the Ticklish Trio discuss Wayne’s star introduction in the 1939 John Ford Western, Stagecoach. They also find time to discuss his complicated views in 2019, … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #66: Stagecoach (1939) and the Complicated Legacy of John Wayne
Tarzan is an ubiquitous character in film history, becoming a franchise that dominated the 1930s into the ’50s and making Johnny Weissmuller an unconventional star. I say all this having … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Victorian literature is recognized for its emphasis on repression, social hierarchy, and gender politics. When William Thackery published Vanity Fair in 1848 he couldn’t have assumed that its heroine, Becky … Continue Reading Becky Sharp (1935)
To go along with TCM’s #MarchMadness tribute to Fredric March the Ticklish Trio discuss his Oscar-winning turn in the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. We discuss who could … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #61: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)
Though not sponsored content, I was provided a copy of this by the awesome folks at ClassicFlix. All opinions strictly my own. In 1937 MGM released the film Topper starring … Continue Reading Merrily We Live (1938)