This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon The year 1934 is considered the year when the Production Code was actually enforced in movies, with many … Continue Reading The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon By 1946 actor Humphrey Bogart fit into the role of detective Philip Marlowe so perfectly it might as … Continue Reading The Big Sleep (1946)
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 … Continue Reading Kathleen (1941)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon. The Uninvited is Gothic horror done at its utmost best; where atmosphere plagues every corner, inundating the audience … Continue Reading The Uninvited (1944)
This post is in conjunction with Film Forum’s Burt Lancaster tribute. Find out more and purchase tickets here. My mother’s listened to Agnes Moorehead’s original radio production – a role … Continue Reading Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
I review the Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas noir, I Walk Alone.
This post is in conjunction with Film Forum’s Burt Lancaster tribute. Find out more and purchase tickets here. Director Robert Siodmak, known for noir masterpieces like The Spiral Staircase (1946) and … Continue Reading Criss Cross (1949)
Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth pair up for the first of five features with The Lady in Question.
The gangster genre is traditionally male-dominated, so imagine my surprise at seeing the arrival of Lady Scarface from Warner Archive. A gangster who’s a woman?! What’s next, mixing French fries … Continue Reading Lady Scarface (1941)
When Kino Lorber made plans to release several of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope “Road to…” movies I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve never taken a trip with Bing and Bob, … Continue Reading Road to Morocco (1942)
In honor of Tyrone Power’s birthday Samantha and Kristen look at his career and his 1942 swashbuckler, The Black Swan. They also answer your listener questions and announce the winner of … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #64: The Black Swan (1942)
Director Jean Negulesco and I have a contentious cinematic relationship. His patented blend of noirish melodrama doesn’t always sit right with me, yet I’ve seen so many of his features … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Road House (1948)
In 1947 the feature Crossfire took a harsh look at the rise of antisemitism in America, taking an story that examination homosexuality initially and presenting it to post-war audiences as … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Open Secret (1948)
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford starred in eight movies together, and if the preceding seven showed them as beautifully as their final feature, Strange Cargo, I’m in for a massive … Continue Reading Strange Cargo (1940)
Back with another Throwback Thirstday article all about my favorite deceased paramour, Mr. John Garfield. Raise your hand if you think I should just rename this series “the John Garfield … Continue Reading Throwback Thirstday: Saturday’s Children (1940)
Samantha, Drea and I are all together for Christmas….or the Ticklish Biz Christmas episode at least. We sit down to discuss Robert Mitchum in Holiday Affair (1949). Is Mitchum a … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #55: Holiday Affair (1949)