Our second Haunted Honeymoon lives up to its title, though the “honeymoon” here is a pre-wedding trip. Directed and co-written by Gene Wilder, Haunted Honeymoon was a box-office bomb, a bittersweet … Continue Reading Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
There are certain movies whose magic resides in knowing they’ll never be recreated, and I’m not talking about because they’re untouchable. I mean because their content only works in the … Continue Reading The Major and the Minor (1942)
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 is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Hollywood, the Dream Factory. Ask any classic film fan and they’ll reiterate that classic films have an elegance, … Continue Reading Latin Lovers (1953)
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.
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 Jayne Mansfield’s birthday I’m joined by guest, Mansfield biographer April Vevea sits down to talk with me about the buxom actress, Frank Tashlin’s directorial prowess, and the … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #63: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
I grouse a lot about the state of classic cinema access and how so much depends on the belief that movies have to make money. But then you look at … Continue Reading You for Me (1952)
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)
Long-time readers of JiCF know I’m a sucker for a domestic melodrama and only Old Hollywood knows how to take a simple story about a couple struggling to make a … Continue Reading Made for Each Other (1939)
There are several reasons to praise Warner Archive, but the main one is that they support all manner of classic film, even small comedic outings like Kansas City Princess. This … Continue Reading Kansas City Princess (1934)
Up until this point I’ve only reviewed (and seen) two Bob Hope features, both of them straightforward comedies – The Ghost Breakers (1940) and the fantastic The Cat and the … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Son of Paleface (1952)
The implementation of the Code in 1934 left many films in a state of disarray, having to tweak scripts and direction at the last second to comply. Cinema was left … Continue Reading The Gay Bride (1934)