A guardian angel gives a desperate businessman a peek at what the world would be like if he had never lived.
Synopsis: Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) tries to stop his ex-wife and ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) from marrying nice Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) so she can … Continue reading His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)
Beware the Warner Brothers film that bounds and bounces over history as jauntily as Errol Flynn buckled his swash. The 1940 horse opera ‘Santa Fe Trail’, directed by Michael Curtiz, … Continue reading Santa Fe Trail (1940) – Michael Curtiz (Niall McArdle)
Casablanca, Morocco at the start of World War II: American expatriate and business owner Rick Blaine runs into a long lost love interest, on the run from the Nazis.
Dixieland, just before the American Civil War: a manipulative self-centered Southern belle has to grow up and overcome her selfish ways to survive the onslaught of disaster that surrounds her.
Synopsis: San Francisco private eye Sam Spade has to deal with an oddball assortment of crooks intent on getting a priceless statue.
Synopsis: A Madison Avenue ad executive, Roger Thornhill, is mistaken by enemy spies as CIA agent George Kaplan, a man who doesn’t even exist. Or, as the publicity had it, … Continue reading North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)
Synopsis: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by millionaire General Sternwood to investigate a case of blackmail involving pornographic photos of his daughter, Carmen. Sternwood is really trying … Continue reading The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (a guest post from Niall McArdle)
“Trouble In Paradise” is a film that on its surface is entertaining, stylish and very humorous, but from my very first viewing I could tell it was so much more … Continue reading Trouble In Paradise (Short View) – Ernst Lubitsch