His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)

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)

Casablanca (1942) – Michael Curtiz (Eric Norcross)

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.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Blake Edwards (Niall McArdle)

For a whole generation Audrey Hepburn helped define what it was to be a single girl in the city, until the notion got redefined, first by Diane Keaton, then by … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Blake Edwards (Niall McArdle)

Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959) – Francois Truffant (Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: A neglected young boy in Paris is sent to reform school for petty thievery.

North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

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)