Monthly Archives: December 1941

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in “Babes on Broadway”

Review: Busby Berkeley’s “Babes on Broadway,” Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Busby Berkeley’s latest MGM musical with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland follows the kids as they try to break into show business, much like in their previous hit “Babes in Arms.”

Review: George Cukor’s “Two-Faced Woman,” Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas

Greta Garbo has followed up her hit 1939 "Ninotchka" with an embarrassingly lesser comedy from director George Cukor and MGM.

Condemned Garbo Pic “Two-Faced Woman” Re-Edited, Returns to Theaters Tomorrow

After MGM pulled it from theaters earlier this month, "Two-Faced Woman" is returning tomorrow, and we've got the scoop on the behind the scenes drama.
John Barrymore and Patsy Kelly in "Playmates"

Review: David Butler’s “Playmates,” Starring John Barrymore and Kay Kyser

Kay Kyser and John Barrymore play themselves in this mediocre comedy from RKO and director David Butler.
One of the many madcap scenes from "Hellzapoppin'"

Review: H.C. Potter’s “Hellzapoppin’,” Starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson

“Hellzapoppin’” understands how to do cinematic slapstick better than just about anyone else. It’s not just the funniest movie of 1941, but one of the year’s very best in general.
Bette Davis won her first Oscar in 1936 for "Dangerous"

Bette Davis, First Woman Ever Appointed, Resigns as President of Film Academy

In a shocking move, Bette Davis has resigned as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was the first woman appointed to the position.
Roddy Mcdowell and Walter Pidgeon in "How Green Was My Valley"

Review: John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley,” Starring Donald Crisp and Walter Pidgeon

Ford's new film at Fox is based on the acclaimed 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel of the same name.
Bob Hope and Victor Moore in "Louisiana Purchase"

Review: Irving Cummings’ “Louisiana Purchase,” Starring Bob Hope and Vera Zorina

Paramount has adapted the Broadway hit “Louisiana Purchase” into a vehicle for Bob Hope directed by Irving Cummings.

Review: George Waggner’s “The Wolf Man,” Starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains

After launching their monster series a decade ago with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” Universal has now brought a new character into the mix: “The Wolf Man.”
Pearl Harbor

Hollywood Reacts to the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The biggest names in Hollywood share their thoughts after the devastating attack today on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii.

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