Monthly Archives: April 1942

Casting "Saboteur"

Video Essay: Alfred Hitchcock—Casting “Saboteur”

In this video, Alfred Hitchcock discusses the process of casting “Saboteur,” and his ultimate disappointments with the results.
Richard Carlson and Nancy Kelly in "Fly-By-Night"

Review: Robert Siodmak’s “Fly-By-Night,” Starring Richard Carlson and Nancy Kelly

The Robert Siodmak thriller “Fly-By-Night” shares many plot points with “The 39 Steps,” but has a comedy flavor all its own.
Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane in "Saboteur"

Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur,” Starring Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane

Through the lens of his “The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock takes on America in “Saboteur,” his first film at Universal.
Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush"

Podcast Episode 3: Why Did Charlie Chaplin Reedit “The Gold Rush”? (with Jeffrey Vance)

On our third podcast episode, we’re talking about Charlie Chaplin’s reissue of “The Gold Rush.”
Charlie Chaplin on the set of "The Gold Rush" in 1925

Chaplin Reissues “The Gold Rush” With New Narration and Ending

Today, Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1925 silent film “The Gold Rush” is back in theaters, but this time it comes updated with a soundtrack that includes narration and sound effects.
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan in "Kings Row"

Review: Sam Wood’s “Kings Row,” Starring Ann Sheridan and Robert Cummings

The Warner Brothers adaptation of Henry Bellamann’s bestselling novel is mostly botched by Casey Robinson’s watered-down screenplay and Robert Cummings’ dreadful performance.
Van Heflin and Marsha Hunt in "Kid Glove Killer"

Review: Fred Zinnemann’s “Kid Glove Killer,” Starring Van Heflin

MGM ups Van Heflin to leading-man status for the solid B thriller “Kid Glove Killer,” director Fred Zinnemann’s debut feature.
Donna Reed and Mickey Rooney in "The Courtship of Andy Hardy"

Review: George B. Seitz’s “The Courtship of Andy Hardy,” Starring Mickey Rooney

In George B. Seitz’s “The Courtship of Andy Hardy,” Mickey Rooney plays the all-American womanizer and troublemaker Andy Hardy for the twelfth time.
Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda in "The Male Animal"

Review: Elliott Nugent’s “The Male Animal,” Starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland

Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland star in director Elliott Nugent’s adaptation of his own Broadway play, “The Male Animal.”
Sabu and Patricia O'Rourke in "Jungle Book"

Review: Zoltan Korda’s “Jungle Book,” Starring Sabu

Rudyard Kipling’s stories of Mowgli are adapted into Technicolor by “The Thief of Baghdad” producer Alexander Korda.

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