Monthly Archives: May 1942
All that makes this new Western from Republic stand out is the presence of John Wayne—the rest of the film is as perfunctory as they come.
Fox’s new, French-imported leading man is Jean Gabin, but if “Moontide” is any indication, he’s not heading for stardom in America anytime soon.
Warner Brothers brings us George M. Cohan’s life story, with James Cagney as the famed theatrical entertainer.
“Take a Letter, Darling” is a nice return to form for director Mitchell Leisen, but still lacks the qualities present in his best films.
MGM has cast Van Heflin in another crime thriller, this time as a private eye trying to solve a murder in Grand Central Station.
William Dieterle breathes life into a dull jazz story with energetic montages and music sequences in “Syncopation.”
With its flimsy story and flat, obnoxious characters, “Tortilla Flat” showcases director Victor Fleming and star Spencer Tracy at their worst.
John Huston’s second film is a far cry from his smashing detective story “The Maltese Falcon”: this new picture is a woefully overacted melodrama.
Paramount has a new star with Alan Ladd, and one of the best pictures of the year with “This Gun For Hire.”
The new documentary from Frontier Films retells the struggles of midthirties unions.
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