Monthly Archives: August 1942

Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball in "The Big Street"

Review: Irving Reis’ “The Big Street,” Starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball

RKO’s new drama from Damon Runyon is one of the more unpleasant and depressing pictures of the year.
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and Elisha Cook Jr. in "A-Haunting We Will Go"

Review: Alfred L. Werker’s “A-Haunting We Will Go,” Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

In their second film at Fox, Laurel and Hardy team up with Dante the Magician.
Bud Abbott, William Demarest, and Lou Costello in "Pardon My Sarong"

Review: Erle C. Kenton’s “Pardon My Sarong,” Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

The best Abbott and Costello picture to date comes from Erle C. Kenton, replacing longtime director Arthur Lubin.
Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, and Bing Crosby in "Holiday Inn"

Review: Mark Sandrich’s “Holiday Inn,” Starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire

Paramount’s new musical, from Irving Berlin and director Mark Sandrich, stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.
Nancy Coleman and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Gay Sisters"

Review: Irving Rapper’s “The Gay Sisters,” Starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent

After “One Foot in Heaven,” “The Gay Sisters” is a step up for director Irving Rapper, but this new Warner Brothers film is still a somewhat dreary melodrama.

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