Monthly Archives: September 1942

Rosalind Russell, George Tobias, and Janet Blair in "My Sister Eileen"

Review: Alexander Hall’s “My Sister Eileen,” Starring Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair play small-town sisters trying to make it in New York in this adaptation of the Broadway play.
Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn, and Arthur Kennedy in "Desperate Journey"

Review: Raoul Walsh’s “Desperate Journey,” Starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan

Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan crash land behind enemy lines in Raoul Walsh’s new thriller for Warner Brothers.
Charles Boyer and Rita Hayworth in "Tales of Manhattan"

Review: Julien Duvivier’s “Tales of Manhattan,” Starring Charles Boyer

French director Julien Duvivier brings the anthology film back with stars including Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Ginger Rogers, and more.
Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, and Basil Rathbone in “Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror”

Review: John Rawlins’ “Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror,” Starring Basil Rathbone and...

Basil Rathbone is back as Sherlock Holmes, now living at Universal with a lower budget and updated modern-day setting.
Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers in "The Major and the Minor"

Review: Billy Wilder’s “The Major and the Minor,” Starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland

“Ball of Fire” and “Ninotchka” writer Billy Wilder makes his Hollywood directorial debut with a charming new comedy starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland.
One pilot documented in "The Battle of Midway"

Review: John Ford’s “The Battle of Midway,” Narrated by Donald Crisp

John Ford documents the Japanese defeat at Midway Atoll in this Technicolor short film.
Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor in "Across the Pacific"

Review: John Huston’s “Across the Pacific,” Starring Humphrey Bogart

Director John Huston rebounds after the awful “In This Our Life” with a fun spy thriller reuniting him with stars Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet.
Robert Preston and Brian Donlevy in "Wake Island"

Review: John Farrow’s “Wake Island,” Starring Brian Donlevy

The recent battle against the Japanese at Wake Island is brought to the screen in John Farrow’s new film for Paramount.

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