Monthly Archives: November 1942

Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan and Hattie McDaniel in “George Washington Slept Here”

Review: William Keighley’s “George Washington Slept Here,” Starring Jack Benny

Jack Benny stars for Warner Brothers and director William Keighley in this adaptation of the hit George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play.
Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford and Esther Williams in "Andy Hardy's Double Life"

Review: George B. Seitz’s “Andy Hardy’s Double Life,” Starring Mickey Rooney

Competitive swimmer Esther Williams teaches Mickey Rooney a lesson in love in George B. Seitz’s “Andy Hardy’s Double Life.”
Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers in "Once Upon a Honeymoon"

Review: Leo McCarey’s “Once Upon a Honeymoon,” Starring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers

Cary Grant and Gingers Rogers star in Leo McCarey’s questionable wartime comedy from RKO.
Hedy Lamar in "White Cargo"

Review: Richard Thorpe’s “White Cargo,” Starring Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr plays a seductive African temptress in MGM’s laughably alarmist production “White Cargo,” based on the novel “Hell’s Playground.”
Edward Arnold, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Jean Rogers, and Richard Ney in “The War Against Mrs. Hadley”

Review: Harold S. Bucquet’s “The War Against Mrs. Hadley,” Starring Fay Bainter

Following their smash hit “Mrs. Miniver,” MGM has brought us an American perspective on home front responsibility.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca"

Review: Michael Curtiz’s “Casablanca,” Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

The new Warner Brothers film pairs Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to outstanding effect in this romantic wartime melodrama.
Preston Foster and John Sutton in “Thunder Birds”

Review: William A. Wellman’s “Thunder Birds,” Starring Gene Tierney

Gorgeous Technicolor footage of airplanes isn’t enough to sustain this feature from director William A. Wellman and Fox.
Adolphe Menjou, Fred Astaire, and Rita Hayworth in “You Were Never Lovelier”

Review: William A. Seiter’s “You Were Never Lovelier,” Starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth are back together again for a new musical at Columbia based on the Argentine film “Los martes, orquídeas.”
Burgess Meredith and Claire Trevor in "Street of Chance"

Review: Jack Hively’s “Street of Chance,” Starring Burgess Meredith

This twisty new crime thriller from Paramount stars Burgess Meredith and Claire Trevor in a premise very similar to that of MGM’s “Crossroads.”
Errol Flynn in “Gentleman Jim”

Review: Raoul Walsh’s “Gentleman Jim,” Starring Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn fights his way to glory as James J. Corbett in the Warner Brothers boxing drama Gentleman Jim.

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