Wesley Emblidge

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Wesley Emblidge launched The Old Hollywood Times in 2017, after spending almost a year researching and developing the project. He works out of Boston overseeing all aspects of the site, from content to web design, while writing regularly. He also hosts the official podcast for the site, and edits the video essays. He’ll watch Cary Grant in just about anything, and avoids Charles Boyer films like the plague.
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.”
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in “Road to Morocco”

Review: David Butler’s “Road to Morocco,” Starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

Bing, Bob, and Dorothy are back for a third film on the road for Paramount, this time traveling to Morocco.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in "Who Done It?"

Review: Erle C. Kenton’s “Who Done It?,” Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

The latest Abbott and Costello film finds the comedy duo investigating a murder at a local radio station.
Paul Henreid and Bette Davis in “Now, Voyager”

Review: Irving Rapper’s “Now, Voyager,” Starring Bette Davis

Bette Davis stars in this sweeping romantic melodrama from Warner Brothers, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.
Veronica Lake in “I Married a Witch”

Review: René Clair’s “I Married a Witch,” Starring Veronica Lake

The new comedy from French director René Clair finds Veronica Lake as a vengeful witch determined to torture Fredric March by making him fall in love with her.
Lon Chaney Jr. in "The Mummy's Tomb"

Review: Harold Young’s “The Mummy’s Tomb,” Starring Lon Chaney Jr.

The least interesting of the Universal Monster franchises returns, with Lon Chaney Jr. taking over the title role.
Brian Donlevy, Alan Ladd, and Veronica Lake in "The Glass Key"

Review: Stuart Heisler’s “The Glass Key,” Starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake

“This Gun For Hire” stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake reunite for this Paramount adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel.
Fred MacMurray and Paulette Goddard in "The Forest Rangers"

Review: George Marshall’s “The Forest Rangers,” Starring Fred MacMurray

Paramount’s new feature in Technicolor is part musical, part mystery, and part romance, with Fred MacMurray and Paulette Goddard.

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