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.
Richard Carlson and Nancy Kelly in "Fly-By-Night"

Review: Robert Siodmak’s “Fly-By-Night,” Starring Richard Carlson and Nancy Kelly

The Robert Siodmak thriller “Fly-By-Night” shares many plot points with “The 39 Steps,” but has a comedy flavor all its own.
Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane in "Saboteur"

Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur,” Starring Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane

Through the lens of his “The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock takes on America in “Saboteur,” his first film at Universal.
Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush"

Podcast Episode 3: Why Did Charlie Chaplin Reedit “The Gold Rush”? (with Jeffrey Vance)

On our third podcast episode, we’re talking about Charlie Chaplin’s reissue of “The Gold Rush.”
Charlie Chaplin on the set of "The Gold Rush" in 1925

Chaplin Reissues “The Gold Rush” With New Narration and Ending

Today, Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1925 silent film “The Gold Rush” is back in theaters, but this time it comes updated with a soundtrack that includes narration and sound effects.
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan in "Kings Row"

Review: Sam Wood’s “Kings Row,” Starring Ann Sheridan and Robert Cummings

The Warner Brothers adaptation of Henry Bellamann’s bestselling novel is mostly botched by Casey Robinson’s watered-down screenplay and Robert Cummings’ dreadful performance.
Van Heflin and Marsha Hunt in "Kid Glove Killer"

Review: Fred Zinnemann’s “Kid Glove Killer,” Starring Van Heflin

MGM ups Van Heflin to leading-man status for the solid B thriller “Kid Glove Killer,” director Fred Zinnemann’s debut feature.
Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda in "The Male Animal"

Review: Elliott Nugent’s “The Male Animal,” Starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland

Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland star in director Elliott Nugent’s adaptation of his own Broadway play, “The Male Animal.”
Sabu and Patricia O'Rourke in "Jungle Book"

Review: Zoltan Korda’s “Jungle Book,” Starring Sabu

Rudyard Kipling’s stories of Mowgli are adapted into Technicolor by “The Thief of Baghdad” producer Alexander Korda.
Madeleine Carroll and Bob Hope in "My Favorite Blonde"

Review: Sidney Lanfield’s “My Favorite Blonde,” Starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll

Comedian Bob Hope gets dropped into Paramount’s spy thriller, “My Favorite Blonde,” with “The 39 Steps” star Madeleine Carroll.
Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, Paulette Goddard, and John Wayne in "Reap the Wild Wind"

Review: Cecil B. DeMille’s “Reap the Wild Wind,” Starring Paulette Goddard and John Wayne

Cecil B. DeMille takes to the sea with Paulette Goddard, John Wayne, and Ray Milland in “Reap the Wild Wind.”

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