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.
Hedy Lamarr and William Powell in "Crossroads"

Review: Jack Conway’s “Crossroads,” Starring William Powell and Hedy Lamarr

An amnesic William Powell is convinced he lived a life as a criminal in MGM’s “Crossroads.”
Robert Taylor, Norma Shearer, and George Sanders in "Her Cardboard Lover"

Review: George Cukor’s “Her Cardboard Lover,” Starring Norma Shearer

George Cukor’s latest misfire for MGM finds Norma Shearer in a love triangle between Robert Taylor and George Sanders.
Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth in "The Pride of the Yankees"

Review: Sam Wood’s “The Pride of the Yankees,” Starring Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper brings the story of famous baseball player Lou Gehrig to life in Sam Wood’s new film for producer Samuel Goldwyn.
Richard Bennet, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Don Dilaway, Agnes Moorehead, and Ray Collins in "The Magnificent Ambersons"

Review: Orson Welles’ “The Magnificent Ambersons,” Starring Tim Holt

The “Citizen Kane” director returns with a similarly ambitious follow-up, starring Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, and Joseph Cotten.
Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in "I Married an Angel"

Review: W.S. Van Dyke’s “I Married an Angel,” Starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

The latest MGM vehicle for Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy is a low point for the musical duo.
Patricia Morison, Betty Field, and Ray Milland in "Are Husbands Necessary?"

Review: Norman Taurog’s “Are Husbands Necessary?,” Starring Ray Milland and Betty Field

Ray Milland and Betty Field play a toxic married couple in Norman Taurog’s desolate Paramount comedy.
Edward Everett Horton, Henry Fonda, and Don Ameche in "The Magnificent Dope"

Review: Walter Lang’s “The Magnificent Dope,” Starring Henry Fonda and Don Ameche

Henry Fonda stars in Fox’s riff on “Mr. Deed Goes to Town,” with Don Ameche, Lynn Bari, and Edward Everett Horton.
Maureen O'Hara and George Montgomery in “Ten Gentlemen from West Point”

Review: Henry Hathaway’s “Ten Gentlemen from West Point,” Starring George Montgomery

Fox and Henry Hathaway tell the story of the first class of graduates from the West Point Military Academy.
Ralph Bellamy, Irene Dunne, and Patric Knowles in "Lady in a Jam"

Review: Gregory La Cava’s “Lady in a Jam,” Starring Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne leads a particularly rancid new Universal comedy from director Gregory La Cava.
Irene Manning and Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Shot"

Review: Lewis Seiler’s “The Big Shot,” Starring Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart elevates this average crime picture from Warner Brothers.

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