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.
Charles Halton, Carole Lombard, and Jack Benny in "To Be or Not to Be"

The Top Ten Films of 1942

Editor-in-chief Wesley Emblidge picks his top ten films of the year.
Victor Moore (right) introduces (left to right) Dorothy Lamour, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, and Alan Ladd in “Star Spangled Rhythm”

Review: George Marshall’s “Star Spangled Rhythm,” Starring Eddie Bracken and Victor Moore

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, and more appear in Paramount’s all-star variety show.
"Arabian Nights"

Review: John Rawlins’ “Arabian Nights,” Starring Sabu

Sabu returns to the stories of “Arabian Nights” in his first film for Universal and producer Walter Wanger.
John Wayne, Joan Crawford, and Philip Dorn in "Reunion in France"

Review: Jules Dassin’s “Reunion in France,” Starring Joan Crawford and John Wayne

Joan Crawford is stuck between John Wayne and Philip Dorn in this glamorized war melodrama from MGM.
Simone Simon and Kent Smith in "Cat People"

Review: Jacques Tourneur’s “Cat People,” Starring Simone Simon

The first film of RKO’s new B-horror unit is a unique and unnerving tale from producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur.
Bernard Miles and John Mills in "In Which We Serve"

Review: Noël Coward and David Lean’s “In Which We Serve,” Starring Noël Coward

The first film by playwright Noël Coward follows the crew of the HMS Torrin, who reflect back on their lives after their ship is sunk by German bombers.
Rick Vallin and Anna May Wong in "Lady from Chungking"

Review: William Nigh’s “Lady from Chungking,” Starring Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong, dubbed "the best dressed woman in the world,” made the most of the few opportunities available to her as a Chinese-American...
Robert Young, Laraine Day, and Nigel Bruce in “Journey for Margaret”

Review: W.S. Van Dyke’s “Journey for Margaret,” Starring Robert Young and Margaret O’Brien

MGM debuts new child star Margaret O’Brien in this story of children orphaned by the war.
Greer Garson and Ronald Colman in "Random Harvest"

Review: Mervyn LeRoy’s “Random Harvest,” Starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson

“Mrs. Miniver” star Greer Garson is back with a new melodrama at MGM co-starring Ronald Colman.
John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, and Randolph Scott in "Pittsburgh"

Review: Lewis Seiler’s “Pittsburgh,” Starring John Wayne

The stars of “The Spoilers” are back together for a new film at Universal from director Lewis Seiler.

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