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 Boyer and Rita Hayworth in "Tales of Manhattan"

Review: Julien Duvivier’s “Tales of Manhattan,” Starring Charles Boyer

French director Julien Duvivier brings the anthology film back with stars including Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Ginger Rogers, and more.
Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, and Basil Rathbone in “Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror”

Review: John Rawlins’ “Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror,” Starring Basil Rathbone and...

Basil Rathbone is back as Sherlock Holmes, now living at Universal with a lower budget and updated modern-day setting.
Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers in "The Major and the Minor"

Review: Billy Wilder’s “The Major and the Minor,” Starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland

“Ball of Fire” and “Ninotchka” writer Billy Wilder makes his Hollywood directorial debut with a charming new comedy starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland.
One pilot documented in "The Battle of Midway"

Review: John Ford’s “The Battle of Midway,” Narrated by Donald Crisp

John Ford documents the Japanese defeat at Midway Atoll in this Technicolor short film.
Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor in "Across the Pacific"

Review: John Huston’s “Across the Pacific,” Starring Humphrey Bogart

Director John Huston rebounds after the awful “In This Our Life” with a fun spy thriller reuniting him with stars Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet.
Robert Preston and Brian Donlevy in "Wake Island"

Review: John Farrow’s “Wake Island,” Starring Brian Donlevy

The recent battle against the Japanese at Wake Island is brought to the screen in John Farrow’s new film for Paramount.
Anne Baxter, Monty Woolley, and Roddy McDowall in "The Pied Piper"

Review: Irving Pichel’s “The Pied Piper,” Starring Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley stars in this wartime drama from director Irving Pichel and Fox.
A scene from "Bambi"

Review: Walt Disney’s “Bambi”

Walt Disney’s new animated feature is a lovely little tale of life in the forest, and one that goes to darker places than audiences may expect.
Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, and Cary Grant in "The Talk of the Town"

Review: George Stevens’ “The Talk of the Town,” Starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur is stuck between Cary Grant and Ronald Colman in George Stevens’ new comedy for Columbia.
Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball in "The Big Street"

Review: Irving Reis’ “The Big Street,” Starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball

RKO’s new drama from Damon Runyon is one of the more unpleasant and depressing pictures of the year.

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