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.
Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, and Rudy Vallee in "The Palm Beach Story"

Review: Preston Sturges’ “The Palm Beach Story,” Starring Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea

The director of “The Lady Eve” and “Sullivan’s Travels” is back with a madcap adventure starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, and Rudy Vallee.
Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara in "The Black Swan"

Review: Henry King’s “The Black Swan,” Starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara

Fox sends Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara out on the high seas for a swashbuckling Technicolor adventure based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini.
Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan and Hattie McDaniel in “George Washington Slept Here”

Review: William Keighley’s “George Washington Slept Here,” Starring Jack Benny

Jack Benny stars for Warner Brothers and director William Keighley in this adaptation of the hit George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play.
Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers in "Once Upon a Honeymoon"

Review: Leo McCarey’s “Once Upon a Honeymoon,” Starring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers

Cary Grant and Gingers Rogers star in Leo McCarey’s questionable wartime comedy from RKO.
Hedy Lamar in "White Cargo"

Review: Richard Thorpe’s “White Cargo,” Starring Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr plays a seductive African temptress in MGM’s laughably alarmist production “White Cargo,” based on the novel “Hell’s Playground.”
Edward Arnold, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Jean Rogers, and Richard Ney in “The War Against Mrs. Hadley”

Review: Harold S. Bucquet’s “The War Against Mrs. Hadley,” Starring Fay Bainter

Following their smash hit “Mrs. Miniver,” MGM has brought us an American perspective on home front responsibility.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca"

Review: Michael Curtiz’s “Casablanca,” Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

The new Warner Brothers film pairs Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to outstanding effect in this romantic wartime melodrama.
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.”

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