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.
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.
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and Elisha Cook Jr. in "A-Haunting We Will Go"

Review: Alfred L. Werker’s “A-Haunting We Will Go,” Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

In their second film at Fox, Laurel and Hardy team up with Dante the Magician.
Bud Abbott, William Demarest, and Lou Costello in "Pardon My Sarong"

Review: Erle C. Kenton’s “Pardon My Sarong,” Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

The best Abbott and Costello picture to date comes from Erle C. Kenton, replacing longtime director Arthur Lubin.
Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, and Bing Crosby in "Holiday Inn"

Review: Mark Sandrich’s “Holiday Inn,” Starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire

Paramount’s new musical, from Irving Berlin and director Mark Sandrich, stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.
Nancy Coleman and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Gay Sisters"

Review: Irving Rapper’s “The Gay Sisters,” Starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent

After “One Foot in Heaven,” “The Gay Sisters” is a step up for director Irving Rapper, but this new Warner Brothers film is still a somewhat dreary melodrama.
J. Edward Bromberg, Jon Hall, Cedric Hardwicke, and Ilona Massey in "Invisible Agent"

Review: Edwin L. Marin’s “Invisible Agent,” Starring Jon Hall

The latest entry in Universal’s Invisible Man franchise goes behind enemy lines to uncover a secret Nazi attack against America.
Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine in "This Above All"

Review: Anatole Litvak’s “This Above All,” Starring Joan Fontaine and Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine star as English lovers during the war in Fox’s adaptation of Eric Knight’s novel.
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.

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