Reviews

Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney in "Rings on Her Fingers"

Review: Rouben Mamoulian’s “Rings on Her Fingers,” Starring Gene Tierney and Henry Fonda

Gene Tierney and Henry Fonda reunite in a comedy from Rouben Mamoulian that is suspiciously reminiscent of “The Lady Eve.”
Paulette Goddard in "The Lady Has Plans"

Review: Sidney Lanfield’s “The Lady Has Plans,” Starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland

The new Paramount comedy, starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland, is an ugly piece of work with an exceptionally poor premise.
Evelyn Ankers and Lon Chaney Jr. in "The Ghost of Frankenstein"

Review: Erle C. Kenton’s “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” Starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Cedric...

The team behind “The Wolf Man” are here to help Universal save a struggling monster with “The Ghost of Frankenstein.”
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, and Charles Halton in "To Be or Not to Be"

Review: Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be,” Starring Carole Lombard and Jack...

Ernst Lubitsch’s new comedy (and Carole Lombard’s final film) takes on a not-so funny subject: Germany’s invasion of Poland.
Leslie Howard and Eric Portman in "49th Parallel"

Review: Michael Powell’s “49th Parallel,” Starring Leslie Howard and Laurence Olivier

Michael Powell’s exciting new war thriller “49th Parallel” (also known as “The Invaders”) follows Nazi spies on the border of Canada and America.
Lionel Atwill accosted by two natives in “The Mad Doctor of Market Street"

Review: Joseph H. Lewis’ “The Mad Doctor of Market Street,” Starring Lionel Atwill

“Man Made Monster” star Lionel Atwill plays a mad scientist again in “The Mad Doctor of Market Street,” from director Joseph H. Lewis.
The Presentation of Wings ceremony in "Captains of the Clouds"

Review: Michael Curtiz’s “Captains of the Clouds,” Starring James Cagney

James Cagney stars as an especially unlikeable pilot in Michael Curtiz’s patriotic “Captain of the Clouds.”
Lou Costello, Dick Foran, and Bud Abbott in "Ride 'Em Cowboy"

Review: Arthur Lubin’s “Ride ‘Em Cowboy,” Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

In their latest picture at Universal, Abbott and Costello go west for an adventure at a dude ranch.
Ginger Rogers in "Roxie Hart"

Review: William A. Wellman’s “Roxie Hart,” Starring Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers charms and dances her way through a murder trial as "Roxie Hart" in Fox’s latest comedy.
Fred MacMurray and Marlene Dietrich in "The Lady is Willing"

Review: Mitchell Leisen’s “The Lady is Willing,” Starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray

Working at Columbia instead of Paramount, his usual home, director Mitchell Leisen turns in one of the most underwhelming pictures of his career.

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