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.
Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller in "Lucky Ghost"

Review: William Beaudine’s “Lucky Ghost,” Starring Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller

Dixie’s new all-black film is “Lucky Ghost,” starring Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller as their characters from “Mr. Washington Goes to Town.”
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in "Woman of the Year"

Review: George Stevens’ “Woman of the Year,” Starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

In the duo’s dazzling debut, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy fight and fall in love in George Steven’s “Woman of the Year.”
Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in "Sullivan's Travels"

Review: Preston Sturges’ “Sullivan’s Travels,” Starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake

Paramount’s Veronica Lake has her first leading role alongside Joel McCrea in “Sullivan’s Travels,” the new comedy from Preston Sturges.
Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid in "Joan of Paris"

Review: Robert Stevenson’s “Joan of Paris,” Starring Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid

RKO debuts two new European stars in their war-themed romantic thriller, “Joan of Paris.”
Conrad Veidt and Ann Ayars in "Nazi Agent"

Review: Jules Dassin’s “Nazi Agent,” Starring Conrad Veidt and Ann Ayars

The MGM thriller “Nazi Agent” finds Conrad Veidt playing both a loyal American citizen and his Nazi-sympathizing twin brother.
Robert Taylor and Lana Turner in "Johnny Eager"

Review: Mervyn LeRoy’s “Johnny Eager,” Starring Robert Taylor and Lana Turner

Van Heflin shines in Mervyn LeRoy’s otherwise unremarkable gangster melodrama “Johnny Eager,” starring Robert Taylor and Lana Turner.
Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, and Phyllis Brooks in "The Shanghai Gesture"

Review: Josef von Sternberg’s “The Shanghai Gesture,” Starring Gene Tierney and Victor Mature

Josef von Sternberg brings John Colton’s controversial play “The Shanghai Gesture” to the big screen in the first American production by producer Arnold Pressburger.
William Demarest, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in "All Through the Night"

Review: Vincent Sherman’s “All Through the Night,” Starring Humphrey Bogart and Conrad Veidt

Bogart is back in the new thriller from Warner Bros., “All Through the Night,” directed by Vincent Sherman.

Review: Howard Hawks’ “Ball of Fire,” Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck

Samuel Goldwyn and Howard Hawks’ hilarious new comedy is about a linguist (Gary Cooper) who gets caught up with a mobster’s girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck).

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