John Wayne and Joan Blondell in "Lady for a Night"

Review: Leigh Jason’s “Lady for a Night,” Starring Joan Blondell and John Wayne

Joan Blondell and John Wayne star in “Lady for a Night,” a thoroughly uninspired romance from director Leigh Jason.
Monty Woolley, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan in "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Review: William Keighley’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Starring Bette Davis and Monty...

Based on the hit Broadway play of the same name, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” is a theatrical comedy that takes a humorous and satirical look at Hollywood personalities.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in “Babes on Broadway”

Review: Busby Berkeley’s “Babes on Broadway,” Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Busby Berkeley’s latest MGM musical with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland follows the kids as they try to break into show business, much like in their previous hit “Babes in Arms.”

Review: George Cukor’s “Two-Faced Woman,” Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas

Greta Garbo has followed up her hit 1939 "Ninotchka" with an embarrassingly lesser comedy from director George Cukor and MGM.
John Barrymore and Patsy Kelly in "Playmates"

Review: David Butler’s “Playmates,” Starring John Barrymore and Kay Kyser

Kay Kyser and John Barrymore play themselves in this mediocre comedy from RKO and director David Butler.
One of the many madcap scenes from "Hellzapoppin'"

Review: H.C. Potter’s “Hellzapoppin’,” Starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson

“Hellzapoppin’” understands how to do cinematic slapstick better than just about anyone else. It’s not just the funniest movie of 1941, but one of the year’s very best in general.
Roddy Mcdowell and Walter Pidgeon in "How Green Was My Valley"

Review: John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley,” Starring Donald Crisp and Walter Pidgeon

Ford's new film at Fox is based on the acclaimed 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel of the same name.
Bob Hope and Victor Moore in "Louisiana Purchase"

Review: Irving Cummings’ “Louisiana Purchase,” Starring Bob Hope and Vera Zorina

Paramount has adapted the Broadway hit “Louisiana Purchase” into a vehicle for Bob Hope directed by Irving Cummings.

Review: George Waggner’s “The Wolf Man,” Starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains

After launching their monster series a decade ago with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” Universal has now brought a new character into the mix: “The Wolf Man.”
Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine in "Suspicion"

Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion,” Starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine

Hitchcock reunites with his "Rebecca" star in this marital thriller co-starring Cary Grant, based on the book by Francis Iles.

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