Category Archives: 1930s

  1. Counsellor at Law (1933)

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    March 22, 2015 by smumcounty

    I really like John Barrymore, that resonant vibrato, that great profile (the great profile), that thick shock of hair. But …
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  2. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

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    September 21, 2014 by smumcounty

    Between 1929 and 1939 more than 250,000 men left their homes and took to the road to ride the rails …
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  3. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

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    June 8, 2014 by smumcounty

    Van Stanhope (Clark Gable) and his wife Linda (Myrna Loy) are, by all accounts, a deliriously happy couple. He’s the …
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  4. The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

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    January 16, 2014 by smumcounty

    Stockbroker Gerald Parker (Guy Usher) is on the phone with Bertrand Hemingway (Clarence Wilson), the director of the New York …
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  5. Love Me Tonight (1932)

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    October 13, 2013 by smumcounty

    “Love Me Tonight” (1932) begins with scenes of the waking of Paris one early sunny morning. Eager to establish its …
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  6. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

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    June 20, 2013 by smumcounty

    They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? Is he in …
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  7. Gold Diggers of 1933

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    June 2, 2013 by smumcounty

    “Gold Diggers of 1933” begins with a lively musical number not unlike those of other musicals of the 1930’s. Those …
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