Category Archives: vintage movies

Classics and the forgotten

Oh! Mr.Porter! (1937)

Will Hay is never off screen in this classic comedy about a station master of a train station in rural Northern Ireland. He’s a lesson in comic acting. William Porter (Will Hay) works for the railroad. There isn’t a job … Continue reading

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All Over Town (1937)

The manic team of Olsen and Johnson and murder in the theater. The movie is loaded with their unique brand of mayhem. Olsen and Johnson hit town to get away from creditors. They have a trained seal named Sally who … Continue reading

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Paradise Express (1937)

Dorothy Appleby is a charmer but Harry Davenport is just about impossible to take as a fist pounding, yelling irascible old man in the story of a crooked trucking firm about to put a small railroad out of business. Jed … Continue reading

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The Bridge Of Sighs (1936)

Dull one about an innocent man in prison and the woman determined to get him out. There’s nothing interesting to latch on to. All concerned just go through the motions. Assistant D.A. Jeff Powell (Onslow Stevens) wants to marry Marion … Continue reading

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Letter Of Introduction (1938)

If you’re not an Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy fan keep going. If you are you’ll like this movie. It’s a combination of drama and comedy with a good supporting performance from Eve Arden. Adolphe Menjou is also very good. A budding … Continue reading

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Speak Easily (1932)

Keaton and Durante fans won’t be disappointed as Buster gets involved with a show featuring Jimmy. A real highlight of this movie is Thelma Todd. She’s just great as a goddigger that’s after Buster. Professor Timoleon Zanders Post (Buster Keaton) … Continue reading

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Tanks A Million (1941)

Unfunny service comedy from Hal Roach that just gets worse as it goes along. Awful sight gags, a fuming Sergeant and anything else that looks like a stock character. This is William Tracys’ first appearance as Dorian “Dodo” Doubleday. Dodo … Continue reading

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