A Star is Born (1937). The original movie star on the make and husband on the wane melodrama

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Film review, by Jason Day, of A Star is Born (1937), the melodrama about a famous but drunken film star (Fredric March) who falls in love with a wannabe actress (Janet Gaynor), only to see her fame eclipse his own.

Drama

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Anna Karenina (1935). Film review of the adaptation of Tolstoy’s tragic-romance starring Greta Garbo.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of the 1935 version of Leo Tolstoy’s classic, Russian tragic romance starring Greta Garbo as his adulteress heroine Anna Karenina. Co-starring Fredric March and Basil Rathbone.

Romance

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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The Old Dark House (1932). Creaking, camp and comic chiller starring Boris Karloff.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of The Old Dark House, the horror film about people stranded during at a storm at an isolated house owned by the odd Femm family. Directed by James Whale and starring Melvyn Douglas and Gloria Stuart.

Comedy

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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The 39 Steps (1935)

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Film review of the classic 1930’s thriller by Alfred Hitchcock starring Robert Donat as a man on the run from a false charge of murder and Madeleine Carroll as the women who might help him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock. 86 mins. Gaumont. (U).

Thriller/Suspense/Film Noir

 

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