1930s

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Romantic screwball mystery misses the mark of a true classic but offers fine performance by Stanwyck.

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Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Wholesome, overly sweet Durbin vehicle lacks appeal for modern viewers.

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon tries too hard to be everything but The Maltese Falcon.

San Francisco; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

San Francisco; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Epic story of romance set against the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The Old Maid; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Old Maid; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Heartbreaking story of the love-hate relationship between two cousins that leaves one a bitter and frustrated old maid.

The Bishop Murder Case; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Bishop Murder Case; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Painfully creaky and incoherent.

Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Genre-defying film pairs charismatic couple Hepburn and Grant in a celebration of nonconformity.