Stage Door

Stage Door US (1937) Dir. Gregory La Cava The whims and machinations of the stage impresario are rich fodder for exploitation by writers with a keen eye for a scathing drama. Based very loosely on the stage play of the same name by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, this is a proto-feminist tale of … Continue reading Stage Door

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner US (1967) Dir. Stanley Kramer Time to tick another lauded classic off the watch list, this time it is the bold, interracially themed comedy drama that also proved to be the final film of the legendary Spencer Tracy. Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) returns home unannounced from a holiday in Hawaii, … Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story US (1940) Dir. George Cukor And so another much heralded classic gets scratched off the list of films that have somehow evaded old MIB over the years. This time it is a stylish romantic comedy with  three legends, a cracking script and the most verbose yet polite love triangle committed to celluloid. … Continue reading The Philadelphia Story

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby US (1938) Dir. Howard Hawks Mild mannered zoologist Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) is about to be married to the uptight Alice Swallow (Virginia Walker) but on the eve of the wedding, Huxley learns that an intercostal clavicle bone has been found which will allow him to complete his brontosaurus skeleton. However … Continue reading Bringing Up Baby