The Great Meadow is a well acted western, with John Mack Brown gives a commanding performance, and rather dark in many respects. Although the western genre isn’t really my thing, with few exceptions, this actually wasn’t half bad.
Woman Chases Man is a charming romantic comedy thanks to the lead performances by Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea; it’s an incredibly fun flick. The DVD released by Warner Brothers is part of the “Samuel Goldwyn Classics” line.
A Notorious Affair is an amiable enough romance-drama but hardly special, though I did enjoy the performances from Basil Rathbone, known mostly for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes from 1939-46, as well as the tremendous Kay Francis.
Shining Victory is a fine drama featuring two solid performances by its leads, James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald, the latter particularly. It’s by no means great but does have good dramatic moments and ideas.
The Prime Minister is an interesting drama with plentry of parallels to the incredible rise to the top of the UK government of Winston Churchill. It’s a bit long winded in spots but performances were decent enough.
The Drowning Pool isn’t as strong of a movie compared to Harper but works mainly for Paul Newman once again and there was at least one fun set piece for the titled pool as the villain attempts to kill Harper.