The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a solid western which is saying something coming from someone who generally isn’t the biggest fan of the genre outside of the classics and it excels thanks to Paul Newman’s charms.
2 Weeks in Another Town is a well done, somewhat inside baseball of Hollywood, and a fine follow-up to The Bad and the Beautiful, that features two well done performances by screen legends Kirk Douglas and Edward G. Robinson.
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.
This was kind of a fun little romantic-comedy-adventure flick featuring good performances all around, especially John Blondell and Glenda Farrell, kind of surprised Hollywood hasn’t poached this and did a remake at this point.
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.