It Happened One Night (1934)

A name like this makes me imagine a movie occurring over the course of a single, crazy night. Something like The Out of Towers …

Grand Hotel, MGM 1932.

Grand Hotel (1931-32)

As with All Quiet on the Western Front, this film fascinates me as an example of storytelling archetypes which have long been …

Cimarron (1930-31)

I wanted to like Cimerron, I really did. That brilliantly filmed opening scene of the land rush. The woman exploiting her supposed weakness to …

"Broadway Melody poster" by MGM

The Broadway Melody (1929)

The first “talky” to win an Oscar for best picture. And you can tell it was the first. The less we say …

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Wings (1927-28)

  The first film to receive an academy award for best picture, and the only silent film to receive that honor. Winds is …