I know “Dodsworth.” You know “Dodsworth.” I know you know “Dodsworth.” You know I know “Dodsworth” and I know you know I know “Dodsworth.” So let me quit beating around the bush and tell you briefly my thoughts on “Dodsworth.”
Hi – I started off my sixth month of blogging by telling you my favorite films made in the 1930’s. I don’t know if you had a chance to go through it because it was lot of information. But if you did, thank you, and you could compare your list to mine. ( How crazy off am I? ) To do this list, I pulled out my old Pyramid publishing book which I bought back in 1978. I skimmed through it to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and came up with my final tally. Below are my ten tip top top ten favorite films for each year of the 1930’s.
We’re getting to the middle of the 30’s now. Hollywood knows what it’s doing. And I’m liking it.
( And maybe I’m getting a little more comfortable with the era having about twenty-two films under my belt ). A lot of hits came out this year. We’ve got Nick & Nora again in “After the Thin Man” and Flynn doing his thing in “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” You’ve got opulence a la M-G-M with their “The Great Ziegfeld” and special effects extraordinare with “San Francisco.” And if you want to go as low as you can go…the cautious tale of “Reefer Madness” was on the plate for 1936 audiences. ( Best to watch this WHILE smoking a reefer, but you didn’t hear that from me, okay? ) One of these films makes my favorite film of 1936. Which one do YOU think it’ll be? No no, not that one…the other one.
I can’t tell you how many times I bolted through those doors like a kid in a candy store ( or is that a bull in a China shop? ) I would look for my theatre and the line I should wait on for my next movie experience. I once got there before the theatre was opened so you know I have problems. ( But hey, don’t we all? ) Check out these next four pages to see what I saw ~