Classic Films

The Miracle Woman (August 7, 1931) Synopsis A minister’s daughter, Florence, frustrated and disillusioned by the hypocrisy she sees in others of her faith, becomes a celebrity preacher to con people out of money. A developing relationship with a blind man makes her reconsider her choices. Thoughts Growing up as a minister’s daughter myself, I […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Jackpot (November 1, 1950) Synopsis A suburban husband and father wins a truckload of prizes in a radio contest but he can’t afford to pay taxes on his winnings. Thoughts There’s some quality that sets these post-war movies apart from pre-war movies that I can’t quite articulate. Specifically in regard to the gender politics, […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Glenn Miller Story (February 1954) Synopsis A biopic of beloved big band leader Glenn Miller, from his days pawning his trombone in between gigs up through his tragic fate while serving with the United States Army during the second world war. Thoughts One of my roommates is a professional trombone player who regularly plays […]