William A. Wellman’s ‘Thunder Birds,’ or ‘Wings’ Light

In 1942, World War II was just getting started for the United States, although many other parts of the world had already been at war since 1939 (and the conflict between China and Japan began even earlier, in 1937). The U.S. Army needed pilots fast, and many were trained at Thunderbird Field in Glandale, Arizona.… Read More William A. Wellman’s ‘Thunder Birds,’ or ‘Wings’ Light

Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard

Berkeley Square (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd, is a sad, somber time travel movie. When you think of movies about going back in time, usually our main character is very excited about that. But in Berklely Square, which is based on the John L. Balderston play, Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) is tormented by the past… Read More Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard