Warner Archive Blu-ray Review: William Wyler’s ‘The Letter’

In The Letter, Warner Bros.’ 1940 adaptation of the same W. Somerset Maugham play filmed in 1929 with legendary stage actress Jeanne Eagels, director William Wyler plays the role of mood conductor and Bette Davis is his lead instrument. The Letter is a rare “art film” from the Golden Age of Hollywood, in that Wyler… Read More Warner Archive Blu-ray Review: William Wyler’s ‘The Letter’

Warner Archive Collection: ‘Front Page Woman’ with Bette Davis

Movies about journalism from the 1930s are always fun. It’s great to see how my chosen profession worked at such a frenetic pace, even before computers, the Internet and everything else that is supposed to make reporting easier. But the fact is, news has always moved faster than a speeding bullet and competitors have always been… Read More Warner Archive Collection: ‘Front Page Woman’ with Bette Davis