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

Warner Archive Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘Love Is A Racket’

Love Is A Racket is something I picked up from Warner Archive a couple of years ago just because of that title. It’s just as snappy as the movie itself, a brisk, 71-minute adventure though Broadway’s seedy underworld with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and director William A. Wellman at the wheel. Fairbanks stars as Jimmy Russell,… Read More Warner Archive Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘Love Is A Racket’