In my last post I talked about how Clarence Brown earned his nomination for directing two movies and indeed it’s rare for anyone to be given two Oscar nods in the directing category in the same year. Part of the reason for this is that for years a rule was in place to stop directors …
In the past, we’ve seen Claude Rains portray villainous characters in a number of movies including Anthony Adverse and The Adventures of Robin Hood. But Four Daughters saw him take on more of a kind-hearted character as the father of a quartet of screen sisters.
A few films ago I reviewed San Francisco, a film that saw Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy making a pretty formidable on-screen team. A couple of years later, Gable and Tracy reunited for another high-octane film, the Best Picture-nominated Test Pilot.
Another double bill now and one that focuses on two films that have strong female protagonists taking the lead.
We kick our latest double bill with a look at another film in which the stars of The Great Ziegfeld; William Powell and Myrna Loy get to showcase more of their witty banter.
We return to our double bills with two very different films one of which is a very jolly musical and the second is all about farm-owners in ancient China.
Just like Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy is another actor who I’ve heard plenty about but never really watched any of his work. Tracy arguably achieved the most success of his career during the 1930s in which he won back-to-back Oscars for Best Actor.