Prompted by the previous thread, I watched a series of Barbara Stanwyck films a while back.
(I'm a fan at this stage
Cant give half stars so these roughly graded:
***** Ball of Fire (1941)
***** Always Goodbye (1938)
**** Midnight (1939)
**** My Reputation (1946)
*** So Big!
Even made some brief notes (no, no spoilers here, just didnt want to overload the post with info)
Ball of Fire (1941)
Director - Howard Hawks
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper
A great film. Classic feel-good comedy. Intellectual world meets the working class - and the Mob.
Starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche.
French taxi driver meets American woman who lost every thing in the casino.
Good fun, and interesting.
Bit of a tear jerker. City girl used to living reasonably well, ends up in the poor part of town.
Very dubious ideas at times, but still a good film.
Always Goodbye (1938)
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall and Ian Hunter. With Cesar Romero.
Woman in trouble. Lots of funny (peculiar) relationships. The one that appears to be presented as the real one didnt quite convince me as 'the real thing', but that just added to the complexity of the film for me. Good fun too.
My Reputation (1946)
Director - Curtis Bernhardt
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent.
Expectations and propriety and what's-the-opposite-of-that, and supression and fear of commitment - all stirred up in a nice drama. One aspect was totally unconvincing (boys lack of response to their father's death)
there was at least one more I saw, but I cant remember the name now