This film helped to solidify Bette Davis as a leading lady in Hollywood. It also paired her with Henry Fonda and George Brent, a favorite collaborator of hers.
This movie is considered to be the first significant American films about World War II to be released after the end of the war.
Claude Jarman Jr. held his own while sharing the screen with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman. It was his first on-screen performance. It’s a classic movie.
Paul Newman nailed his performance in this movie, but it wasn’t supposed to be him in the starring role. Tragedy in Hollywood led to one of the big breaks in Newman’s early career.
Here are some thoughts on the breakout performance from Brie Larson, and the overall success of Room.
John Huston took home two Oscars for his work on this film. He also helped his father earn one. It’s a true classic with a complicated story to tell.
Howard Hughes was a billionaire, a genius, and an eccentric recluse. This one tells some of that story.
“That’s the way it is with good ones, you’re sure you’ve heard them before.” – Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake