Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Directed by Frank Lloyd Based on the book Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff,
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.
This classic noir is set in the Edwardian era, and features Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Joseph Cotten. The story pushes against many of the previously accepted ideals in Hollywood films.
This one pairs Cary Grant and Shirley Temple in a classic screwball comedy.