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Our Town (Sam Wood, 1940)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Apr 16, 2016

This is my contribution to the Golden Boy Blogathon hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema. Please visit and read the other postings, about a wide range of films starring William Holden. One of William Holden’s earliest roles was as George Gibbs in a poignant screen adaptation of read more

A Day at the Races (1937, Sam Wood)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 18, 2015

Until the halfway point or so, A Day at the Races moves quite well. Sure, it gets off to a slow start–introducing Chico as sidekick to Maureen O’Sullivan and setting up her problems (her sanitarium is going out of business), which isn’t funny stuff. I think Allan Jones even shows read more

A Night at the Opera (1935, Sam Wood)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 2, 2015

As good as the Marx Brothers are in A Night at the Opera–and George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind’s strong script is important too–director Wood really brings the whole thing together. The film has its obligatory musical subplot and romantic leads. Wood knows how to balance those read more

Mini Tribute: Sam Wood at Work

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 10, 2014

  Born July 10, 1883 Director Sam Wood! Sam Wood directed over 80 films in his 30-year film career (1920-1950) including Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Pride of the Yankees, The Devil and Miss Jones and Saratoga read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941, Sam Wood)

The Stop Button Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

The Devil and Miss Jones has three or four stages in the narrative, but director Sam Wood basically has three. The first phase–covering the first two narrative stages–feature this singular composition technique. For close-ups, Wood either gives his actors a lot of headroom (fifty percen read more

Whipsaw (1935, Sam Wood)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 9, 2012

Whipsaw takes some detours, but eventually reveals itself as an unlikely road picture… albeit one with limited stops. The first few scenes are in London, with a lot of exposition introducing Myrna Loy and Harvey Stephens as jewel thieves. There are some other jewel thieves who want in on thei read more