Watching Old Movies: Stagecoach (1939)

1939 Highest Grossing Film: Gone with the Wind Best Picture: Gone with the Wind What happened this year? Eh, not much important of importance. ... ... ... ... Alright fine, a lot of important things happened this year. In fact, one of the earliest events of the year was the Pope fucking dropping dead of a heart... Continue Reading →


Watching Old Movies: Modern Times (1936)

1936 Highest Grossing Film: San Francisco- $5,273,000 Best Picture: The Great Ziegfeld What happened this year? Getting away from Germany for once, this year saw the death of King George V in January, leading to his son Edward VIII taking the throne… only to abdicate in December to marry an American woman (and also because he might’ve... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: 1935

1935 Highest Grossing Film: Mutiny on the Bounty- $4,460,000 Best Picture: Mutiny on the Bounty What happened this year? You know, I don’t usually like to start these yearly summaries off on a downer note, but I’ll make an exception here. After all, this year led to the beginning of years of strife and torment, the likes... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: The Thin Man (1934)

1934 Highest Grossing Film: The Merry Widow- $2,608,000 Best Picture: It Happened One Night (which is great, fyi) What happened this year? More shitty Nazi stuff. In this specific case, the Night of Long Knives, where the Nazis purged the significant left-wing and anti-Nazi conservative political factions of their country. This was shortly followed by Hitler declaring... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: King Kong (1933)

1933 Highest Grossing Film: Cavalcade- $3,500,000 (although King Kong later overtook it with $5.3m in re-issues Best Picture: Cavalcade What happened this year? Well, some guy named Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. That significant enough for ya? In addition, barely a month later, the Reichstag fire happened, giving Hitler the opportunity to pass through several sweeping... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: Vampyr (1932)

1932 Highest Grossing Film: Shanghai Express- $3,700,000 Best Picture: Grand Hotel What happened this year? Lotta big stars got their start in the film industry this year. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Shirley Temple all made their first film appearances (although in Bergman's case, it was little more than an appearance as an extra.) Plus, Buck... Continue Reading →

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