Furs on Film – Success at Any Price (1934)

Let’s stay in the year 1934, and stick with high-handed melodrama, while we’re at it. Success at Any Price illustrates a point that I’d describe with Shanghai Express if TCM would just show it again… that even fur I’m not a huge fan of can be put to great use. Success at Any Price –… Read More Furs on Film – Success at Any Price (1934)

Furs on Film – Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Words evolve, and to a certain extent, the term “melodrama” no longer carries with it a particularly positive connotation. Indeed, when used in the sentence “don’t be so melodramatic” or connected with any original movie from Lifetime. It probably wasn’t so big a deal back in 1934 when it was slapped on a low-budget crime… Read More Furs on Film – Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Furs on Film – Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Okay, back on point with this entry from 1937. There’s nothing like the late ’30s to deliver that warm, comfortable, familiar feeling, like an oversized full-length fox coat. Bundle up for Mr. Dodd Takes the Air. Mr. Dodd Takes the Air – The Film Mr. Dodd Takes the Air is one of those stories everyone… Read More Furs on Film – Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Furs in Film – City Heat (1984)

I’ve covered Night Shift and Forever Lulu, so, next up in the famous furs of 80’s Hollywood series: City Heat. City Heat – The Film City Heat is part of the long Hollywood buddy-cop movie tradition; the “half twist” here is one of the cops retired and is now a private eye. The other twist… Read More Furs in Film – City Heat (1984)

Furs in Film – Tin Pan Alley (1940)

The actual Tin Pan Alley is on its way to becoming some hi-rise. As a source of popular music from the late 19th and early 20th century, the alley’s history meant it eventually figured into the newborn film business. The one in the ’30s and ’40s, not the current one. Maybe it was the center… Read More Furs in Film – Tin Pan Alley (1940)