Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rawhide (1938) Review

Rawhide (1938)
Dir. Ray Taylor
Starring Lou Gehrig, Smith Ballew, Evalyn Knapp

Baseball star Lou Gehrig (playing himself) quits the game to live a quiet life working on his sister’s (Knapp) ranch in a town called Rawhide. Once there he discovers a protection racket preying on the local population, and he teams with a lawyer (Ballew) to take them down.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Whispering Smith

Whispering Smith
Dir. James Neilson
Starring: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall,  Donald Crisp

Luke "Whispering" Smith (Ladd) comes to town in order to investigate the large number of train wrecks that have been occurring in the area. After reuniting with old friend Murray Sinclair (Preston) and later learning that his friend is involved with Barney Rebstock (Crisp) the rancher that is suspected of causing the accidents, the stage is set of a final showdown between two old friends.