(If it can be difficult to remember who won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s downright mindbending trying to remember everything else it was up against. In An Honor To Be Nominated, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the movies the Oscar didn’t go to and trying to determine if they were robbed, if the Academy got it right, or if they should ever have been nominated in the first place.) [Read on here...]
This week’s Burnt Offerings include titles from Paramount returning to print courtesy of Warner Archive and a quartet of classics from 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives.
Let’s kick things off with the latest from the Warner Archive Collection.
WARNER ARCHIVE – NEW THIS WEEK
Going Hollywood (1933) – Marion Davies and Bing Crosby star in this musical from director Raoul Walsh. Crosby plays a radio crooner (quite a stretch, I realize) who goes to L.A. to make his movie debut. Davies is a schoolteacher with a crush who follows him, determined to win him over. Evidently restraining orders weren’t around back in 1933. [...]