100 New Code Films – #88. “On Borrowed Time” from 1939; A Life and Death Fantasy

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article. This is the series I publish most often, since I publish two articles in it in all but four weeks this year. These articles are reviews of American Breen Era (1934-1954) which I have seen for the first time during the week. … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #88. “On Borrowed Time” from 1939; A Life and Death Fantasy

Sisters, Mothers, and More: Feminine Familial Roles in Classic Films

June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Lauritz Melchior, Peter Lawford, and Jimmy Durante in Two Sisters from Boston (1946), playing traditional gender roles. One of the things we of PEPS love in entertainment is tradition. Many traditional role models and values are featured in classic films, especially Hollywood productions from 1934-1954, when the Motion Picture Production Code’s … Continue reading Sisters, Mothers, and More: Feminine Familial Roles in Classic Films