100+ New Code Films – #24. “Mr. Lucky” from 1943; A Life-Changing Letter

Today is Friday, so it's time for this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. These articles have been the ones I've posted most frequently so far during 2021. In fact, I've hardly posted any other articles this year, besides occasional blogathon announcements. I hope to remedy that by posting more Breening Thursday and Code … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #24. “Mr. Lucky” from 1943; A Life-Changing Letter

The Faith in Films Blogathon is Here!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very sacred weekend for Judeo-Christian religions. In Judaism, the sacred feast of the Passover lasts until April 4, this Sunday. For Christians, today is Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter or Resurrection Day. In honor of these sacred occasions, the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is hosting a special blogathon … Continue reading The Faith in Films Blogathon is Here!

Announcing The Mystery Character Blogathon!

Young Barbara Stanwyck is curious. Do you like movies which have a central unseen character? Perhaps one of the most famous film of this category is Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), whose title character dies before the film begins. However, her presence haunts the whole plot. There are other unseen title characters, like Edward, My Son … Continue reading Announcing The Mystery Character Blogathon!

100+ New Code Films – #21. “Up Goes Maisie” from 1946; Maisie, the Irish Riveter

Today is Sunday, so it's time for this week's second 100+ New Code Films article. Every week this year, I plan to publish two reviews of American Breen Era (1934-1954) films I have watched for the first time during the week. Many people complain about Amazon's monopoly on supply and how it is hurting small … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #21. “Up Goes Maisie” from 1946; Maisie, the Irish Riveter

Announcing The Faith in Films Blogathon!

Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby in The Bells of St. Mary's, 1945's top earning film. Ladies and gentlemen, I promised you a new blogathon announcement this week, so now is the time to make good. Keeping with our planned schedule of hosting one blogathon each month, allow us to announce our April blogathon, The Faith … Continue reading Announcing The Faith in Films Blogathon!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day: “Little Nellie Kelly” and a Radio Show

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today is the first day in our Luck o' the Irish Blogathon, which will last through the end of the week. I plan to post a review of an Irish-themed movie later in the week. However, in the meantime, I want to let you know about a few non-PEPS activities which … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day: “Little Nellie Kelly” and a Radio Show

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Luck o’ the Irish Blogathon is Here!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The top o' the mornin' to you, lads and lassies! St. Patrick's Day has finally arrived! It has brought not only leprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold but our blogathon dedicated to all things Irish in Hollywood, The Luck o' the Irish Blogathon! June Haver Today through the end of this … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Luck o’ the Irish Blogathon is Here!

100+ New Code Films – #14. “Captain Blood” from 1935; A First Pirate Film

Today is Friday, so it's time for this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. We are now in the final week of February, the ninth week of 2021. As spring approaches here in Southern California, I'm continuing to publish articles in my semi-weekly series. Other writing commitments and endeavors have prevented me from posting … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #14. “Captain Blood” from 1935; A First Pirate Film

100+ New Code Films – #13. “Quality Street” from 1937; The Real Regency

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. My frequent readers will remember last year's semi-weekly series, 100 New Code Films. As the title of my 2021 series implies, this year I'm "upping the ante" by not limiting myself to watching and reviewing two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films for … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #13. “Quality Street” from 1937; The Real Regency

Elwood P. Dowd and Nurse Kelly from “Harvey” (1950); Love Finds An Eccentric, a Nurse, A Psychiatrist, and a Pooka

Is finally winning the heart of a person you have admired from afar for years always the ideal happy ending? Harvey (1950) makes us wonder in a barely-developed subplot. Before I explore this theme of hinted romance, let's discuss the purpose for this character study here at PEPS, where we usually publish simpler film reviews. … Continue reading Elwood P. Dowd and Nurse Kelly from “Harvey” (1950); Love Finds An Eccentric, a Nurse, A Psychiatrist, and a Pooka