Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Art of the Movie Poster: A Triple-Feature from Director John Cromwell


dfordoom said...

I've never heard of Spitfire. The poster makes me almost want to see it although I'm not a Katharine Hepburn fan at all.

Cromwell did some great movies and some of his best are now all but forgotten, such as The Silver Cord. And also The Company She Keeps - you really can't lose when you team Jane Greer with Lizabeth Scott, especially if you like 1940s Hollywood women's melodramas with a touch of noir. OK, it was made in 1951, but to me it's very much a 40s movie.

And Caged is great fun - a women-in-prison movie that has something to offer both noir fans and exploitation fans.

Cromwell was one of those directors who seemed to specialise in "women's pictures" and always seemed to get good performances from his actresses.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks for the great comments D! I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts on Cromwell.