Movies from 1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)   4/54/54/54/54/5

102 mins     Action , Adventure , Romance      

It may be over 70 years old, the action may be fake and overly choreographed but still "The Adventures of Robin Hood" remains one of the best of a large number of Robin Hood movies. There is something about this old fashioned...


Algiers (1938)   4/54/54/54/54/5

96 mins     Drama, Mystery      

A few years ago I was having a chat with someone who bemoaned the recent trend for Hollywood remaking European movies just a few years after they came out yet it is something which has gone on for a long time and certainly no...

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby (1938)   5/55/55/55/55/5

102 mins     Comedy, Romance      

Considering when originally released back in 1938 it was a flop it's kind of ironic that now "Bringing Up Baby" is held in such high esteem as one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made. And to be honest it deserves the...


Carefree (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

83 mins     Comedy, Musical, Romance      

It's hard not to enjoy any of the movies which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in together; they were such a good team that even something weak could still entertain. And sadly for me "Carefree" is one of their weaker ...

The Feud Maker

The Feud Maker (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

55 mins     Western      

I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of Bob Steele westerns as often Steele would come across as a bit wooden but in "The Feud Maker" Steele seems more relaxed that he often came across. Oh there are times when he stands ...


Holiday (1938)   4/54/54/54/54/5

95 mins     Comedy, Romance      

It's quite sad that it takes a movie over 70 years old to put a smile on my face and keep it there from start to finish but that is the case of "Holiday" or "Free to Live" as it is also known. More remarkably is that "Holiday...

Knight of the Plains

Knight of the Plains (1938)   2/52/52/52/52/5

60 mins     Western      

The most interesting thing I can tell you about "Knight of the Plains" is that none other than Stan Laurel was the uncredited executive producer. Now how much Laurel actually had to do with the movie is a matter most likely l...

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

96 mins     Comedy, Crime, Mystery      

Hitchcock annoys me. Actually he doesn't but the people who go over board when watching his movies and go looking for hidden depth and meaning, it drives me crazy at the amount of over analysis which goes on when it came to w...

The Mad Miss Manton

The Mad Miss Manton (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

80 mins     Comedy, Crime, Mystery      

I heard someone once call "The Mad Miss Manton" screwball-noir, whilst technically that maybe a good term for it it is one I dislike. I say technically because here we have a murder story full of noirish mystery but the screw...

Mark of the Avenger

Mark of the Avenger (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

74 mins     Western      

Considering most b-movie westerns from the 30s were slim affairs I have to say that "Mark of the Avenger" which is also known as "The Mysterious Rider" has a bit more going on than normal. Not only do we have Ben returning ho...

Pals of the Saddle

Pals of the Saddle (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

55 mins     Western      

As a western "Pals of the Saddle" is nothing special, yes the story which sees chemical smuggling is a bit different but the whole good guy masquerading as one of the bad guys and ending up in prison is as routine as they com...

Paroled - To Die

Paroled - To Die (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

55 mins     Western      

"Paroled - To Die" ends up typical of so many of these Bob Steele westerns, not terrible but not exactly engaging either. Now some of that blame has to be put on Steele as for me he was never the most natural of actors, alway...

Phantom Ranger

Phantom Ranger (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

53 mins     Crime, Western      

I think "Phantom Ranger" is the first western I have come across which is actually set in the 1930s or at least that is when I presume it is set as we have mention of G-Men, we are taken to the Bureau of Investigation in Wash...

Red River Range

Red River Range (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

56 mins     Western      

I know I have watched at least one other western featuring The Three Mesquiteers but am confident that I haven't watched one where John Wayne was one of these heroes. But considering The Three Mesquiteers never had a set in s...

Room Service

Room Service (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

78 mins     Comedy      

Despite having seen clips from various Marx Brothers movies over the years I had never watched a whole movie till now when I watched "Room Service". Now there are those who know their Marx Brothers movies that will say "Room ...

The Saint in New York

The Saint in New York (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

69 mins     Crime, Mystery      

I have a strange recollection of watching reruns of Ian Ogilvy as The Saint and certainly remember Val Kilmer's "Mission: Impossible" take on the character in the unimaginatively titled "The Saint". But in truth the character...

Sex Madness

Sex Madness (1938)   2/52/52/52/52/5

57 mins     Drama      

Don't be fooled by the title as whilst "Sex Madness" is about sex it is not a movie full of sex scenes and nudity. Nope "Sex Madness" is basically a 1930s public health warning all about "social diseases" such as syphilis and...

The Singing Cowgirl

The Singing Cowgirl (1938)   2/52/52/52/52/5

59 mins     Western      

I have come across only one other movie featuring Dorothy Page which was also a western like this and I imagine I may have already said what I am about to. The only difference between "The Singing Cowgirl" and other westerns ...

Six-Shootin' Sheriff

Six-Shootin' Sheriff (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

59 mins     Western      

It takes about 15 minutes to get there but it does and we have Trigger being offered the position of Sheriff by a group of businessmen who are oblivious to the fact he has done time and was himself a leader of a gang of crimi...

The Utah Trail

The Utah Trail (1938)   3/53/53/53/53/5

56 mins     Western      

"The Utah Trail" is another one of those old b-movie westerns from the 1930's whose appeal now is to those with an interest in old western movies and seeing as many as possible. Watched as a form of entertainment it comes up ...

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