of human hearts

DVD Review: Of Human Hearts (1938)

Roughly a decade before the Civil War, Reverend Ethan Wilkins (Walter Huston) accepts a position ministering to an isolated, poverty-stricken town in Ohio called Pine Hill. Though the townspeople had promised to pay Ethan an annual salary of $400, he is informed upon his arrival that they cannot afford to pay him that much, and…

the working man 1933

DVD Review: The Working Man (1933)

Once upon a time, two young men, John Reeves and Tom Hartland, worked together at a shoe factory and became friends, forming a partnership to make their own shoes. But when a woman came into the picture, their partnership dissolved; Hartland won the girl, and the two men established their own respective shoe companies. Years…

tin star

DVD Review: The Tin Star (1957)

A stranger rides into an isolated western town towing a lifeless body on another horse. The townspeople look upon him contemptuously, initially assuming that he’s committed murder. But the man introduces himself as Morgan Hickman (Henry Fonda), a bounty hunter who has arrived in town to claim his prize for tracking down the now-dead fugitive.…