Taking place at the start of the talking picture era, Singin’ in the Rain will go down in cinema history as the best movie musical of all-time. The late 1920s was an interesting time for the motion picture business. Silent pictures were all the rave but things changed when Warner Brothers premiered The Jazz Singer. Producing a movie musical about this era in time is a genius move on Arthur Freed’s part. While many executives…"Singin’ in the Rain: The Best Movie Musical"
A Foreign Affair is a romantic comedy–albeit one that falls under the category of cynical–that takes place in post-World War II Berlin. Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) is a part of a committee investigating American troop morale after the war. Captain John Pringle (John Lund), a fellow Iowan) cynically woos her but he has his reasoning for doing so. He’s trying to cover up his affair with singer Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich). The…"A Foreign Affair: A Post-World War II Rom-Com"