Beyond the Classics is a recurring column in which Emily Kubincanek highlights lesser-known old movies and examines what makes them memorable.
This rediscovered Christmas movie has a fascinating history and is the perfect watch for this year’s turbulent holiday season.
John Garfield stars in this precursor to film noir, a tragic representation of the happy ending he never got to have.
This Universal horror movie from 1932 didn’t shy away from the violence of a mad scientist, making it the most realistic sci-fi movie of its time.
No ghosts or spirits inhabit the haunted house in this once lost Universal horror film. What is still alive is much scarier.
In one of Old Hollywood’s positive depictions of the working class, this screwball challenges the negative legacy of workers’ protest in movies made during and after the Depression.
This existential nonlinear Pre-Code melodrama has remained largely unseen, but the film is just as exciting to watch today as it was in 1933.