Edward Buzzell

  • Edward Buzzell – Fast Company (1938)

    1931-1940ComedyEdward BuzzellMysteryUSA

    Joel Sloane is a rare book dealer and part time detective. He finds stolen or lost rare books for the insurance companies and gets a reward for their return. But this is a little different. Otto Brockler, a rare book dealer with questionable ethics, has been murdered. The list of suspects is long.Read More »

  • Edward Buzzell – Virtue (1932)

    1931-1940ClassicsDramaEdward BuzzellUSA

    A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver–who first meet when she stiffs him for the fare–but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.Read More »

  • Edward Buzzell – At the Circus (1939)

    1931-1940ClassicsComedyEdward BuzzellUSA

    Jeff Wilson, the owner of a small circus, owes his partner Carter $10000. Before Jeff can pay, Carter lets his accomplices steal the money, so he can take over the circus. Antonio Pirelli and Punchy, who work at the circus, together with lawyer Loophole try to find the thief and get the money backRead More »

  • Edward Buzzell – Easy to Wed [+Extras] (1946)

    1941-1950Buster KeatonComedyEdward BuzzellRomanceUSA

    This is one of the few times at MGM Lucy was given a chance to exploit her full comedic range, and she goes at it with gusto. From the moment she makes her whirlwind entrance looking absolutely gorgeous in a white wedding gown, she commands the screen whenever the camera is on her. In fact, though the movie ostensibly “stars” Van Johnson and Esther Williams, the bland leads take a back seat to the lively pairing of Lucy and Keenan Wynn, as her somewhat morally corrupt boyfriend. Forget comparisons to “Libeled Lady”; “Easy to Wed” is of a different era, and much more slapsticky, and, as noted, Lucy is a gem whether getting drunk and playing the piano or evincing true pathos as a wronged woman. She has rarely been photographed more appealingly, either.Read More »

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