Whatever its merits as entertainment, 1939's Confessions of a Nazi Spy is a social and historical landmark, the first time a major Hollywood studio pulled out all the stops in attacking the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazism.
Warner Brothers was noted for its emphasis on films that dealt with social problems. Each Dawn I Die is a prison film pairing James Cagney with tough guy George Raft – a man with intimate knowledge of underworld characters.
One of the first things you realize watching 1939’s Another Thin Man is that the mystery hardly matters. Watch it for the sophisticated humor and the superb banter between stars William Powell and Myrna Loy.