Tuesday, November 19, 2013
"This is My Affair" starring Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Taylor
"This Is My Affair" (1937), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor, was originally intended to be about the McKinley assassination; then the career of the detective Allan Pinkerton; and then the sinking of the Maine. It ended up a romantic secret agent saga called The McKinley Case from a story by Melville Crossman, a.k.a. Darryl F. Zanuck, set at the turn of the century in the midwestern United States. Zanuck used it to write a story about the young nation’s stability being threatened by a gang of bank robbers, about President McKinley enlisting the help of a young naval officer (Taylor) in a secret mission to find the robbers, with those in government believed to be involved. Barbara was the nightclub singer implicated in the plot.