Dead End (1937)

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Dead End (1937) A very entertaining film with a very good cast which also includes "The Dead End kids" who later morphed into "the Bowery Boys" appearing in their first film. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by William Wyler who received an Oscar nomination it was filmed by noted cinematographer Gregg Toland (also nominated) and art director Richard Day (ditto). Lillian Hellman wrote the screenplay. An excellent [...]

Smilin’ Through (1932)

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Smilin’ Through (1932) Directed by Sidney Franklin who later produced the Oscar winning Mrs. Miniver (1942) this film was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. It’s a story of redemption and/or about forgiveness told partially through flashbacks this film stars Leslie Howard as an old English gentleman who recalls wistfully his long lost love Moonyeen (Norma Shearer). He is a wealthy man and there is a place on his estate where [...]

Two Weeks With Love (1950) – full review!

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Two Weeks With Love (1950) – full review! Directed by Roy Rowland with a screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley and John Larkin (his last; his story too) and subdued choreography from Busby Berkeley this average musical romance comedy set just after the turn of the (twentieth) century features the unforgettable “Aba Daba Honeymoon” song performed by lead supporting players Carleton Carpenter and Debbie Reynolds. The film’s leads [...]

Bette Davis Collection – Volume Three

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Bette Davis Collection – Volume Three The Old Maid (1939) All This and Heaven Too (1940) The Great Lie (1941) In This Our Life (1942) Watch on the Rhine (1943) Deception (1946) – if A Stolen Life (1946) doesn’t serve as the end point of Bette Davis’s 10+ year run of unsurpassed greatness of films then this ill-named drama certainly does. Not that Ms. Davis isn’t terrific in it especially as she matches talents with [...]

Suddenly (1954)

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Suddenly (1954) Directed by Lewis Allen and written by Richard Sale this above average political thriller stars Frank Sinatra as the would-be assassin and leader of a gang who plans to kill the President of the United States. Years before Sinatra acquaintance JFK was assassinated Sinatra was reported to have had this film withdrawn from circulation after November 22 1963. Sterling Hayden is the Sheriff in Suddenly CA who’s told by the [...]

Our Very Own (1950)

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Our Very Own (1950) Four years before Jane Wyatt was to settle in as the perfect mother next to Robert Young’s title character in the TV series “Father Knows Best” she played an unbelievably understanding one in this drama produced by Samuel Goldwyn directed by David Miller and written by F. Hugh Herbert. The film received an Academy Award nomination for its Sound Recording. Fred Macauley (Donald Cook) and his wife Lois (Wyatt) [...]

Keeping Company (1940)

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Keeping Company (1940) Directed by S. Sylvan Simon (who produced Born Yesterday (1950)) this dated Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane (1941)) story whose screenplay was co-written by Adrian Scott (Crossfire (1947)) is a comedy-drama about married life as told through a family of two parents with daughters their eldest first getting engaged then marrying and having to deal with conflict for the first time in her relationship with her [...]

Mouthpiece The (1932)

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Mouthpiece The (1932) Directed by James Flood & Elliott Nugent with a screenplay by Joseph Jackson (Smart Money (1931)) this excellent drama features a terrific performance by the great Warren William in the title role. Terrific support is provided by Aline MacMahon (Dragon Seed (1944)) Ralph Ince and Guy Kibbee (Berton Churchill plays a Judge uncredited) among others. The story is about an assistant District Attorney Vince Day (William) [...]

April 2005 – Errol Flynn

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April 2005 – Errol Flynn Friday April 1 – April Fools 6:00 AM MGM’s Big Parade Of Comedy (1964) – I’ve not seen this but it promises to be fun. It features clips from MGM films which highlight funny scenes & dozens of (comic) stars A selection of Laurel & Hardy films including: 7:30 AM Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) – a TCM premiere! 8:45 AM The Devil’s Brother (1933) – a 3 star film! 10:15 AM [...]
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