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Classic Movie Kisses

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Classic Movie Kisses Classic films offer us so many memorable moments. When asked recently what I thought some of the most unforgettable on-screen kisses were I naturally thought instantly of Gone With The Wind (1939) and countless other movies starring Clark Gable. Then I thought of these: Queen Christina (1933) – Greta Garbo in the title role kisses Countess Ebba (Elizabeth Young) full on the lips … of course this was a [...]

Some Like it Hot (1959)

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Some Like it Hot (1959) One of the best comedies ever? I don’t know you decide. It was directed by Billy Wilder of course and it does feature two cross dressing men (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) and a very sexy (redundant?) Marilyn Monroe. Lemmon & Curtis are two musicians who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre and have to change their appearance to stay alive. They join a troupe of performers (including Monroe) leaving on [...]

Desperate Journey (1942)

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Desperate Journey (1942) Don’t take this one too seriously just sit back and enjoy this World War II action adventure which features a great cast. Directed by Raoul Walsh this Arthur T. Horman original screenplay is about an Allied bomber which is hit by enemy fire that has to crash land behind enemy lines. Its crew led by Errol Flynn must then find their way back to friendly territory. Along the way they disrupt as many Axis operations as [...]

Bells of St. Mary’s The (1945)

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Bells of St. Mary’s The (1945) The multi-talented Leo McCarey produced directed and wrote this sequel to his delightful Going My Way (1944) for which he won three of his four Oscars; Dudley Nichols (The Informer (1935)) wrote the screenplay. This film received eight Oscar nominations including Best Director & Best Picture for McCarey Best Actress for Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight (1944)) and Best Actor for Bing Crosby who’d won for [...]

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The (1939)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The (1939) Produced by Joseph Mankiewicz and directed by Richard Thorpe with a screenplay by Hugo Butler that was based on the classic novel by Mark Twain this average adventure drama features Mickey Rooney in the title role. Huck lives with the widow Douglass (Elisabeth Risdon) and her sister Miss Watson (Clara Blandick); their Black slave Jim who’s a big part of the story is played by Rex Ingram. [...]

The Sidney Poitier Collection

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The Sidney Poitier Collection Edge of the City (1957) A Patch of Blue (1965) – full review! Something of Value (1957) – throughout most of Sidney Poitier’s career as an actor that primarily appeared in race relations dramas he played African-Americans whereas in this one he actually plays an African a Kenyan in fact named Kimani Wa Karanja. As children Peter (Rock Hudson) and Kimani grow up doing everything together. But as adults [...]

Singing Nun The (1966)

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Singing Nun The (1966) Loosely based on Soeur Sourire a Belgian nun who had a hit record the catchy Dominique (“Dominique a neek a neek”) this average biographical drama features Debbie Reynolds in the title role as Sister Ann who’s named her guitar Sister Adele. It was directed by Henry Koster (The Bishop’s Wife (1947)) and features a screenplay written by John Furia Jr. and Sally Benson (Anna and the King of Siam [...]

Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classics

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Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classics Little Caesar (1931) <-link to review | link to video clip -> Little Caesar The Public Enemy (1931) <-link to review | link to video clip -> The Public Enemy The Petrified Forest (1936) <-link to review | link to video clip -> The Petrified Forest White Heat (1949) <-link to review | link to video clip -> White Heat Public Enemies: The Golden Age Of The Gangster Film [...]

BUtterfield 8 (1960) – full review!

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BUtterfield 8 (1960) – full review! Directed by Daniel Mann with a screenplay by John Michael Hayes (Peyton Place (1957)) and Charles Schnee (The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)) this slightly above average if dated drama earned Elizabeth Taylor her first Best Actress Oscar on her fourth nomination. The film’s Color Cinematography was also nominated. She plays Gloria Wandrous a wanton girl with the titled message service that models [...]

Girl Said No The (1930)

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Girl Said No The (1930) … not to be confused with the 1937 film of the same name … Directed by Sam Wood with dialogue by Charles MacArthur this A.P. Younger story was adapted by Sarah Y. Mason into a below average romantic comedy that’s likely to offend men and women alike. It’s not only sexist in the worst way but lead actor William Haines’s character practically forces the object of his desire (played by Leila Hyams) [...]
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