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To Each His Own (1946)

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To Each His Own (1946) A marvelous sentimental (and now dated) story about a woman that reluctantly gives up her out-of-wedlock baby her unsuccessful quest to get him back and more than two decade effort to remain at least somewhat connected to his life. Olivia de Havilland won her first Academy Award for Best Actress and its producer writer Charles Brackett received an Oscar nomination for his original story. It was directed by Mitchell Leisen [...]

Barkleys of Broadway The (1949)

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Barkleys of Broadway The (1949) Because of Judy Garland’s various problems Fred & Ginger made one more film together 10 years after their last (The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)) and their only in Technicolor earning Cinematography Harry Stradling Sr. his (first for Color) third (of fourteen) Oscar nomination(s). Ironically its story is about a (married) song & dance team that split because the woman (Rogers) feeling [...]

September 2006 – William Holden

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September 2006 – William Holden The Mouse That Roared (1959) – a TCM premiere! The Conformist (1970) aka Il Conformista (1970) – an all new capsule review! Married Bachelor (1941) – an all new full review! Tender Mercies (1983) – an all new capsule review! Breaker Morant (1980) – all new comments in TCM Picks Beyond the Rocks (1922) – all new comments in TCM Picks Peeping Tom (1960) – an all new [...]

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

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To Be or Not to Be (1942) An hilarious satire produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch from the story by Melchior Lengyel (Ninotchka (1939)). Jack Benny and Carole Lombard (her last film) star as the leaders of a Polish acting troupe that works to foil the Nazis during World War II in occupied Warsaw. The actors themselves are of the over-the-top variety so part of the comedy is in the portrayal of the Nazis as buffoons who can be fooled by such [...]

classic HOLIDAY DVD Collection Volume 2

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classic HOLIDAY DVD Collection Volume 2 All Mine to Give (1957) – based on the true story of the Eunsons a family of Scottish immigrant pioneers who settled in Wisconsin in the 1850s this tear-jerking family drama was directed by Allen Reisner (his first such effort) from the screenplay by Dale Eunson and his wife Katherine Albert Eunson. Glynis Johns and Cameron Mitchell play the couple from Scotland that finds their way to Wisconsin only [...]

Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary

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Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary Purchase this Blu-ray Collection at Mean Streets (1973) – Crude rude and socially unacceptable this early film by director Martin Scorsese who adapted his own story with Mardik Martin follows Harvey Keitel as Charlie a small time hood debt collector in the Little Italy section of New York City. Robert De Niro plays his out-of-control violent friend named Johnny Boy. Also seen in the [...]

Elmer Gantry (1960)

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Elmer Gantry (1960) Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones (Supporting) won Oscars for their acting in this powerful (also nominated) film starring Jean Simmons about religious sham artists or not. Arthur Kennedy and Dean Jagger also star. Director Richard Brooks won a Best Writing Oscar; Andre Previn’s (Gigi (1958) among others) Score was nominated. Purchase this DVD now [...]

Palm Beach Story The (1942)

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Palm Beach Story The (1942) Joel McCrea is a poor struggling architect who’s trying to find an investor for his futuristic airport concept. His beautiful wife (Claudette Colbert) who is fed up with his lack of success suggests that they’d be better off separating until he does better. Though he doesn’t agree she leaves him the next morning while he’s recovering from a hangover. Exploiting her assets she boards a train full of [...]

Tomorrow is Forever (1946) – full review!

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Tomorrow is Forever (1946) – full review! Directed by Irving Pichel based on Gwen Bristow’s story with a Lenore J. Coffee (Four Daughters (1938)) screenplay this heart tugging drama stars Claudette Colbert Orson Welles (who gives the film’s best a most credible acting performance) George Brent Lucile Watson Richard Long Natalie Wood and Ian Wolfe among others. It’s November 11 1918 and “the Great War” has just [...]

The Apartment (1960)

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The Apartment (1960) Corporate ladder climbing is just one of the story lines in this second (of seven) successful pairing(s) of Director Wilder and Lead Actor Jack Lemmon (Oscar nominated). Wilder took home three Oscars (Best Picture Best Director Best Writing – Screenplay) which may have been an attempt by Academy voters to fix their gaffe the previous year when these two were first paired in Some Like It Hot (1959) which wasn’t [...]
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