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High Society (1956)

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High Society (1956) Directed by Charles Walters (Lili (1953)) with a screenplay by John Patrick (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)) that was based on Philip Barry’s play this Musical remake of Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn‘s last pairing (The Philadelphia Story (1940)) features Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly as the formerly married couple Dexter Haven & Tracy Lord. Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm play reporters Mike Connor [...]

The Best of Bogart Collection

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The Best of Bogart Collection Purchase this Blu-ray Collection at The Maltese Falcon (1941) Casablanca (1942) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The African Queen (1951) Purchase this Blu-ray Collection [...]

Raisin in the Sun A (1961)

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Raisin in the Sun A (1961) Lorraine Hansberry’s Broadway play received a Tony nomination as did lead actress Claudia McNeil. Hansberry wrote the screenplay for this Daniel Petrie directed movie version that stars Sidney Poitier opposite McNeil Ruby Dee and more. It’s an essential drama that also features Louis Gossett’s film debut; Roy Glenn is among those who also appear. The film was added to the National Film Registry in [...]

Prairie Law (1940)

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Prairie Law (1940) Directed by David Howard writing credits include: Bernard McConville (story) and Doris Schroeder & Arthur V. Jones (screenplay). This below average B Western is about the unique justice of the wild West including water rights the conflicts between farmers and cowmen a crooked judge and (of course) a hero. Brill Austin (George O’Brien) is a rancher who freely offers his springs’ water to the new settlers even though [...]

Lavender Hill Mob The (1951)

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Lavender Hill Mob The (1951) This is a very amusing film a comedy sometimes shown on TCM and not to be missed! Alec Guinness stars as a humble bank clerk who plans to retire well by stealing a truck full of gold bullion from his employer. He engages a cast of characters including Stanley Holloway to assist him in his exploits. It won an Academy Award for for Best Story in 1953 (for 1952). Audrey Hepburn is in the opening scene. This was [...]

Rain Man (1988)

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Rain Man (1988) An Academy Award Best Picture buddy film: one is a selfish yuppie the other is his institutionalized savant brother featuring an unforgettable performance from Best Actor Dustin Hoffman (one of his two Oscars the other was earned in 1979’s Best Picture). Lots of hilarious interplay in this one. Director Barry Levinson won his only Oscar (to date) as did the Original Screenplay. #63 on AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies [...]

David Copperfield (1935)

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David Copperfield (1935) aka The Personal History Adventures Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935) A terrific telling of Charles Dickens’s classic tale featuring an all star cast! The film follows the trials and tribulations of the title character beginning as a boy (Freddie Bartholomew) whose father dies and mother (Elizabeth Allan) remarries the strict Mr. Murdstone (Basil Rathbone). Though he lives briefly [...]

Quiet Man The (1952)

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Quiet Man The (1952) John Ford won his fourth and last Best Director Oscar (the film also won for its Color Cinematography) for this another successful pairing of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara whose famous face slapping attempt is featured in TCM & Chuck Workman’s 100 Years at the Movies (1994) short. She broke her hand when Wayne blocked her blow and had to act in the rest of the movie without a cast! This part comedy part [...]

Criminal Lawyer (1937)

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Criminal Lawyer (1937) If you don’t count yourself among Lee Tracy’s fans (like I do) I’m not sure you’ll get a whole lot out of this remake of John Barrymore’s State’s Attorney (1932) unless you’re looking for a pretty good introduction to the ‘s work. Directed by Christy Cabanne with a screenplay by G.V. Atwater & Thomas Lennon that was based on the Louis Stevens story “Gentlemen of New [...]

1945

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1945 1945 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture The Lost Weekend (1945) Anchors Aweigh (1945) The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945) Spellbound (1945) Best Actor in a Leading Role Ray Milland The Lost Weekend (1945) Gene Kelly Anchors Aweigh (1945) Bing Crosby The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) Gregory Peck The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Cornel Wilde A Song to Remember [...]
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