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October 2004 – archive

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

October 2004 – archive Friday October 1 – Dick Foran (The Singing Cowboy) Day plus these fine films: 10:00 PM Casablanca (1942) – "Here’s looking at you kid" – what can one say about the film proclaimed to be the best film ever? Of course the cast is outstanding! Humphrey Bogart Ingrid Bergman Paul Henreid Claude Rains Conrad Veidt Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. Actually should have competed with [...]

Roberta (1935)

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Roberta (1935) Pretty good Fred (Astaire) & Ginger (Rogers) film featuring Randolph Scott and Irene Dunne as its romantic leads. Directed by William Seiter this comedy Musical includes the Oscar nominated song “Lovely to Look at” though I think the highlight is Dunne’s singing of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. Helen Westley is a businesswoman in Paris who also happens to be Scott’s aunt; Dunne’s [...]

A Date with the Falcon (1941)

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A Date with the Falcon (1941) The second film in the Falcon series In this film the Falcon (George Sanders) is about to travel on a trip to be married to his fiance Helen (Wendy Barrie) a woman who has finally "caught" him. James Gleason plays the police inspector Edward Gargan is his detective and Allen Jenkins is Goldy (perfect for this type of role and Sanders’ sidekick in all but his last in the series). Helen is naturally [...]

Two for the Road (1967)

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Two for the Road (1967) If you haven’t been married for a dozen years or more you may want to move on … otherwise I think you’ll find this film to be: An insightful look at marriage told in a nonlinear way as a road picture (the couple is always traveling) by director-producer Stanley Donen and featuring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. This (comedy romance) drama is a series of vignettes brilliantly edited together [...]

Divorcee The (1930)

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Divorcee The (1930) Directed by Robert Z. Leonard with dialogue and continuity provided by John Meehan this above average drama features Norma Shearer’s Oscar winning Best Actress performance. The film director Leonard and writer Meehan were also nominated. Even though its pre-morality code storyline is dated it’s still a worthwhile film today dealing with the hypocrisy of men who have affairs and expect to be accepted back into the marriage [...]

The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)

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The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) The eleventh film in the Falcon series Some familiar actors return to the series in this one though not in recurring roles. Edward Brophy (who appeared in the first Falcon film as a detective and is a fairly recognizable character actor in his own right) plays Goldie and Rita Corday appears in her fifth (out of six total) film in the series though never as the same character. And missing from this film are the [...]

Whistling in the Dark (1941)

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Whistling in the Dark (1941) Directed by S. Sylvan Simon with a screenplay written in part by Albert Mannheimer (producer Simon and screenwriter Mannheimer would later collaborate and receive Oscar nominations for Born Yesterday (1950)) this typical Red Skelton comedy adds elements of mystery to entertain. Skelton plays Wally Benton a radio broadcaster whose program ‘The Fox’ features himself in the title role as a crime solver that [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A visually stunning film told in several distinct yet interconnected parts with an excellent score … though the world didn’t turn out quite like this at least not yet;-) Keir Dullea in his career role as Dr. Dave Bowman and Gary Lockwood as Dr. Frank Poole travel into deep space to Jupiter in order to explore the origin of a strange black monolith (the object which connects the film’s story-lines) [...]

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 [...]
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