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1937

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

1937 1937 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture The Life of Emile Zola (1937) The Awful Truth (1937) Captains Courageous (1937) Dead End (1937) The Good Earth (1937) In Old Chicago (1937) Lost Horizon (1937) One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) Stage Door (1937) A Star Is Born (1937) Best Actor in a Leading Role Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous (1937) Charles Boyer Conquest (1937) Paul Muni [...]

Drowning Pool The (1975)

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Drowning Pool The (1975) The title actually describes a rather inventive action sequence late in this mystery thriller which provides Paul Newman an opportunity to reprise his slick sardonic (Harper (1968)) private detective persona. This one was directed by Stuart Rosenberg; Tracy Keenan Wynn Lorenzo Semple Jr. and Walter Hill wrote their screenplay using Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer protagonist. Harper travels to New Orleans to assist an [...]

Haunted Spooks (1920)

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Haunted Spooks (1920) Besides the title being a double entendre racial slur there are offensive Black stereotypes portrayed within this otherwise pretty entertaining Harold Lloyd silent short. His character is distraught and suicidal after losing the girl: he tries to shoot himself but the gun he finds turns out to be a water pistol; he tries to drown himself but the lake ends up being too shallow; he finds a deeper section of the lake but lands [...]

Streetcar Named Desire A (1951)

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Streetcar Named Desire A (1951) Brando’s pleading wail “Stella! Hey Stella!” (#45 of AFI’s 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list) is just one of the many great lines in this essential Tennessee Williams drama; another is Vivien Leigh’s “I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers” (#75 on AFI’s 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list). Directed by Elia Kazan (Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)) Williams’s [...]

Garden of Allah The (1936)

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Garden of Allah The (1936) David O. Selznick produced this (early) Technicolor version of this previously filmed Robert Hichens novel; it was directed by Richard Boleslawski and features a screenplay by W.P. Lipscomb and Lynn Riggs. The romance drama stars Marlene Dietrich as the heiress who’s spent her life caring for her dying father and decides to travel to the deserts of North Africa upon his death. Once there she meets Charles [...]

Shop on Main Street The (1965) – full review!

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Shop on Main Street The (1965) – full review! aka Obchod na korze (1965) This World War II drama from Czechoslovakia won the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award; additionally lead Ida Kaminska was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. It was directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos; both are credited with adapting the story by Ladislav Grosman. Unlike a lot of foreign language dramas the subtitles are non-obtrusive: easy to read without [...]

Sailor Beware (1952)

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Sailor Beware (1952) Directed by Hal Walker (Souls at Sea (1937)) adapted by Elwood Ullman (High Society (1955)) with a screenplay by James Allardice & Martin Rackin this (Dean) Martin & (Jerry) Lewis comedy is one gag after another incorporating many of the duo’s stage routines into this remake of The Fleet’s In. So if you like their stuff you’ll love this film; if you don’t you may still be adequately [...]

Hasty Heart The (1949) – full review!

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Hasty Heart The (1949) – full review! Directed by Vincent Sherman with a screenplay by Ranald MacDougall (Mildred Pierce (1945)) that was based on the play by John Patrick (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)) this slightly above average drama features the Academy Award nominated Best Actor performance by Richard Todd (his only) and what has to be one of best performances ever given by actor Ronald Reagan as well. Patricia Neal in only [...]

Johnny Eager (1942)

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Johnny Eager (1942) This crime drama which earned Van Heflin the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (on his only Oscar nomination) is actually quite confusing and silly. Most of the rest of the acting is sub-par or over-the-top and even Heflin’s statuette seems to have been earned on fake tears alone. Sure he plays a likable literate drunkard and gets to deliver some pretty good lines (the film’s only?) but his character seems to [...]

1943

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1943 1943 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture Casablanca (1942) For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Heaven Can Wait (1943) The Human Comedy (1943) In Which We Serve (1942) Madame Curie (1943) The More the Merrier (1943) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) The Song of Bernadette (1943) Watch on the Rhine (1943) Best Actor in a Leading Role Paul Lukas Watch on the Rhine (1943) Humphrey Bogart Casablanca [...]
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