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Penthouse (1933)

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Penthouse (1933) An essential comedy mystery drama from director W.S. Van Dyke this film features a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Warner Baxter is a wealthy man about town who is also a successful lawyer. One that has just helped secure an innocent verdict for a known criminal played by Nat Pendleton. Pendleton is so thankful he offers Baxter a bonus and a place in his organization. Baxter declines because although he knew [...]

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) This remake by director Alfred Hitchcock of his 1934 film employs James Stewart Doris Day Bernard Miles Brenda de Banzie Daniel Gélin as Louis Bernard Alan Mowbray and Reggie Maldar (playing the Peter Lorre character from the first) among others. Stewart and Day are "married with child" (Hank played by Christopher Olsen) learn a secret on vacation causing Hank to be kidnapped. The many memorable scenes [...]

January 2006 – Robert Montgomery

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January 2006 – Robert Montgomery Sunday January 1 – Sinbads – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 6:15 AM The Clock (1945) – an above average film about a G.I. (Robert Walker) who’s got a two day leave in New York and falls in love with a young woman (Judy Garland). James Gleason plays a milkman who enables their romance by driving them around. Gleason’s real wife Lucile plays his wife in the film. Keenan Wynn also appears. [...]

Adventures of Mark Twain The (1944)

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Adventures of Mark Twain The (1944) Directed by Irving Rapper with additional dialogue provided by Harry Chandlee (Sergeant York (1941)) this Harold M. Sherman play co-adapted with Alan Le May stars Fredric March in the title role. It’s an above average fictionalized biography of the famed author & humorist from his humble beginnings in Hannibal Missouri to his final worldwide speaking tour. The cast includes Alexis Smith Donald Crisp [...]

Kitty Foyle (1940)

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Kitty Foyle (1940) Ginger Rogers’ Oscar winning performance (on her only nomination) of a “modern” working woman one who falls for a wealthy man (Dennis Morgan) from the “other side of the tracks” whose family isn’t too keen on the idea. His mother is played by Gladys Cooper. It’s really a much longer story than all that following Kitty through her humble beginnings at age 15 to a “grown-up” [...]

Miracle in the Rain (1956) – full review!

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Miracle in the Rain (1956) – full review! It’s a sappy dated sexless romance drama with a fantasy element set during World War II that features a credible performance by Jane Wyman (The Blue Veil (1951)) a typical squeaky clean all-American soldier character from Van Johnson and an adequate supporting cast that includes Fred Clark Eileen Heckart Josephine Hutchinson William Gargan (his last film) Paul Picerni as a Catholic priest and [...]

Boys Town (1938)

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Boys Town (1938) Spencer Tracy’s Oscar winning portrayal of Father Flanagan (AFI’s #42 hero) a real person who created an educational community for wayward boys like Mickey Rooney’s character (in the film). The film and its director Norman Taurog (Skippy (1931)) were Oscar nominated as was John Meehan’s (The Divorcee (1930)) & Dore Schary’s Screenplay. It won Eleanore Griffin and Schary their only Oscars for [...]

Southern Yankee A (1948)

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Southern Yankee A (1948) Directed by Edward Sedgwick this Melvin Frank & Norman Panama (Road to Utopia (1946)) story with screenplay by Harry Tugend and stunts written by Buster Keaton features the comedic talents of Red Skelton. Aubrey Filmore (Skelton) is a goofy bumbling hotel bellboy in St. Louis 1865 who desperately wants to join the Union Army. He continuously pesters the head of the Union secret service Colonel Baker (Art Baker) to no [...]

Member of the Wedding The (1952)

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Member of the Wedding The (1952) This unusual coming of age drama features the screen debuts of Julie Harris in the title role and Brandon De Wilde. Playing 12 year old Frankie Addams the 27 year old Harris received a Best Actress Oscar nomination (her only recognition from the Academy to date). It was produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Fred Zinnemann their third and last collaboration following The Men (1950) – Marlon [...]

Disraeli (1929)

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Disraeli (1929) An historical film (though fictionalized) about the great diplomat (George Arliss in his Oscar winning performance & sound film debut) who as Prime Minister of Great Britain outmaneuvered the Russians to purchase the Suez Canal. In order to do this he tricks a spy (Doris Lloyd) but still finds time to play cupid for two young people he adores played by Joan Bennett and Anthony Bushell. Arliss’ real wife Florence plays [...]
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