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Cowboy and the Lady The (1938)

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Cowboy and the Lady The (1938) Produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by H.C. Potter with a story by Leo McCarey & Frank Adams and contributions from several other writers including S.N. Behrman & Sonya Levien (State Fair (1933)) who received the screenplay credits this average romantic comedy won an Academy Award for its Sound; its title song and Score were Oscar nominated. According to Goldwyn biographer A. Scott Berg McCarey told a [...]

Bombshell (1933)

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Bombshell (1933) An essential inside Hollywood comedy about a film star (Jean Harlow) her meddling agent (well played by Lee Tracy) and all the other leaches (including her family – Dad played by Frank Morgan) who live off her. Pat O’Brien plays her director where they are supposedly filming scenes from Red Dust (1932). Recently divorced he has a love hate relationship with her. But it’s Tracy’s agent character that [...]

Unknown The (1927)

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Unknown The (1927) A Tod Browning directed Lon Chaney silent classic! In this horror drama Chaney plays a criminal who hides his identity by wrapping up his arms such that he appears as an armless man attraction in a traveling circus. He has a helper (John George) the only other one who knows the truth that helps him wrap and unwrap his arms. But he can feed himself and throw knives his act with his feet! He falls in love with his assistant [...]

Outlaw Josey Wales The (1976)

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Outlaw Josey Wales The (1976) This is one of my favorite Clint Eastwood films and he directed himself in the title role. It has one of the best stories and features some of the best action sequences IMO of any of his Westerns. It’s musical Score was Oscar nominated. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1996. After the Civil War having served an honorable man Fletcher (John Vernon) that was tricked by higher authorities Clint (the [...]

Fortune Cookie The (1966)

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Fortune Cookie The (1966) This above average comedy marked the first of many successful pairings of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It was written by its director Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment (1960)). Whereas Matthau won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (on his first of three Oscar nominations; the other two were for Best Actor) Wilder & Diamond’s Story & Screenplay (written directly for the screen) [...]

Old Acquaintance (1943)

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Old Acquaintance (1943) Bette Davis is a serious literary writer who’s enjoyed mild success. She returns to her hometown to visit her childhood friend played by Miriam Hopkins who’s married to John Loder. Hopkins’s character yearns for a life of her own outside of the trappings of her husband and daughter and is inspired by her friend’s visit to try and get her trashy romance novel published. Davis helps her out and of [...]

Come Back Little Sheba (1952)

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Come Back Little Sheba (1952) I highly recommend you see Shirley Booth’s Oscar winning performance (in her screen debut!) if you haven’t with Terry Moore (also nominated). Have your hankies ready though for this screen adaptation of William Inge’s (Splendor in the Grass (1961)) play. It’s a sad story of a lonely woman married to an alcoholic (Burt Lancaster) that takes on a young attractive boarder (Moore). The older [...]

I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

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I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955) Directed by Daniel Mann with a screenplay by Helen Deutsch (Lili (1953)) and Jay Richard Kennedy this slightly above average biographical drama about the rise and fall (& recovery) of singer-actress Lillian Roth earned Susan Hayward who sings her fourth unrewarded Best Actress Oscar nomination (she would win on her fifth & last nomination for I Want to Live! (1958)). Based on an autobiography co-written by [...]

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 [...]

Little Caesar (1931)

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Little Caesar (1931) This Mervyn LeRoy film starring Edward G. Robinson in the title role received an Oscar nomination for Adapted Writing and was added to the National Film Registry in 2000. It features the "100 Years at the Movies" scene (shown frequently on TCM) in which gangster Robinson asks "Mother of mercy is this the end of Rico?" (#73 on AFI’s 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list). Robinson’s Caesar Enrico Bandello [...]
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