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Sea Wolf The (1941)

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Sea Wolf The (1941) Not unlike Charles Laughton’s Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Edward G. Robinson plays a maniacal sadistic Captain of a ship named the Ghost which has garnered quite a reputation. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca (1942)) this Jack London novel was adapted by Robert Rossen (All the King’s Men (1949)). This excellent drama features Special Effects which were nominated for an Academy Award. John [...]

Henry Goes Arizona (1939)

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Henry Goes Arizona (1939) Hank Conroy (Frank Morgan) is a vaudeville performer looking for work (from Theatrical Agent Cliff Clark uncredited) when he receives notice from his landlady to whom he owes back rent that his half brother has died and left him a ranch in Arizona. So Henry Goes to Arizona. On the bus ride to the desert community he is frightened by stories that his brother was murdered shot in the back. Jim Thorpe appears uncredited as [...]

Buddy Holly Story The (1978)

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Buddy Holly Story The (1978) This above average if fictionalized biopic earned Gary Busey (in the title role) his only Oscar recognition (to date) a Best Actor nomination. Joe Renzetti (who appears as a violinist) who received his only Academy recognition (so far) won the Oscar for his Score; he adapted Holly’s terrific leading edge (at the time) Rock n’ Roll music. The film’s Sound also received a nomination; it was also the [...]

November 2006 – Lucille Ball

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November 2006 – Lucille Ball Chatterbox (1936) – an all new full review! Don’t Tell the Wife (1937) – an all new full review! Dick Cavett: Ingmar Bergman – a TCM premiere! Fanny and Alexander (1982) – all new comments in TCM Picks The Omaha Trail (1942) – an all new full review! Sisters (1973) – a TCM premiere! Wild Oranges (1924) – a TCM premiere! Branded to Kill (1967) – a TCM premiere! [...]

Smiling Lieutenant The (1931)

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Smiling Lieutenant The (1931) An excellent Best Picture Oscar nominated film by director Ernst Lubitsch with Maurice Chevalier in the title role. Charles Ruggles plays Max who is in love with biergarten violinist Franzi played by Claudette Colbert. Unfortunately Max “introduces” his friend (Chevalier) to Franzi and loses her. Shortly thereafter the smiling Chevalier is winking at her while on duty as a visiting king and his daughter [...]

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. [...]

1951

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1951 1951 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture   An American in Paris (1951)   A Place in the Sun (1951)   A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)   Decision Before Dawn (1951)   Quo Vadis (1951)   Best Actor in a Leading Role   Humphrey Bogart The African Queen (1951)   Montgomery Clift A Place in the Sun (1951)   Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire [...]

Our Town (1940)

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Our Town (1940) Directed by Sam Wood (Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)) this Best Picture Oscar nominated drama is a pretty good adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s well known Pulitzer Prize winning play. Of course Wilder adapted it along with Frank Craven (who also appears in the film as the Stage Manager that narrates – speaking directly to the camera) and Harry Chandlee. It stars Martha Scott who received her only Academy Award recognition [...]

Racing Lady (1937)

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Racing Lady (1937) Directed by Wallace Fox with a screenplay by Dorothy Yost Thomas Lennon and Cortland Fitzsimmons that was based on “All Scarlet” by Damon Runyon and “Odds Are Even” by J. Robert Bren and Norman Houston this B programmer sports drama stars Ann Dvorak as a novice (and novelty) female racehorse trainer named Ruth Martin. Ruth’s father Tom (Harry Carey) taught her the business and she later becomes [...]

1940

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1940 1940 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture Rebecca (1940) All This and Heaven Too (1940) Foreign Correspondent (1940) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Great Dictator (1940) Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) The Letter (1940) The Long Voyage Home (1940) Our Town (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) Best Actor in a Leading Role James Stewart The Philadelphia Story (1940) [...]
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