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Bachelor in Paradise (1961) – full review!

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bachelor in Paradise (1961) – full review! Although this Bob Hope-Lana Turner sex farce comedy will remind many viewers of 1960’s era (now syndicated) sitcoms – it features scenes that became staples of such like grocery store accidents (“cleanup on aisle 13!”) laundry machines so filled with soap that they overflow with bubbles and food burning in the oven – one has to remember that this may have been the [...]

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 [...]

Omaha Trail The (1942)

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Omaha Trail The (1942) Directed by Edward Buzzell writing credits for Hugo Butler (Edison the Man (1940)) & Jesse Lasky Jr. story. This average Western features several familiar faces a couple of songs and a typical “circle the wagons” to fend off the Indians sequence during which the white men can’t miss whereas the natives (with the advantage of cover) can’t shoot fish in a barrel. In the days before railroads [...]

Tennis and Film

August 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Tennis and Film Besides watching (& writing about) classic movies one of my other passions is playing (or watching) tennis! The most recent movie about tennis stars Kirsten Dunst & Paul Bettany and is called Wimbledon (2004). It’s a competent story with plenty of court action; that this movie was even made is remarkable because films about tennis are rare. In fact there are only these few that include ANY tennis at all though [...]

All Fall Down (1962)

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All Fall Down (1962) Directed by John Frankenheimer this William Inge (Splendor in the Grass (1961)) screenplay about relationships in a dysfunctional family features a pretty good cast: Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront (1954)) Karl Malden (A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)) Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate (1962)) Brandon De Wilde (Shane (1953)) and Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde (1967)). While it may serve as a parable about how NOT [...]

Holiday (1938)

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Holiday (1938) An entertaining comedy that makes you think directed by George Cukor and starring Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay was written by David Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story (1940)) and Sidney Buchman (Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)). Self made man Johnny Case (Grant) is about to marry Julia Seton (Doris Nolan) but then learns that she is rich. He proceeds to meet her sister Linda (Hepburn) father (Henry Kolker) [...]

Pal Joey (1957) – full review!

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Pal Joey (1957) – full review! Originally intended for Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth back in the 1940’s this sanitized version of the more risqué stage Musical romance drama was finally brought to the screen starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak (see her in San Francisco settings just before she would appear in Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958)) with Hayworth playing the older woman in the love triangle instead. It features three great [...]

Dances With Wolves (1990)

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Dances With Wolves (1990) A very good film about the vanishing West and Native American life (so good it’s hard to believe that Kevin Costner produced and directed it; his first one too). Costner received his only Academy Award nominations to-date for this film losing only the Best Actor award (to Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune (1990) the only time he’s ever been nominated as well). The film won five other Oscars including [...]

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Anybody who hasn’t seen this needs to do so. Part of film history (the story that is) and not just for the famous scene with Gene Kelly actually singing in the rain. Great performances by Debbie Reynolds Donald O’Connor and especially Jean Hagen (nominated for Best Actress by the Academy) are also included in this classic by director Stanley Donen. Dancers Cyd Charisse & Rita Moreno (very [...]

Green Pastures The (1936)

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Green Pastures The (1936) Directed by Marc Connelly (based on his play) and William Keighley this all-Black cast biblical drama includes musical accompaniment by the Hall Johnson Choir. As told to some rural Black Sunday School children (George Reed’s character) several stories of the Old Testament Bible are creatively recreated and somewhat contemporarily realized in flashback sequences. Rex Ingram plays three characters: De Lawd (God) [...]
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