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Adam’s Rib (1949)

**This post is written as part of The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. Click here to read the work of other participants.** Long-time readers of Journeys in Classic Film know how I feel about positive portrayals of femininity in cinema and how difficult that can be when discussed films created during the 1930s-1960s (and while it’s…

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The Unfinished Dance (1947)

After my interview with Technicolor specialist Robert Hoffman and in honor of this weekend’s Dance Media Festival, I decided a review of The Unfinished Dance (screening at the festival this weekend) was warranted. And, honestly, I have no one to blame but myself for not watching this earlier, considering it stars my favorite child actress,…

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Honeymoon (1947)

Shirley Temple’s career wasn’t purely delineated into “child” and “adult,” but the latter was subdivided into “teenager” and “young adult” which made certain movies ill-defined. Temple’s return to the screen certainly had some underrated gems – The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) and Kathleen (1941) being two – but, for the most part, Temple just…

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The Heiress (1949)

**This is my contribution to the Miriam Hopkins blogathon over at Silver Screenings.  Check out the other amazing entries in the blogathon here!*** It’s interesting that this film has been recommended to me by Netflix for months and I always ignored it.  This proves I’m an idiot as The Heiress is superb.  A tale of love…

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Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)

My adoration of child star Margaret O’Brien is well-documented on this blog, some would call it creepy. Yet there’s something about her precociousness and wide-eyed wonder that seems angelic without being flawless (à la St. Shirley). This film, with a script by future blacklist victim Dalton Trumbo, was one of several films O’Brien made in the…