Cinderella

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1965)

You really can’t do much with the story of Cinderella, can you? At their core they’re all the same story about a girl who, through the power of fancy footware, nabs Prince Charming. What about if you added songs? I’ve watched every major iteration of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, from the 1950s debut with Julie…

OurVinesHaveTenderGrapes

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…