Warner Archive has re-released The Pajama Game. How does this Doris Day vehicle hold up?
The Ticklish Trio travel to Japan to discuss the first foreign film in our show’s history. We dissecting Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 drama Ikiru. We talk about influences, both classic and contemporary, … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #67: Ikiru (1952)
I sound like a broken record, but I don’t like the majority of films Jean Negulesco directed. I can count the number of films of his I’ve liked on one … Continue Reading Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
In honor of Jayne Mansfield’s birthday I’m joined by guest, Mansfield biographer April Vevea sits down to talk with me about the buxom actress, Frank Tashlin’s directorial prowess, and the … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #63: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
I grouse a lot about the state of classic cinema access and how so much depends on the belief that movies have to make money. But then you look at … Continue Reading You for Me (1952)
Ticklish Biz is taking the holidays off and sharing with you some special gifts as we prepare for our special Christmas show on Holiday Affair. In the meantime, I’m sharing with … Continue Reading Ticklish Business – Doubled Features: The Blob (1958 vs. 1988)
Samantha and I jump on-board the Mayflower to find out about the passage to America as laid out in 1952’s Plymouth Adventure. Along the way we talk about our differing views … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #54: Plymouth Adventure (1952)
When I talked to author Alan K. Rode a few months back he mentioned his work with the Film Noir Foundation to bring the 1950 noir, The Man Who Cheated … Continue Reading The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
Co-host Samantha Ellis joins me as we look at romance in the ’40s, thirst over Peter Lawford, and swim alongside Esther Williams in On an Island With You.
TCM On-Locations tour guide Sarah Louise Lilley joins me as we look at CinemaScope, outrageous fashions, and Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire.
Up until this point I’ve only reviewed (and seen) two Bob Hope features, both of them straightforward comedies – The Ghost Breakers (1940) and the fantastic The Cat and the … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Son of Paleface (1952)
I missed seeing Those Redheads From Seattle when it screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival last year and, really, that might have been for the best. The year 1953 … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Those Redheads From Seattle (1953)
Throughout the next four weeks I’ll be reviewing various musicals in support of TCM’s newest interactive online course, Mad About Musicals. Any classic film lover will tell you mitigation is … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Guest Lauren Humphries-Brooks is back to finish out May’s Centennial Celebrant John Dall by discussing his turn as one half of a murderous couple (again) in Gun Crazy.
Gene Kelly is responsible for crafting two of the most enduring musicals of the 1950s, 1951’s An American in Paris and 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. But by 1957 Kelly … Continue Reading Les Girls (1957)
Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me once again as we honor February’s Centennial Celebrant, Ida Lupino. This episode we look at Lupino as director with her 1950 drama Outrage.