Bob Hope movies are a cultural study all their own. A comedy legend of the highest order, Hope’s entertainment career lasted more than 70 years, over many of which, he … Continue Reading Bing and Bob Blogathon: Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
For most film fans there’s always one director who’s seemingly always been there. Perhaps they directed a formative favorite or maybe it was a movie their family always watched. Their … Continue Reading Hidden Classics Blogathon: One, Two, Three (1961)
There are a lot of movies found in Professional Sweetheart, released via Warner Archive, that make you go, “Really?” Sure, every movie comes with its own level of suspended belief, … Continue Reading Professional Sweetheart (1933)
There are certain movies whose magic resides in knowing they’ll never be recreated, and I’m not talking about because they’re untouchable. I mean because their content only works in the … Continue Reading The Major and the Minor (1942)
Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman are ‘Girls About Town.’ Read my full review of the pre-Code comedy.
We honor TCM’s star of the month, Kathryn Grayson by brushing up on our Shakespeare and talking the 1953 musical, Kiss Me Kate!
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)
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)
Next month’s centennial celebration star for my TCM Backlot series is Robert Preston, a man I only know for his later work with director Blake Edwards. Preston started out in … Continue Reading The Lady From Cheyenne (1941)
I’ve seen nine of director Henry Koster’s films and it’s safe to say he’s one of my favorite directors. There’s something about his features, whose plots walk on a tightrope … Continue Reading It Started With Eve (1941)
The year before we found out “Gidget is the one for me,” Sandra Dee was playing in this rom-com with quite the polished pedigree. Vincente Minnelli’s The Reluctant Debutante may … Continue Reading The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
The liminal threshold between the 1950s and 1960s seems as distinct as to be a literal crevasse between the two decades, and the clearest divide comes through in the cinema … Continue Reading The Girl Most Likely (1958)
One of my first reviews gets a reprint due to Film Class Wednesdays. This review doesn’t do it justice, but my thoughts never wavered. Libeled Lady is of my favorite … Continue Reading Libeled Lady (1936)
We’ve discussed My Favorite Wife before, and by that I mean the remake that was to be made starring Marilyn Monroe entitled Something’s Gotta Give. Unfortunately, that movie never came … Continue Reading My Favorite Wife (1940)
I’m celebrating Fourth of July with Gidget Goes Fourth – a holiday weekend series reviewing all three in the Gidget franchise! My only experience with actress Sandra Dee‘s film career … Continue Reading Gidget (1959)
The first member of the July 5 is Joan Crawford, so let’s kick things off with a look at one of her best remembered films. I’ve had The Women recorded … Continue Reading The Women (1939)