‘Edge of Darkness’

From the opening strains of ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God’ written by Martin Luther in 1529 as credits roll; to the ominous music of Franz Waxman as a Nazi Reconnaissance plane flies over the small Norwegian village of  Trollness. The Co-Pilot thumbs thru a notebook to the current day October 1942 to make notes for his…

‘Be Mine…or Not…’

Well Rochellelynn I am taking you up on the challenge stated in your ‘Be Mine…Classic Hollywood’ Post. I don’t have a list but I have a movie that I had never seen before last month, not even a teeny tiny clip.  I am not a Marlene Dietrich nor Charles Boyer fan but I took a…

Grieving Done, Back to Fun…

I’m glad that Rochellelynn did get a chance to watch the excellent Splendor in the Grass, and I hope if we have any classichollywood followers out there that they also get a chance to watch it. It is a tri-fecta of a classichollywood dramatic movie, writing, directing, and acting. Besides newcomer Warren Beatty, it is…

We will grieve not

Overbearing Parents, Need for Social Conformity, Preoccupation with Money. Its enough to make one spit! Who wouldn’t go absolutely INSANE? Splendor in the Grass attempts what so many movies of this time attempt… a view into the tragic and real trials of love. Written in the Wind ( Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall) did it with…

‘Cry Havoc’

For years I have waited for ‘Cry Havoc’ to be released so I could watch the complete movie. The snitches and snatches I had seen were of two women fighting over the same guy whom you never see in the movie. What was going on in the movie? What happened to the nurses at the…

‘So Proudly We Hail’

‘So Proudly We Hail’ was made by Paramount, released in 1943 and was based on the story of eight nurses who survived Corregidor.  It focuses on three main nurses, Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, and Veronica Lake. It covers the story from their assignment to Hawaii in December 1941 before Pearl Harbor, to their transfer to…

‘Juke Girl’…Farm Boy…

The Warner Archive Collection…I couldn’t believe that they were finally releasing the movie ‘Juke Girl’. I have always wanted to see the entire movie. The last snitches and snatches of the movie I had seen were of Ronnie and Ann’s characters being pushed and pulled down a dusty city street by a crazed mob. Howard…

They Only Kill Their Masters

I first watched ‘They Only Kill Their Masters’ on my Black & White Television set. I watched it because of James Garner (Maverick), and Katherine Ross (The Graduate). As the plot unfolded I remember thinking ‘Oh my gosh…” huge MGM Classic Hollywood stars were now playing character parts: Peter Lawford, June Allyson, Ann Rutherford, Edmund…