Oscar ~ America America

The only nominated film for Best Oscar in 1963 that I had seen at the local theatre was How the West Was Won and at the time I was very disappointed that this film featuring Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Carroll Baker, and a cast of thousands did not win Best Picture. However fifty … Continue reading Oscar ~ America America

Kisses for my President

What better movie to talk about during Fictional Presidents day on TCM than the 1964 Warner Brothers comedy ‘Kisses for my President’? TCM is featuring the men. During our current strange campaign for president it seems appropriate to feature an obscure 52 year old movie that had the novel idea that a woman could be … Continue reading Kisses for my President

Palm Springs Weekend

As Spring Break time winds down throughout the country we reflect on the 1963 West Coast version of fun in the sun with the Troy Donahue, Stephanie Powers Warner Brothers film Palm Springs Weekend. The 1963 movie Palm Springs Weekend starred some of the last of the Warner Brothers contract players. Most were popular television … Continue reading Palm Springs Weekend

Agatha Christie murder mysteries

  Agatha Christie, queen of murder mysteries, was not only the brain child behind notorious sleuths like Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, she is also the best selling author of all time . She wrote 78 crime novels, six other novels, 150 short stories, four non-fiction books and 19 plays. Thankfully TCM … Continue reading Agatha Christie murder mysteries

TCM Film Festival

Another year another missed TCM Film Festival, Rochellelynn and I are taking the month of April to lament that fact and what better day to challenge ourselves towards making that goal happen for next year but April Fool’s Day. Today’s theme on TCM is Slapstick Comedies. And what better choice to watch on TCM but … Continue reading TCM Film Festival

Smarty

Smarty (1934 Warner Brothers) Warren William and Joan Blondell play the magically in-love married couple Tony and Vicky. Then one day Vicky goes a little too far mentioning impotence and baby carrots in the same sentence, and Tony slaps her in the face, in front of friends. This of course is just a little marital … Continue reading Smarty

Dames

Dames (1934 Warner Brothers): Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell James( Powell) is trying to get money from the rich Uncle Ezra for his new broadway  show, but Uncle Ezra wants nothing to do with that one branch of his family tree who is not an upstanding moral citizen. In fact, upon swearing that … Continue reading Dames

Gold Diggers of 1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 (Warner Brothers): Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, and Dick Powell “I believe I can make this girl transfer her affection from him to me.” Down and out in the Depression, Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, and Dick Powell get it together to put on what they hope to be a successful show. But … Continue reading Gold Diggers of 1933

Girl Missing

Girl Missing(1933 Warner Brothers): Lyle Talbot and Glenda Farrell “I brought you to Palm Beach, I had no intention of being a gentleman.” Gold digger Daisy gets a headache when she realizes her playboy husband only married her to satisfy the stipulations of his father’s will, and subsequently goes missing. But when the cops arrive … Continue reading Girl Missing