Happy Land

TCM’s NOW PLAYING guide for April lists tonight as Frances Dee night. However the TCM website lists tonight as Faye Dunaway night and if you do a Happy Land search it lists May 17 as Frances Dee night, well whichever night this movie is premiered it is well worth watching. Rochellelynn this is not a…

Mothers ~ Spring Byington Spring Byington made the mistake of playing a “heartwarming” Mrs. March in Little Women (1933) and was quickly typecast as Mother in a variety of films.

Mothers ~ Spring Byington

Spring Byington made the mistake of playing a “heartwarming” Mrs. March in Little Women (1933) and was quickly typecast as Mother in a variety of films. Meet John Doe, Heaven Can Wait, and You Can’t Take It With You soon led to a career as everyone’s favorite mother-in-law in the TV show, December Bride. Her…

Frances Dee November 26, 1909 ~ March 6, 2004                        Frances Dee Army Brat Frances Dee, had… View Post

Frances Dee

November 26, 1909 ~ March 6, 2004                        Frances Dee Army Brat Frances Dee, had her breakout role in Playboy of Paris (1930) opposite Maurice Chevalier, but her role in The Silver Cord  would lead her to future husband Joel McCrea, to whom she was married for 57years, until his death in 1990. Dee made a name…

Joel McCrea November 5, 1905 ~ October 20, 1990          Joel McCrea       The More the Merrier, The Palm… View Post

Joel McCrea

November 5, 1905 ~ October 20, 1990          Joel McCrea       The More the Merrier, The Palm Beach Story Regardless of his own personal opinion about his acting ability Joel McCrea succeeded more than once in being able to impress the right people at the right time.  Will Roger’s took a liking to him and put him in…