Summer Under the Stars ~ Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter six times nominated for Oscar’s Best Supporting Actress: All About Eve (1950),The Mating Season (1951),With a Song in My Heart (1952),Pickup on South Street (1953), Pillow Talk (1959), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Three on a Match Three on a Match 1932 (First National): Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Anne Revere, Warren William Co… View Post

Three on a Match

  Three on a Match 1932 (First National): Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, Warren William Coming off an extremely delicious Warren William in the Gold Diggers of 1933, I decided to revisit Three on a Match, also pairing Joan Blondell and Warren William. Rather shocked by the Pre-Hays Code ending, it had been one…

Girl Missing Girl Missing(1933 Warner Brothers): Lyle Talbot and Glenda Farrell “I brought you to Palm Beach, I… View Post

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…

Registered Nurse Registered Nurse(1934 First National): Lyle Talbot, John Halliday and Bebe Daniels “It’s bad… View Post

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse(1934 First National): Lyle Talbot, John Halliday and Bebe Daniels “It’s bad enough to be married, but when the man is a nut, tough.” Registered Nurse follows Ben( Daniels) as she navigates what it’s like to be secretly married to a man who is insane. With temptation in the forms of Dr. Connelly (Lyle…

Joan Blondell August 30, 1906 ~ December 25, 1979  Joan Blondell  ~ Lawyer Man, Three on a Match, Footlight… View Post

Joan Blondell

August 30, 1906 ~ December 25, 1979  Joan Blondell  ~ Lawyer Man, Three on a Match, Footlight Parade, Night Nurse In the Gable-Garson film, Adventure, Joan Blondell gets the never- envied third billing, but the ever envied proposal from Clark. Yep, he liked the blondes. Apparently confessing to Joan that she reminded him of late…

Pre-Code Lyle Talbot

February 8, 1902 ~ March 2, 1996                                   Lyle Talbot   Lyle, up until recently for me used to be that “cute guy” that would show up on many a great old film. He was never really the headliner, didn’t have any scandals to contribute and no Oscar to gain him instant merit, and was the quintessential “B”…