Joel McCrea ~ Summer Under the Stars

What can I say…I have no argument over the movies featured on McCrea Day at TCM. I find it ironic that Joel’s pre-code 1932 movie The Most Dangerous Game has been re-made for release in 2019 titled The Hunt. Humans hunting humans for sport labeled as a satire with a political twist in 2019, I…

TCM SUMMER UNDER THE STARS 2019

Rochellelynn and I Luv, Luv, Luv the month of August and TCM’s Summer Under the Stars. It’s always fun to see which stars TCM will feature throughout the month. I know RL has been crushing on Melvyn Douglas featured on August 5th since she wrote about They All Kissed the Bride in her previous Post….

JEAN HARLOW ~ TCM Summer Under the Stars

Rochellemariah and I are suckers for Jean Harlow movies. My favorite Jean Harlow movies are Red Dust with Clark Gable and naturally Dinner at Eight with that MGM big guns ensemble cast. Rochellemariah, well she love, love, loves Personal Property with Robert Taylor and Libeled Lady with William Powell. Jean Harlow had that rare chemistry…

LUCILLE BALL-TCM Summer Under the Stars

Lucille Ball used to be a favorite entertainer of mine. A former RKO/MGM Girl and President of Desilu Television Productions it was in this capacity that Lucy disappointed me. Allegedly ‘dumping’ RKO movies into Santa Monica Bay after purchasing RKO Studio’s in 1957. (Re: These Amazing Shadows-Special Features: Lost Forever). I’ve decided my favorite Lucille…

Monty Woolley

  Looking at Monty Woolley it wouldn’t be hard to believe that he was raised wealthy, went to Yale, was a professor and had friends like Cole Porter. A charmed life, he didn’t find Hollywood fame until he was 50 years old with The Man who Came to Dinner. Opposite Ann Sheridan and Bette Davis,…

Warren Oates

“There were forty western series, and I went from one to the other. I started out playing the third bad guy on a horse and worked my way up to the No. 1 bad guy,” Oates once quipped. Most know for the films/tv by director Peckinpah (Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, The Rifleman) Warren…

Summer Under the Stars ~ Rex Ingram

As a kid I was deeply moved by Rex Ingram’s sympathetic portrayal of Jim the runaway slave in the 1939 MGM production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Mickey Rooney. As an adult I was impressed by his portrayal of the unbending father Joe Lucasta in the United Artists 1958 film Anna Lucasta starring…

Summer Under the Stars ~ Teresa Wright

Theresa Wright a five time Film Noir Girl: Shadow of a Doubt ~ 1948 Universal Pursued ~ 1947 Warner Brothers The Capture ~ 1950 RKO The Steel Trap ~ 1952, 20th Century Fox Count the Hours ~ 1953 RKO

Summer Under the Stars ~ Dick Powell

Dick Powell crooned his way through the 1930’s in Busby Burkely musicals like Gold Diggers of 1933. Strong armed his way through the 1940’s as the hard boiled bad boy in noir’s like Murder My Sweet. Founded Four Star Production in the 1950’s with David Niven, Ida Lupino and Charles Boyer and directed his wife…

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)

Summer Under the Stars ~ Paul Newman

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Exodus (1960), Towering Inferno (1974) Absence of Malice(1981), Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), Road to Perdition (2002).

Summer Under the Stars ~ Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall, WWI Veteran lost a leg during the Great War for King and country then came home to hold his own, playing leading man opposite some of Classic Hollywood’s greatest actresses. He duked it out with Barbara Stanwyck in Breakfast for Two (1937). Appeared as Deanna Durbin’s pretend father in the multi-nominated (4) film…

Summer Under the Stars ~ Carole Lombard

Jane Alice Peters, aka Carole Lombard, was dubbed “the finest actress I ever worked with” by the iconic John Barrymore. And I needed to share this sentiment from Carla over at carolelombard.org ( support her pending Carole biography in any way if you can!) “Lombard’s legacy comes from her compassionate character. A character who brought…

Summer Under the Stars ~ William Powell

A William Powell Favorite? Love Crazy. Part of the Loy and Powell film collection, this film adds slapstick humor to an already crazy storyline. Whether its getting his head stuck in an elevator, or his mustache shaved off, Powell does everything he can think of to keep his wife from divorcing him. Such devotion. I…