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A Damsel In Distress (1937)

A Damsel In Distress (1937). Directed by George Stevens. Starring Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Joan Fontaine.

Two very different worlds collide as the Hollywood musical comedy meets the English comedy of manners in the Fred Astaire vehicle… 699 more words

Film Reviews

The Bigamist (1953)

As I watched the ending of Ida Lupino’s 1953 film The Bigamist, I kept thinking of a famous quote by the Anglo Irish Playwright and socialist George Bernard show. 1,292 more words


Mickey Rooney and Hollywood History

by Patrick McCarthy

When Mickey Rooney died this week at the age of ninety-three, it marked not just the end of his own nine-decade film career, but the final passing of an entire era of film-making history. 801 more words

"Rebecca" (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine


I must be honest, the fact that this film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Laurence Olivier is enough for me to watch and appreciate this film. 394 more words


The Women (1939)

I hesitate calling this George Cukor’s “opus” but it’s still certainly the biggest film of his I’ve seen. That’s vague, but a film like The Women… 1,175 more words


Rebecca - 1940

If you watch Hitchcock’s British films and then Rebecca you will be astounded. The production of Rebecca is miles beyond what Hitchcock was able to produce in England, and the result is an incredibly beautiful film. 115 more words


Writing Dreams That Flash Me Back

I dreamed early this morning, just as it was getting light, that I was writing my M.A. exams again (um, I took oral exams in 1985… 343 more words