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W.C. Fields and the Peppermint Oil.

One day, in 1935, W.C. Fields, the famous, and bibulous, film comedian, sauntered into the office of Dr. Frank Fern, for an appointment.

“What seems to be the problem, Mr. 701 more words

Faux Actualites

Grand Hotel (1932)

John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Greta Garbo. Dir: Edmund Goulding

Oh how I do love the movie “Grand Hotel”! I love watching the Barrymore boys acting side by side. 219 more words

Topaze (1933)

John Barrymore, Myrna Loy. Dir: Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast

This Barrymore character is unlike any other. He doesn’t buckle any swashes, he doesn’t turn into a beast, he doesn’t dress fancy or chase women around, he doesn’t commit suicide or get murdered. 220 more words

Marie Antoinette (1938)

Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, Robert Morley, John Freakin’ Barrymore. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke

Yes, that’s really John Barrymore’s middle name.

Allow me to explain the plot to you in as few words but with as many spoilers as possible. 588 more words

Beau Brummel (1924)

John Freakin’ Barrymore, Mary Astor. Dir: Harry Beaumont

Please understand that any typos or misspellings that may occur will be the result of my excitement about writing this recommendation and/or my cat licking my hands and lying on my keyboard as I type. 755 more words

Twentieth Century (1934)

John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns. Dir: Howard Hawks.

Look at that movie poster. No really, look up at it right now. Does that look like an over-the-top screwball comedy to you? 581 more words

"Grand Hotel"

“Grand Hotel” n’est peut-être pas un grand chef d’œuvre mais ce qui frappe le plus suite à notre visionnement est son héritage: la grande fresque à multiples personnages – et donc stars – et à histoires inter-croissantes sont maintenant structure courante au cinéma. 342 more words