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Golden Earings (1947)

Chosen by you (as they say in Asda), this is another film from the 1940s with striking performances from the leads. Golden Earings is categorised by Imdb as an adventure/romance but it is also a rye comedy of gender (as well perhaps era-specific racial) stereotypes – so be warned if you are one of those who cannot bear seeing history come alive (we don’t have to approve it to acknowledge it was there). 341 more words

Classic Film Club

THE MATING SEASON (1951) and the Mothers-In-Law

In the 1950s it was unlikely that newly married couples, couples in the midst of the mating season knew each other intimately before they actually took the plunge.   1,495 more words

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No Man of Her Own (1950)

The next Classic Film at SouthBank is on Sunday December 7th  …No Man of Her Own (1950)

Based on a Cornell Woolrich novel (I Married a Dead Man), this is not a typical Christmas film. 608 more words

Classic Film Club

Redemption and Remember the Night

Barbara Stanwyck was always at her best when her character came from the wrong side of the tracks. She seemed to have a natural affinity for those whose lives have mostly been filled with hard times, scrapping by the best way they can. 1,075 more words


Easy Living (1937)

When it comes to the screwball comedy, two names should always appear near the top of any list of important contributors. Writer/director Preston Sturges and actress Jean Arthur. 593 more words

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Remember the Night (1940): Better than a Cup of Hot Chocolate


It’s a Romantic Comedy:
This one is technically not a screwball film, but I thought I’d go over some of my favorite romantic comedy classics in time for the holidays… starting with this heartwarming tale starring two of the greats – Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, who are perhaps better known for their team effort in the noir classic  1,102 more words

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