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Whitsuntide Cakes and Ale - by Peter Grant

Whitsuntide Cakes and Ale

In Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House, Mr. Blandings (Cary Grant), a business man who buys a country place instead of making do with his New York home, is easy prey for the twisters of the countryside. 956 more words

Supporting cast

It sometimes happens that I fall in love with my support characters.

Now, every series should have a handful of characters the hero can call upon when he gets in trouble – as heroes will. 672 more words

Writing

Movie Review: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer poses a situation that many movies today would steer clear from. A story about a womanizer and an underage girl doesn’t exactly paint a funny picture at first thought, but a year like 1947 showcased a simpler time. 379 more words

Movies

Not our generation's Penthouse

Penthouse (1933) dir. W.S. VanDyke w/ Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Mae Clarke, Nat Pendleton

This film was shown on Turner Classic Movies on their Friday Night Spotlight for September of 2014, which featured Pre-Code films.  528 more words

TCM Movies

The Thin Man

The Thin Man

One of my favourite comedy-detective stories is The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. Hammett is probably better known for The Maltese Falcon… 325 more words

Detective Fiction

The Thin Man

The Thin Man

One of my favourite comedy-detective stories is The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. Hammett is probably better known for The Maltese Falcon… 325 more words

Private Eyes