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The Bette Davis Project: Jimmy the Gent (1934)

Jimmy Corrigan (James Cagney) is a vulgar swindler who makes his living from fraudulent enterprises. Corrigan’s girlfriend Joan Martin (Bette Davis), who doubles duties as his secretary, is tired of the con artist’s shady business so she goes to work for the highly respected and sophisticated Charles Wallingham (Alan Dinehart). 282 more words

1934

REVIEW: "My Favorite Wife"

How can any true movie fan not love the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s? The once popular genre was recognized for its witty rapid-fire dialogue, wacky situations, bold and brash female leads, occasional slapstick humor, and a feverish battle of the sexes. 475 more words

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Girl Trouble (1942) - A Wartime Screwball Comedy

Hollywood has always liked stories about rich people pretending to be domestics, usually not successfully; though William Powell was an exception as an unsurpassed butler in… 776 more words

Movies Made During WWII

Favorite things about... I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

The favorite film:
I Was a Male War Bride, a 1949 comedy directed by Howard Hawks

The synopsis:
Henri Rochard is a Captain in the French army. 700 more words

1940s

144. Burying the Hatchet

When two broke and feuding brothers learn that their rich deceased mother left all her savings to her housekeeper, they both devise conflicting plans to get their hands on the money with the help of their devious wives.

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Review - Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins, Jacki Weaver

After being the most New York-centric of filmmakers for the first few decades of his career, Woody Allen continues his recent fascination with Europe by taking us to the French Riviera for… 521 more words

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