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Carole Lombard and William Powell in Gregory La Cava’s MY MAN GODFREY.

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The Bette Davis Project: The Golden Arrow (1936)

Johnny Jones (George Brent, Special Agent), an ambitious newspaper reporter, is assigned to interview Daisy Appleby (Bette Davis), an heiress to a cosmetics fortune, only to find out that she might not be who she says she is. 254 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

It Happened One Night

I am reviewing the screwball comedy It Happened One Night starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert which is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. 207 more words

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My Man Godfrey – Trailer

Published on Mar 8, 2012

” A landmark screwball comedy from Hollywood’s golden age, My Man Godfrey follows the madcap antics of a ditzy debutante (Carole Lombard) who stumbles upon a “forgotten man” (William Powell) at the city dump.

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Missing Reels is a Thrilling Film Preservation Mystery

Last night, I finished reading Missing Reels, the debut novel of Farran Smith Nehme, who writes about herself in the third person over at her classic film blog… 1,048 more words


The Bette Davis Project: Front Page Woman (1935)

Ellen Garfield (Bette Davis) is an ambitious reporter who is tired of playing second fiddle to her male counterparts. Rival newsman Curt Devlin (George Brent, … 254 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

This 1941 “screwball comedy” was the first of two comedies that Alfred Hitchcock directed during his long and distinguished career, the other being the black comedy, “The Trouble with Harry.”  The script, by Academy Award winning screenwriter Norman Krasna, found its way to Carole Lombard, the actress who actually gave the name “screwball” to this kind of comedy, and she backed the project.  769 more words

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