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Of Straight Men and Comics

“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much,” John Wayne famously said, eliminating the “big stick” that Teddy Roosevelt so fondly carried, although Wayne implicitly replaces the stick with a rifle. 1,961 more words

Throw-Back Wednesday: Morocco

Greetings Fans and Film Lovers,

It’s Throw-Back Wednesday, the day devoted to cracking open the vault of Classic Hollywood and discovering what gems lay inside. Today, I want to take a look at Joseph Von Sternberg’s, Morocco (1930). 1,278 more words

Film Reivew

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Money can’t buy happiness, and Mary Smith (Merle Oberon) knows this fact all too well. She comes from a very wealthy family. Her father, Judge Horace Smith (Henry Kolker), is a candidate for president. 567 more words

Film

Mr Deeds Goes To Town

I love film.  Sitting in a cinema watching a silent film with live music is my favourite thing to do.  It always feels like I am travelling back in time.   331 more words

Writing

Past Imperfect - #172

Gary really did try to figure out what might have happened, but he failed to make the connection between his head wound and the gun in the hand of his sleeping companion. 22 more words

Humor

Pre-Code Crazy: A Farewell to Arms (1932)

On the surface, my Pre-Code crazy pick for this month doesn’t seem to have a whole heck of a lot of pre-Codiness going on. A Farewell to Arms… 730 more words

Pre-code

Cloak And Dagger (1946)

Alfred Hitchcock was not the only great director to make anti-Nazi propaganda films. Fritz Lang, himself an escapee from Nazi Germany, made this film to warn of the dangers of atomic power in the hands of fascists. 200 more words

Film