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The Palm Beach Story

Five years into their marriage, Gerry and Tom Jeffers (Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea) are having difficulties making their financial ends meet, and are soon to be evicted from their duplex for owing too much rent. 1,221 more words


Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)

Sullivan’s Travels is almost impossibly well-constructed. Director Sturges, editor Stuart Gilmore and photographer John F. Seitz go through various, entirely different narrative devices and do them all perfectly. 602 more words


The Mad Movie Challenge ...... The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Aside from being introduced to movies I have yet to see, Kristina’s monthly assignments continue to nudge me into watching some of the movies I’ve had on my shelf far too long. 571 more words


The Silver Cord (1933)

Director:  John Cromwell

Starring:  Irene Dunne, Laura Hope Crews, Joel McCrea, Eric Linden, Frances Dee, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Screenplay:  Jane Murfin, based upon the play by Sidney Howard… 2,236 more words


The Great Villain Blogathon: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)

This post is part of The Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Kristina of Speakeasy, Karen of Shadows and Satin, and Ruth of Silver Screenings.  Be sure to check out the other entries… 814 more words


Damn the Torpedoes!

If you read my blog, you’ll know that last weekend, I attended the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, California. While I saw a good many films this year, there were a few bright standouts. 634 more words

Classic Film

Primrose Path (1940)

  • Directed by Gregory La Cava (of MY MAN GODFREY fame).
  • What a terrible living situation & family this seems to be! Prostitution, starvation, alcoholism…how dreadful!
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