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Andre De Toth - three classics

This post was recently published in Film Alert 101thanks Geoff Gardner

I’ve had De Toth on my radar for many years. I put together the brief set of notes below a few years ago and should expand them into a more detailed account because I love this man’s work: Important Hungarian/American director who made some significant Film Noir contributions and an impressive body of bleak Westerns many with Randolph Scott . 382 more words


Girls About Town (1931)

According to kayfrancisfilms.com, Girls About Town is “unavailable” – not to be found on DVD or TCM. Well, that’s too bad as many are missing out on a really fun light comedy from director George Cukor (The Philadelphia Story). 383 more words


Chance at Heaven (1933)

This is a bit earlier than I usually go, but when I saw that ClassicFlix.com had a copy of Chance at Heaven (1933) I had to write about it. 4,501 more words


Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels

Joel McCrea plays a director in Sullivan’s Travels. He has carved out a career of churning out one comedy after another. He remains unfulfilled and longs to make a “serious” film, one that would allow him to leave his mark not only in the film industry but on the world. 221 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jessie Ralph, actress (1864-1944)

Will Hays, first president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America and namesake of the Hays code (1879-1954)
George Schaefer, movie producer & president of RKO (1888-1981) 49 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Joel McCrea.

Joel Albert McCrea
(November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990)

Here’s the great Joel McCrea in the excellent Fort Massacre (1958), which is on its… 47 more words

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Sullivan's Travels (1941) - Updated

If Preston Sturges was a comic wordsmith than Sullivan’s Travels was his magnum opus. It has some many pieces worth talking about, despite it only running a meager 90 minutes. 678 more words

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