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THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) - Nothing but a bad habit

The following is my entry in the You Must Remember This…A Kiss Is Just a Kiss Blogathon, being hosted Feb. 13-14, 2016 by Lesley at the blog  495 more words

Ride the High Country: a battle of generations and moralities

Both a nostalgic homage and a bold renewal of the genre, Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country (1962) was able to capture the essence of the American Westerns while questioning the place of its quintessential characters in an evolving and modernized society. 719 more words


The Oklahoman

Allied Artists Pictures grew out of Poverty Row specialists Monogram and produced and distributed movies from the late 40s through to the 70s. The brainchild of Walter Mirisch, the studio aimed to produce what he termed B+ movies, promising a step up from the lower production values Monogram had been associated with. 1,156 more words


The Great McGinty (1940)

Mention the name Brian Donlevy to me and I instinctively think of the back stabbing second lead he often excelled at. The type of guy who was sure to fire a shot at leading man Gary Cooper, Joel McCrea or Tyrone Power. 641 more words

Daily Take

Classic For a Reason -- "The More the Merrier"

The More the Merrier, 1943, Columbia Pictures. Starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Directed by George Stevens, B&W, 104 minutes.

An improbable housing situation combines with instant attraction in this tale of an exacting young woman whose future is securely in place…until she does her patriotic duty. 538 more words

Classic For A Reason

Sullivan's Travels

Released:  1942

Cast:  Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Byron Foulger, Margaret Hayes, Robert Greig, Eric Blore

SUMMARY:  John L. 1,318 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Quickie Review - Foreign Correspondent (1940)

It’s a shame, really, when a director has to compete with himself for numerous Academy Awards, but that is exactly what happened in 1941, the year after Alfred Hitchcock released his first two Hollywood productions, … 618 more words