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The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)

The Palm Beach Story is a narrative. Director Sturges opens with a rapidly cut prologue showing stars Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea getting married, where he inserts clues for what will eventually be the film’s utterly pointless deus ex machina. 285 more words


SPOTLIGHT: Cunning Pre-Code Bennett (IV)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of the unjustly neglected Constance Bennett (1904-1965), whose work we’d never covered before here on Film Friday!  577 more words


THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) - I live for movies like this

The following is my contribution to the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon, hosted by the blog Classic Film & TV Cafe in celebration of  511 more words


Monday Matinee: Sullivan's Travels

Rough day at work?  Need to forget your troubles for a few hours?  Sullivan’s Travels is escapist entertainment at its very best.  In this satire of super serious socially relevant films, which we have lots of today, you can soar to the 1940s and laugh.  1,117 more words



Here’s an overview of the films I’ve watched this past week:

You’re Telling Me (1934): W.C. Fields is Sam Bisbee,  an inventor who just can’t get a break, at least not until he runs into a beautiful princess on the train home from another disastrous attempt to get some… 862 more words

[Blu-Ray Review] Preston Sturges’ Classic ‘Sullivan’s Travels’ Gets The Criterion HD Treatment: Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From The Criterion Collection

Sullivan’s Travels (The Criterion Collection)

Director: Preston Sturges

Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick

Release Date: Now Available on Criterion Collection Blu-Ray & DVD… 949 more words


The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Babadook,’ ‘Steve McQueen’

With film critics and movie fans hyperbolically declaring It Follows the best horror movie in decades, this week’s best disc and streaming release is well timed — after all, that’s what everyone was saying about… 751 more words