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The Silver Horde (1930)

  • Directed by George Archainbaud.
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Rex Beach.
  • Baby-faced Joel McCrea & his buddy Fraser (Raymond Hatton) (they only met 3 days ago) stumble upon a small village after a long journey through northern Alaska, and no one will let them into their houses for food & shelter except this one lady named Cherry Malotte (Evelyn Brent).
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The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story, 1942, Paramount Pictures.  Starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Rudy Vallee, Mary Astor.  Directed by Preston Sturges.  B&W, 88 minutes.

Tom (Joel McCrea) and Gerry (Claudette Colbert) Jeffers have hit a stalemate in their marriage: they are seemingly better friends than lovers, his business is floundering and  she’s bored with the whole situation. 517 more words

Classic Films

George Stevens' Three-Movie Brick Joke

Vivacious Lady (1938)

Penny Serenade (1941)

The More the Merrier (1943)

Classic Film

Western Wisdom

When Theodore Roosevelt was a young man, he blew a path through the untamed landscape of the arid Dakota Badlands: hunting, riding, bulldogging, and building up his health.  406 more words

Theodore Roosevelt

Revisit: The Days of Living Dangerously: "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932)

   “The Most Dangerous Game”  (1932)

(Originally posted on Dec, 24, 2011)

    When adapting a literary work, filmmakers are presented with a daunting list of problems not always easy to surmount. 2,461 more words


Review: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

If Alfred Hitchcock had any contribution to the war effort then Foreign Correspondent would no doubt be it. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was purported to have admired its qualities as a work of propaganda and that’s high praise coming from someone who was quite familiar with influencing people. 766 more words


South of St. Louis (1949)

By 1949 leading man Joel McCrea had pretty much settled into the western on a permanent basis. This time out he’s surrounded by a top notch cast in technicolor for Warner Brothers under Ray Enright’s direction. 745 more words

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