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Watching 1939: Arizona Legion

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.  445 more words

1939

The Final Shot

Thanks to Matthew Wilder for alerting me to W.S. “One-Take Woody” Van Dyke’s final film. I’m a fan of the THIN MAN films and have delved lightly into his other ’30s work, particularly the first two TARZANs and SAN FRANCISCO, but I haven’t been systematic and I didn’t even know JOURNEY FOR MARGARET (1942). 673 more words

FILM

Mr. Lucky (1943)

Joe Adams (Cary Grant) is a gambling ship owner, willing to do just about anything to make a quick buck. He’s about to sail off to Havana when he and his business partner Zepp (Paul Stewart) receive draft notices. 557 more words

Film

Kirk Douglas' Servant, er, Secretary

There’s some uncomfortable business in the 1948 comedy My Dear Secretary.

It’s a film with plenty of witty lines and delightfully outlandish characters, as portrayed by  729 more words

Comedy

Windmills of Your Mind: Alfred Hitchcock's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (United Artists 1940)

(When Maddy Loves Her Classic Films invited me to join in on the Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon, I jumped at the chance! I’ve just completed the Ball State/TCM 50 YEARS OF HITCHCOCK course, and have been knee-deep in his movies for a month now!) 775 more words

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