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The "Two Faced" Film: "Two Faced Woman" (1941)

Two years prior to this film, in Garbo’s film “Ninotchka” (1939), it took awhile until we got to see her and her co-star Melvyn Douglas’s polar opposite characters to fall hopelessly in love. 1,058 more words

The Candidate (1972)

  • Written by Jeremy Lamer (his screenplay won an Oscar).
  • Directed by Michael Ritchie.
  • A political operative called Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle) has this great idea to convince former California governor John McKay’s son (Bill, played by Robert Redford) to run for the U.S.
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Melvyn Douglas

"As You Desire Me" : An Unlikely Capitalizing Opportunity

The early 1930s was a “Grand” period for Garbo. Originally starting out as a silent star, she successfully made the transition to talkies in 1930 with “Anna Christie”, performed in her most highest grossing films, both in 1931 in “Mata Hari” and “Grand Hotel”, and not long after would reunite on the screen with her former lover John Gilbert in “Queen Christina” (1933). 1,305 more words

It doesn't want people: "The Changeling" (1980)

By Scott Ross

“That house is not fit to live in. No one’s been able to live in it. It doesn’t want people.”

Thanks to the recommendation of a very good friend, I finally got to this elegant exercise in horror, a movie I somehow managed to miss during its original release. 2,210 more words

Favorite Movies

Ninotchka (1939)


Három orosz megbízott, Buljanov, Iranov és Kopalski Párizsban ékszereket akar eladni, melyeket a Szovjetunióban a Párizsba menekült Swana nagyhercegnőtől elkoboztak. A luxusszálló szobapincére, egy emigráns orosz arisztokrata felismeri az ékszereket és értesíti a tulajdonos hölgyet. 463 more words

Favorite Comedies: The 30's

The 1930’s brought sound movies to the forefront. Along with it came the fast talking world of screwball comedies, the best of the Marx Brothers and much more. 443 more words

Too Many Husbands

Too Many Husbands, 1940, Columbia Pictures. Starring Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Wesley Ruggles. B&W, 84 minutes.

Left alone and lonely after her husband, Bill Cardew (Fred MacMurray), is lost at sea, Vicki Lowndes (Jean Arthur) has remarried, this time to Bill’s best friend and business partner, Henry Lowndes (Melvyn Douglas). 391 more words

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