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Theodora Goes Wild

Theodora Goes Wild, 1936, Columbia Pictures. Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. B&W, 94 minutes.

Raised by maiden aunts in a small New England town, Theodora Lynn (Irene Dunne) is, by all appearances, a proper, modest young woman, leading the virtuous life expected of her. 468 more words

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Ninotchka (1939)

Ninotchka, 1939, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. B&W, 110 minutes.

After her three comrades are taken in by the pleasures of Paris,┬áNina Ivanovna “Ninotchka” Yakushova (Greta Garbo) is sent by the Russian government to complete their task of selling jewelry seized from the aristocracy during the Russian Revolution. 490 more words

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Dunne Gone

These sentences that seem like they’ve finished. But then pick up again after the full stop. They’re a James Harvey tic, and I’m enjoying his… 558 more words


The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

  • Okay – first thing’s first – I have skipped over this movie on TCM loads of times, because A) what a terrible title, and B) this has a rather abysmal rating on IMDb (5.5 stars, I think?).
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ShOR is Retro: Hud Showcases Paul Newman's Range

Westerns aren’t typically my thing. I’ll be the first to tell you that. In fact, I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a Western. 453 more words


'The Vampire Bat': 'Horror' Oldie is Back

Whatever happened to Fay Wray? Just before making a monkey out of the big ape of 1933’s original King Kong (“It was beauty killed the beast”) she made goo-goo eyes with a young Melvyn Douglas in a more appropriate same-species┬áromance for the same year’s… 478 more words

Film #600: Hud (1963)

It’s time to celebrate another milestone as this post marks the 600th film I’ve reviewed on this blog however, like a lot of these movies, it’s not one that I particularly knew about before. 963 more words

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