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Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen, 1941)

Happy 100th birthday, Olivia de Havilland! This is my contribution to her centenary blogathon, being organised by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. 889 more words

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Olivia de Havilland's Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today is a very special day for fans of the golden era of Hollywood as it’s Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday! What makes this centennial extra special for us fans is that she’s alive to celebrate it. 2,343 more words


Films in 2016: June

June was a pretty busy month for me, but I managed to squeeze in a good number of movies anyway. On the personal front, two of my friends married each other last weekend, so I got to spend a couple days back in my Southern California hometown. 858 more words

Films In 2016

Everybody's Mom

The Mating Season of 1951 is Thelma Ritter’s film through and through. She’s an unlikely centerpiece. Small, middle-aged, decidedly dowdy, Ritter was never a Star in the conventional box-office-and-glamour sense. 1,379 more words


Captain Carey U.S.A. (1950)

“This cloak and dagger racket’s rough.”

A foreboding line when O.S.S. agent Alan Ladd and his partner are ambushed on a small island villa where they have been stationed for six months. 731 more words

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BLACK MASS     Scott Cooper     2015

Johnny Depp is excellent and scary; but he is not the star of… 626 more words


To Each His Own (1946) Miss Olivia .... Day 3

With this heavy weeper from director Mitchell Leisen, Olivia de Havilland sealed her date with the Academy winning the Oscar for Best Actress. Rightly so as it’s a wonderful role that casts Olivia as the beautiful girl next door working at the soda stand waiting for the man who will sweep her off her feet to that of an aged spinster whom life has attempted to cheat out of the joys of Motherhood. 727 more words

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