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Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

Director: Mitchell Leisen

When Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray were paired for the first of their four collaborations in Hands Across the Table in 1935, both Lombard and director Mitchell Leisen gave MacMurray a hard time for being a shy, green performer, and the two worked diligently to get a good performance out of him. 174 more words


Hands Across the Table (1935)

Director: Mitchell Leisen

In the opening moments of Hands Across the Table, an exasperated Carole Lombard steps off of a train on a crowded platform. 202 more words


Wooden Double Crosses

An addendum to René Clemént Week.

So, finally I see Clemént’s FORBIDDEN GAMES, and on the big screen — part of Mark Cousins’ excellent Cinema of Childhood season. 1,179 more words


Twilight Zone, Sn1 Ep6 "Escape Clause"

Original Airdate: November 6, 1959

Rod Serling had a gift for writing a wide variety of characters. In “Escape Clause” he presented Walter Bedecker and gave us permission to hate every moment we spend with him. 564 more words

Film Review: "Remember The Night" (1940) - Ball of Fire: The FIlms of Barbara Stanwyck

How many films out there would make us watch it with a smile? Well, I must say there are not many. But one film will certainly make sure that once you are comfortably sitting in front of your TV, ready for the screening, it will do its very best to ensure that the night you spend watching this adorable, charming, and marvelous film, will be unforgettable. 495 more words

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Golden Earings (1947)

Chosen by you (as they say in Asda), this is another film from the 1940s with striking performances from the leads. Golden Earings is categorised by Imdb as an adventure/romance but it is also a rye comedy of gender (as well perhaps era-specific racial) stereotypes – so be warned if you are one of those who cannot bear seeing history come alive (we don’t have to approve it to acknowledge it was there). 341 more words

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