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Easy Living (1937)

Easy Living, 1937, Paramount Pictures. Starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. B&W, 89 minutes.

A series of misunderstandings almost lead to a stock crash that could rival that of October 29, 1929, and all because J. 420 more words

Classic Films

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

Classic Movie

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

Blogathon

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

1950s

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

Daily Take

HOLLYWOOD NOW, FRANCE THEN, HOLLYWOOD WAY BACK THEN

Rick’s Journal    —    MY FILM CAREER

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WHAT I SAW LAST WEEK

BLACK MASS     Scott Cooper     2015

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

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