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My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife, 1940, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. Directed by Garson Kanin. B&W, 88 minutes.

Nick Arden (Cary Grant) has been grieving the loss of his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), believed dead in a plane crash, for seven years. 377 more words

Classic Films

Deco Fantasia: the 1935 "She"


The 1935 version of the H. Rider Haggard perennial “She” is an eye-popping display of Art Deco misc-en-scene by Van Nest Polglase with a bit of Mummers’ Parade razzle-dazzle thrown in for good measure. 960 more words

A few scenes that stick with you.

In Ride the High Country there is one pivotal scene at the end of the movie. There is a classic shoot out The two old timers in the film portrayed by Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott fight three opponents in a classic western style o.k. 259 more words

Riding Shotgun

Ever watch a movie and find yourself struggling to quite get a handle on it? I don’t mean in terms of following the plot, rather the direction in which the plot wants to lead your thoughts. 1,058 more words


The Tall T (1957) Part One

A Film of Two Halves

As a child I liked Randolph Scott and I liked all of the Ranown cycle of westerns. They were regularly shown on British television and they pleased me in the same way that The Virginian pleased me. 1,427 more words

Western Approaches

Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

This post was prompted by the “O Canada” Blogathon, hosted by your film friends at Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. Be sure to check out the all the other posts for your weekly fill of glorious… 3,442 more words

Ride the High Country: a battle of generations and moralities

Both a nostalgic homage and a bold renewal of the genre, Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country (1962) was able to capture the essence of the American Westerns while questioning the place of its quintessential characters in an evolving and modernized society. 719 more words