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Week 20: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Comedies, and Cattle

Disclaimer: This essay discusses spoilers for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. If you want to avoid spoilers, watch the movie first!

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GPL's Third Floor Film Series Presents: A Screwball Summer

On Thursday, a lively group gathered in Greenville Public Library’s third floor to watch Mary Pickford’s silent classic Sparrows, thus concluding the 2016 spring season for our Third Floor Film Series. 651 more words

GPL Happenings

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 1941, RKO Radio Pictures.  Starring Robert Montgomery, Carole Lombard.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  B&W, 94 minutes.

This charming romantic comedy is a departure for Alfred Hitchcock from his usual suspense dramas, but it is a delightful one, with the best elements of the story found in his direction and the details of the finely written script by Norman Krasna. 574 more words

Classic Movies
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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

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)


Whilst I’ve yet to see their remake of The Ladykillers, Intolerable Cruelty is almost the Coen Brothers’ worst film to date. Yet, ‘worst’ feels like the wrong word. 128 more words

Film Reviews

The Major and the Minor

The Major and the Minor, 1942, Paramount Pictures. Starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson. Directed by Billy Wilder. B&W, 101 minutes

After a year of trying to make it in New York, Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) is ready to return home to the security, even probable dullness, of small town Iowa. 615 more words

Classic Movies