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Cafe Metropole (1937) - Tyrone Power and Loretta Young

1930s Hollywood had a thing for impoverished royal Russians in exile who were obliged to take menial jobs to earn their living, like being a waiter, taxi driver, elevator operator or dressmaker. 904 more words

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My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon: Bringing Up Baby

Today is the National Classic Movie Day. For the occasion, I’m participating to the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon, hosted by Classic Film and TV Café. 1,745 more words


The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Image credit: MGM Studios

Directed by George Cukor

This is how it should be done. Now this is a classic film, not just as classic romantic comedy, but a classic film, in general. 1,672 more words

Romantic Comedy

The Stake Podcast - Charade

Charade. 1963. Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, romance, thriller, comedy, directed by Stanley Donen. Perhaps its a surprise that Charade led to our most combative episode yet. 82 more words

Stake Podcast

The Great McGinty (1940) - Political Satire by Preston Sturges

My predominant impression of The Great McGinty is unfortunately somewhat overshadowed by the fact that I had a very bad stomach ache when I watched it, though it had nothing to do with the movie. 1,059 more words


How to Make a 1930s Screwball Comedy

Dear Reader, we’ve made our peace with the fact we’ll never be nominated for a screenwriting Oscar. We’re not too broken up about this, just like we’re OK with not being selected for the NASA Aeronautics Academy. 605 more words


The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) - Preston Sturges

I love Preston Sturges movies. They’re bit zany, a bit risque, a bit sweet without being sentimental, a bit idiosyncratic, irreverent, slapstick, tender. They always leave me with a slight with a “huh? 1,019 more words

Movies Made During WWII