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MOVIE: Saratoga (1937)

MOVIE: Saratoga ( 1937)

Original story and screen play by Anita Loos and Robert Hopkins

Directed by John Conway

Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Pigeon, Frank Morgan, Una Merkel, Hattie McDaniels… 155 more words

Classic Movies 1930's

The Bat Whispers (1930) - reviewed by George

This 85-year-old movie was shot in 65 mm Widescreen! Man, I still can’t believe it! I thought widescreen began with “The Robe” in 1953, so I went to Wikipedia to explore. 703 more words

Movies

BOMBSHELL

                Lee Tracy and Jean Harlow in Victor Fleming’s “BOMBSHELL” ( 1933 )

Folks, for my money BOMBSHELL” ( 1933 ) is a qualitative, unequivocal hit. 1,062 more words

COMEDY

SPOTLIGHT: Youthful Pre-Code Young (IV)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of the beautiful Loretta Young (1913-2000), whose work we’ve never covered before here on Film Friday! 828 more words

Films

Born to Dance (1936) - Eleanor Powell, Cole Porter, and Jimmy Stewart sings and dances...sort of

My admittedly limited experience with Eleanor Powell musicals from MGM is that they are a mishmash of music, comedic routines, dancing numbers, general extravaganza and a dash of plot just to keep things interesting.  766 more words

Movie Review

The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 1934)

The Merry Widow is a shallow masterpiece. Sonia (Jeanette MacDonald), the richest woman in Warshovia has been widowed, might be hooked by a foreigner and send the country’s economy into a tailspin. 530 more words