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Born to Dance (1936) - reviewed by George

James Stewart gets second billing under Eleanor Powell  in his only musical. He dances very well and he sings okay – not great, but pretty darned good. 289 more words


Midnight Mary (1933)

  • Directed by William Wellman, story written by Anita Loos (screenplay by Kathryn Scola & Gene Markey), and gowns by Adrian.

Pre Code Confidential #11: THE MALTESE FALCON (Warner Brothers 1931)

Everybody knows the 1941 Humphrey Bogart/John Huston classic THE MALTESE FALCON, but only true film fanatics watch the original 1931 version. Since I fall squarely into that category, I recently viewed the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s seminal private eye yarn. 705 more words

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I Love Melvin (1953)

I Love Melvin reunites Singin’ in the Rain stars Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds; in fact, this film began shooting about a month after… 4,115 more words


Private Lives (1931)

  • Based on a play by Noël Coward.
  • Directed by…Sidney Franklin! (He was also the director of THE GOOD EARTH, the last movie I watched! What a charming coincidence.)
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Destry Rides Again (1939)

Directed by George Marshall
Written by Felix Jackson & Gertrude Purcell & Henry Myers

1939 is one of those famous years for cinema. A year where there are a handful of films that could have easily won Best Picture in a different year, or could easily make their way onto a Top 100 films of all-time list.  681 more words