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Tap, Tap, Tap

Fred Astaire seemed like he had the corner on the whole top-hat-and-tails thing, but he had an equally strong counterpart in Eleanor Powell, who also rocked that particular form of evening attire. 1,123 more words


Base-Brawl: William Bendix in KILL THE UMPIRE (Columbia 1950)

Ahh, spring is in the air, that magical time of year, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of… baseball!! That’s right, Dear Readers, Opening Day is upon us once again, and what better way to celebrate the return of America’s National Pastime than taking a look back at KILL THE UMPIRE, a 1950 comedy conceived in the warped mind of former animator  546 more words

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Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Plot: Lil Andrews (Jean Harlow), perhaps better known as Red, is a woman who knows what she wants and knows what to do in order to make it happen. 621 more words

The Clark Gable Blogathon: Saratoga (1937)

Happy February, classic film fans! It’s clear that I’ve been neglecting my most cherished blog once again, though this time it’s for a fantastic reason. Lately I’ve been keeping my head down and focusing on work so I can save up and attend this year’s TCM Film Festival! 961 more words


Watching 1939: Four Girls in White (1939)

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.  511 more words


Destry Rides Again (1939)

  • James Stewart’s first Western.
  • Directed by George Marshall.
  • Love the fonts used in the credits – the Western-style & the script are mixed perfectly!

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