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The Kentuckian (1955) Burt Lancaster in the Fifties

Like many stars experiencing their peak years at the box-office, Burt Lancaster felt the need to get behind the camera and direct himself. He chose to do so in the comfortable surroundings of an outdoor adventure and wisely hired a solid cast of character players to surround himself with. 648 more words

Daily Take

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Movie Challenge..... Bombshell (1933)

Back to a pre-code assignment from blogger pal Kristina over at the Speakeasy. It’s time for our monthly challenge when we give each other a title we haven’t yet seen to help broaden our movie going experiences. 939 more words

Mad Movie Challenge

Evelyn Prentice (1934)

This one isn’t funny… but then it isn’t supposed to be. Of the first four Powell-Loy films, three of them were not comedies.Evelyn Prentice is a melodrama. 447 more words


The Bank Dick

Released:  1940

Cast:  W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel

SUMMARY:  In the small town of Lompoc, Egbert Souse (W.C. Fields) lives with his wife, two daughters, and mother-in-law.   767 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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


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