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Make Way for Tomorrow, 1937, Leo McCarey

“Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother.”

Aging is a not a sexy topic for Hollywood. Coming of age stories are different. Dealing with the adversity of adulthood is different. 1,312 more words


Thou Swell, Thou Witty, Thou Rodgers & Hart in the '20s (X)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday and the conclusion of our two month series on the 1920s book musicals of Rodgers and Hart, a team whose ’30s and ’40s work had been fairly well represented here in the past. 362 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Richard Thorpe, director (1896-1991)
See the work of Richard Thrope tomorrow in What Next, Corporal Hargrove (1945) at 8:00AM (ET) as part of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar… 57 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Setter's 'Spectives: When a Little Bit's Enough

I only got the chance to see the last 30 minutes or so of Make Way for Tomorrow last night on TV, but I didn’t need any more. 192 more words


Gold Diggers of 1937 (Lloyd Bacon, 1936)

As usual with films which have dates in the title, Gold Diggers of 1937 was actually made the previous year. It stars Joan Blondell, one of my favourite actresses, opposite her real-life husband of the time, Dick Powell. 1,073 more words

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A Poem To Share From The 1937 Film - Make Way For Tomorrow

I recently watched an old movie made in 1937 called Make Way For Tomorrow.   You can click on the link to read about the plot.  231 more words


F Is For… FUNNY FACE (1927)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! Today, we’re continuing our series of alphabetically ordered posts on forgotten musicals from the ’10s – ’40s. Over the next 25 weeks (note that I will not be doing a post for the letter X), I’ll be covering a different forgotten musical. 898 more words