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The Beautiful City (1925)

A new picture starring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Gish should have been an easy sell to the cinema going public, but by all accounts The Beautiful City was a lacklustre affair, a melodrama that in the words of the Photoplay Magazine Review was in dire need of some ‘ 151 more words

1920s

The Thin Man (1934)

The Thin Man, 1934, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. B&W, 93 minutes.

Nick Charles (William Powell), a retired detective with a droll wit, is a man who’s happy  now to live on his wife’s fortune and, well, drink a lot. 498 more words

Classic Films

My Man Godfrey (1936)

There’s a key moment in My Man Godrey where the ditzy Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) giddily announces to her mother, “Godfrey loves me. He put me in the shower!” Her mother’s response could best be described as one of indignance but it’s a barrel of laughs for the audience. 1,014 more words

Review

The Thin Man (1934)

“What were you doing on the night of October fifth, nineteen-hundred-and-two?” ~ William Powell as Nick Charles

“I was just a gleam in my father’s eye.” 735 more words

Review

The Bill & Myrna New Year's Blogathon: Double Wedding (1937)

Happy 2018, fellow classic film fans! I must admit that I’m still heartbroken over yesterday’s news of the passing of classic film star Peggy Cummins, but I’m determined to start the new year off right by discussing one of the most revered pairings to ever grace the silver screen: William Powell and Myrna Loy! 986 more words

Blogathons

Evelyn Prentice (1934)

The union of marriage is one that is cherished and celebrated by virtually all societies. It represents love, companionship, and most of all trust between two individuals with presumable a deeply shared connection. 382 more words

Film

The Kennel Murder

With William Powell of The Thin Man movies, I was looking for a suave, witty detective story. If The Thin Man is an A movie, 228 more words

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