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Mini-Review - "Mister Roberts" (1955)

I am so glad I decided to watch “The Caine Mutiny” before watching “Mister Roberts,” because that made this experience so hilarious.

Both films take a slightly different approach to a similar story, about a rundown navy ship during World War II, run by a captain that is only out for himself and have gone a bit insane, while the crew is less than thrilled following a crazed-captains’ orders. 516 more words

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Director: W.S. Van Dyke… 915 more words


The Star Studded Couple Blogathon- The Profane Angel and Mr Charles:

This entry is for the Star Studded Couples Blogathon hosted by a cool gal Phyllis, at the blog Phyllis Loves Classic movies. Please click the Banner to find out more! 566 more words


Best picture winner 9: The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard (nominated)
Screenplay by: William Anthony McGuire (nominated)
Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer (won Oscar), Frank Morgan
My rating: 7/10… 516 more words


The Thin Man

In which we are just about to take our first false step

This film is testament to the timelessness of great leads with chemistry.

We’re introduced to Nick Charles (William Powell) as he is at a (classy) bar, teaching the bartenders how to mix drinks: Manhattan to a foxtrot beat, Dry Martini to a waltz.   822 more words

Adapted Screenplay

March 21, 1867: On a Show Boat to Broadway

“Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!”

American Broadway impresario, Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld, Jr. was born March 21, 1867 (died July 22, … 248 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

"The Great Ziegfeld" 1936

Honestly is the best policy. So I shall be honest, I did not have a lot of expectations for this film. After watching the “Grand Hotel” and “The Greatest Show on Earth” I have been jaded by longer older films with lots of spectacle. 1,847 more words

Academy Award Best Picture Challenge