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Bebe Daniels - Silent Screwball

For the Addicted to Screwball Blogathon I am celebrating the career of a truly remarkable lady, who achieved enormous success in silent and talking pictures, movies and radio, in the US and the UK, and in drama as well as comedy, although we’ll be taking a look mostly at Bebe Daniels’ comedic triumphs in this piece. 1,550 more words

William Powell

Reckless (1935)

Jean Harlow starred in this mediocre backstage Broadway musical that shamelessly exploited second husband Paul Bern’s alleged suicide with off-screen boyfriend William Powell and a supporting cast that included Franchot Tone and Rosalind Russell. 14 more words


Nevada (1927)

Starlet Thelma Todd’s fourth appearance on film. With William Powell and Gary Cooper.


Dangerous Money (1924)

For this week’s lost film we’re having a look at a vehicle which starred a lady who was going to be a regular co-star for William Powell – Bebe Daniels. 311 more words


Past Imperfect - #233

Casting Director: “Okay, what exactly are you trying to say with this photo in your portfolio? It comes across as a little… odd. Help me out a bit.” 678 more words


How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

One Million Dollars!

How To Marry a Millionaire was the first movie filmed in Cinemascope (second to be released), and thus is a bit like the Avatar of 1953; a technological showcase but provides little in the way of interesting story or characters. 346 more words

Movie Reviews

William Powell's Silent Villains!

‘Not Guilty’ screamed the headline in Photoplay Magazine in 1929 – ‘Bill Powell declares he is not a picture stealer’. At this point William Powell had appeared in 33 motion pictures since his debut in Sherlock Holmes in 1922. 836 more words