Van Johnson’s remarkable ease in Easy to Wed (1946)

Van! Van! Van!: my constant refrain. Easy to Wed is a remake of the 1936 film, Libeled Lady, which starred such heavyweights as William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, and Jean Harlow. I actually like this version better than the original, but I can only draw favorable comparisons between each cast. Van and Esther Williams … Continue reading Van Johnson’s remarkable ease in Easy to Wed (1946)

I’ve done a lot of dreaming with The Harvey Girls (1946)

George Sidney's The Harvey Girls combines my most beloved film genre - the musical - with my most dreaded - the western. What results is a splendid woman centered story about dreams, romance, civilizing the west (ah), and finding your place in the great big world. The Santa Fe California Limited of the Atchinson, Topeka … Continue reading I’ve done a lot of dreaming with The Harvey Girls (1946)

June Allyson in The Secret Heart (1946)

Although I'm traveling this weekend, I couldn't pass up the chance to write a special post in honor of today's birthday girl, June Allyson. Born Eleanor Geisman on October 7, 1917 in the Bronx, Junie willed herself into stardom. She became the quintessential wholesome girl next door. While I've heard that she's unpopular among classic film fans (most people … Continue reading June Allyson in The Secret Heart (1946)