Happy National Classic Movie Day, everyone! What a day! I’m so glad to be officially celebrating it this year, as this post is for Classic Film and TV Cafe’s 5 Stars blogathon. The objective is simple (ha!); write about five favorite classic stars. I wanted to write about actors and actresses I don’t write about often…… Continue reading 5 Stars! for National Classic Movie Day
“Ah, that unique lady. She’s the original, and there are no more examples, and there never will be.” -Billy Wilder Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m irrevocably in love with Audrey Hepburn. She is one of the most important women in my life, and I never once met her, never even knew…… Continue reading May 4th: to the chorus girl with the eyes
I’m actually posting my recap early for the first time this year! I didn’t watch too many memorable films this month, but I continued with my regular 20+ viewings. I watched four Van Johnson movies, including one of his earliest films in which he was a chorus boy. By the time this post is published,…… Continue reading Month in Movies: April
On the surface, Phil Karlson’s Kansas City Confidential appears to be a standard noir. Three criminals are blackmailed into a heist job by a burly and considerably aged Preston Foster. They’re each instructed to wear masks during the robbery. Without knowing each other’s identities, the police won’t either. It truly is the perfect crime, executed…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Toward the Unknown (1956) truly was made for me. It’s an aviation film directed by Mervyn Leroy and starring William Holden. The film is virtually unknown in Bill’s filmography. It’s not as memorable as Sunset Boulevard or Network, or The Bridge on the River Kwai. But it’s certainly worth any Holden fan’s time. It was also…… Continue reading William Holden boldly goes Toward the Unknown
There is no one dreamier than Audrey Hepburn, and nowhere is this more evident than in Billy Wilder’s 1954 romantic comedy, Sabrina. Based on the Samuel Taylor play Sabrina Fair (which I’ve finally borrowed from the library), the film is a Cinderella tale. A chauffeur’s daughter transforms from an awkward duckling into a graceful swan.…… Continue reading The moon’s very own Sabrina Fairchild.
Frank’s Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) is one of those movies that never gets old. I dissolve into uncontrollable laughter each time I watch it, and it actually gets funnier the more I see it. While I don’t have the film memorized, I can quote much of it. And it has one of the…… Continue reading The Brewster Family Curse