Wednesday, March 12, 2008

 

Cheers for Miss Bishop

IMDb (1941) A tear jerker of the worst kind. I only got it for William Gargan. He was starring in the radio show (Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator) I was listening to at the time. A large cast with a few Perry Mason folks. Played straight with a heavy dose of patriotism. Very little music. Three hankies.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

 

Kid Glove Killer

IMDb (1942) A short crime drama. No time for anything longer. CSI 1942! Microscopes and science and stuff like that. And a pretty good look at a crime lab and techniques of the day too. Very good!

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Monday, March 10, 2008

 

Success at Any Price

IMDb (1934) Genevieve Tobin. Several familiar faces. A straight drama. No music. Genevieve is delightfully skanky... and blonde. Dialog is a bit stilted, but the story works. Moves very fast. The dope wised up at the end. 

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

 

Merrily We Live

IMDb (1938) Constance Bennett. Lots of familiar faces in this light comedy about a zany family. Good performances all around. Very little music, tho. Jolly good fun! 

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

 

Brief Encounter

IMDb (1945) Gack! A chick flick! Terribly British. Talky. Great photography. The director has some skill. Clever construction.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

 

Bunker Bean

IMDb (1936) Hedda Hopper. Lucille Ball! Got this for Hedda iirc, but it's fun to see Lucy so young. A fairy tale in modern clothes. Slow pace, but fast enough. No music. Cute!

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

 

Mystery of the Wax Museum

IMDb (1933) Glenda Farrell, Fay Wray. Looks really old. In color. Delightfully creepy! Very stylish sets and camera work. Overall, kind of funny. Glenda was good though, in her signature role of a fast-talking brassy blonde newspaper reporter. In fact, she stole the film. 

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

 

The Footloose Heiress

IMDb (1937) William Hopper. Ann Sheridan. Pretty good! Fast paced and zany action. Cute ending. 

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Monday, March 03, 2008

 

Broadway Hostess

IMDb (1935) Wini Shaw. Genevieve Tobin. A musical. Dancing girls. What's not to like? The songs are kind of dated, but Wini sings pretty good. The plot thickens and gets kind of dull. Ends on a happy note. Not bad.

Several PM people. Wini, Genevieve (Della)  and Allen Jenkins from the old movies. Lyle Talbot from the series.

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

 

The Third Man

IMDb (1949) It's the music! Again, it's been years since I saw this one. Seems to hold up well. Great scenery and atmosphere. Lots of German Sprache. Excellent!

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Sunset Boulevard

IMDb (1950) Nothing can be said. [time passes] OK, I'll say something. I haven't seen this one in many, many years. It is awesome! Just as awesome as I remembered it. Actually watched it on 3/1/08.

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February Movies

Just a couple this month, then a change in methodology. From now on, I will just blog a movie when I watch it. That should be easier than collecting a pile of notes each month.

Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) 2/10 IMDb
Kind of different. British. Pretty good, but a bit hokey in spots.

Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) 2/16 IMDb
Fun! A cornball comedy. Stereotypical. I didn't like the music much. I can't remember why I got this one. I think I thought William Hopper was in it.

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