Sunday, December 3, 2023

Movies I Watched in November

I guess Alfred from Miracle on 34th Street still has a complex that 
compels him to play Santa Claus. Seen here with Thelma Ritter (who 
was also in Miracle on 34th Street!) in The Proud and Profane (1958).

It was a good Noirvember. I've never watched this many noirs in one month! After I watched Abandoned on Noir Alley I looked up more Dennis O'Keefe movies on Tubi. Cover Up is a good noir to transition from Noirvember to Christmas :) I also watched watched several Glenn Ford noirs. How many noirs did you watch? 

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Thieves Fall Out (1941) - Eddie Albert & Joan Leslie, Jane Darwell, Alan Hale
  2. *The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - Fredric March & Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews & Teresa Wright, Harold Russell & Cathy O’Donnell, Virginia Mayo, Hoagy Carmichael 
  3. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) - Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson
  4. *Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara & John Payne, Natalie Wood
  5. T-Men (1947) - Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Charles McGraw
  6. Framed (1947) - Glenn Ford
  7. The Dark Past (1948) - William Holden, Lee J. Cobb, Nina Foch
  8. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) - Dennis O'Keefe, Raymond Burr
  9. Cover Up (1949) - Dennis O'Keefe & Barbara Britton, William Bendix
  10. Abandoned (1949) - Dennis O'Keefe & Gale Storm, Raymond Burr
  11. Affair in Trinidad (1952) - Glenn Ford & Rita Hayworth
  12. The Big Heat (1953) - Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin
  13. Human Desire (1954) - Glenn Ford & Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford
  14. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - Richard Carlson & Julie Adams
  15. Storm Fear (1955) - Cornel Wilde
  16. The Proud and Profane (1956) - Deborah Kerr & William Holden, Thelma Ritter
  17. The Black Bird (1975) - George Segal ("sequel" to The Maltese Falcon)
  18. The Cheap Detective (1978) - Peter Falk
  19. The Concorde... Airport ‘79 (1979) - Alain Delon, George Kennedy, Eddie Albert
  20. *Moonstruck (1987) - Cher, Nicholas Cage
  21. JFK (1991) - Kevin Costner
  22. *You’ve Got Mail (1998) - Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks
Least Favorite Film: I did not like The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. I had started watching it once and stopped it when Judith Anderson killed the cat. My brother told me it was good so I gave it another shot. I just didn't like it.

Favorite Movie: If you like spoofs than The Cheap Detective is a must watch. It spoofs The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, with a little bit of To Have and Have Not. It was so funny. 

Can you tell who this is a sketch of? From The Proud and Profane (1956).

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Movies I Watched in October

What does Gene Tierney always see in Vincent Price? Lol

Checked off some movies I've been wanting to watch for a while this month. I’ve also been binging Father Knows Best (spotted a couple recycles-see one at the bottom of the post) and started reading Tony Curtis' memoir, American Prince, which I got for a quarter at the library book nook. A little TMI but still an interesting read.

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Here Comes Happiness (1941) - Mildred Coles, Edward Norris
  2. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) - Fay Bainter, Edward Arnold, Richard Ney, Van Johnson, Spring Byington
  3. Shadow of a Woman (1946) - Helmut Dantine & Andrea King
  4. Dragonwyck (1946) - Gene Tierney & Vincent Price, Spring Byington, Anne Revere, Walter Huston
  5. A Woman of Distinction (1950) - Rosalind Russell & Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn
  6. Boots Malone (1952) - William Holden
  7. Bad for Each Other (1953) - Charlton Heston & Lizabeth Scott
  8. Storm Center (1956) - Bette Davis 
  9. *Operation Petticoat (1959) - Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill
  10. Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - Todd Armstrong, Honor Blackman, Nancy Kovack, Laurence Naismith
  11. Mirage (1965) - Gregory Peck & Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy
  12. Who’s Minding the Mint? (1967) - Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Walter Brennan, Milton Berle, Joey Bishop
  13. No Escape (1994) - Ray Liotta
  14. Corrina, Corrina (1994) - Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Ray Liotta, Don Ameche (final film)
  15. A Perfect Murder (1998) - Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortenson
Least Favorite Film: Storm Center, while not a bad movie, isn't a movie anyone's going to watch more than once. For a book lover, it was tough watching the library burn. 

Favorite MovieA Woman of Distinction was funny, though I don't really see anyone falling that quick for older Ray Milland. Sadly, it's not on dvd. I watched it on tubi before it was removed, but I'm sure it will show up on there again. There's a fair copy on youtube. I finally got to watch Who’s Minding the Mint?, which I've been wanting to see for a while. It was very funny and a little stressful. My favorite moment was when Dorothy Provine was tiptoeing in her ballet slippers. Mirage felt similar to a Hitchcock film but without any of Hitchcock's signature humor. 

Leaf print couch in the Anderson's den on Father Knows Best...

...the same couch in Storm Center (1956)!! Both were filmed at Columbia Studios.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Missed My Blog Anniversary...

That face you make when you realize you've missed your blog anniversary... again. 

October 8th marked nine years since I began this blog. In 2019 I shared a list with my favorite film from each year starting with 1928 and the following year I filled in a few blanks from years I had skipped because I either hadn’t seen any from that year or the ones I had seen I didn’t really care for. Here are a few more “blanks” I've filled in: 

1929 - The Love Parade 

1970 - (I need some recommendations for this year lol. The only 1970 film I've seen is Airport)
1971 - Fools' Parade - James Stewart, Kurt Russell
1974 - The Towering Inferno (could change)

CHANGE 1984 from Protocol (Goldie Hawn) to - Swing Shift - Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
CHANGE 1986 from The Three Amigos! to - Tough Guys - Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach

1991 - Oscar - Sylvester Stallone

2013 - Safe Haven - Jullianne Hough & Josh Duhamel
CHANGE 2018 from Like Father to - Destination Wedding - Keanu Reeves & Wynona Rider

2020 - The Lost Husband - Josh Duhamel
2021 - Jungle Cruise - Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt
2022 - Downton Abbey: A New Era
2023 - haven't seen any yet

One day I hope to start my different series up again and get back into hosting blogathons. Thank you to those who keep sticking around this barren landscape lol :/

Movies I Watched in September

Had trouble deciding on my favorite movies and what picture to put at the top, which is why this post is incredibly late. Thought I was going to have a short list for September (I was out of town for two weeks) but made up for it at the last minute. Any guesses who I crushed on this month? Lol

* indicates a rewatch

  1. The Lady is Willing (1942) - Marlene Dietrich & Fred MacMurray
  2. Over 21 (1945) - Irene Dunne, Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn
  3. The Return of October (1948) - Glenn Ford & Terry Moore, James Gleason, Dame May Whitty
  4. The Man From the Alamo (1953) - Glenn Ford & Julie Adams, Hugh O'Brian, Chill Wills
  5. The Big Land (1957) - Alan Ladd & Virginia Mayo, Edmund O’Brien, David Ladd
  6. The Italian Job (1969) - Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Rossano Brazzi
  7. Superdad (1973) - Bob Crane, Kurt Russell, Barbara Rush
  8. Father Knows Best Reunion (1977) - Robert Young & Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin
  9. Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (1977) - Robert Young & Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin
  10. Field of Dreams (1989) - Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan
  11. Article 99 (1992) - Ray Liotta, Keifer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Eli Wallach, John Mahoney
  12. *Robin Hood Men in Tights (1993) - Cary Elwes, Dave Chapelle, Roger Rees, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise
  13. Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) - Danny Glover, Ray Liotta
  14. Unforgettable (1996) - Ray Liotta
  15. Pilgrim (2000) - Ray Liotta
  16. Heartbreakers (2001) - Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Anne Bancroft
  17. A Rumor of Angels (2002) - Vanessa Redgrave, Trevor Morgan, Ray Liotta
  18. Miracle (2004) - Kurt Russell, Eddie Cahill
  19. *Beastly (2011) - Alex Pettyfer & Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris
Reinventing Elvis: The ‘68 Comeback (2023) - Paramount+

Least Favorite Film: I couldn't really get into The Man From the Alamo. Beastly wasn't as good as I remembered from when I watched it in college. I think Austin Butler would be great in a modern Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Favorite Movie: Hard to pick a favorite. Over 21 was a fun discovery. The Father Knows Best reunions were well done. I liked several Ray Liotta films but only because he was in them (I love elderly Eli Wallach ♥). Liotta wasn't in much of A Rumor of Angels but it was very good, and something that would have never come across my radar if I hadn't been watching every Liotta movie I could find online (it's on Freevee). 

Friday, September 1, 2023

Movies I Watched in August

Walter Brennan and Robert Ryan in Best of the Badmen (1951)

What a great movie month! I watched more movies on TCM than I did in the first five months of the year combined. This is due to August's Summer Under the Stars, which always has a fantastic lineup. I watched several movies for Alan Ladd, Ronald Colman, and Carole Lombard (and Ernest Borgnine in the process). I also watched more Glenn Ford, but he didn't have his own day for SUTS. I also started listening to the old radio show "The Halls of Ivy" starring Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume. If you like Colman then you need to give it a listen. It's on YouTube and can also be found as a podcast, if you want to be able to download and listen on the go. It was also made into a TV show, but there's only one ep. on YouTube :(

Also this month I *gasp* wrote a blogthon post!! You can read my review of A Woman's Face (1938) for the Ingrid Bergman Blogathon here.

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Condemned (1929) - Ronald Colman & Ann Harding
  2. Bulldog Drummond (1929) - Ronald Colman & Joan Bennett
  3. No More Orchids (1932) - Carole Lombard & Lyle Talbot
  4. Lady by Choice (1934) - Carole Lombard, May Robson
  5. *Swing High, Swing Low (1937) - Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Lamour
  6. The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) - Joan Blondell, Edward Everett Horton, Jane Wyman
  7. *Lost Horizon (1937) - Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell
  8. *The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) - Ronald Colman & Madeline Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven
  9. *A Woman’s Face (1938-Swedish) - Ingrid Bergman 
  10. The Light That Failed (1939) - Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Ida Lupino
  11. Joan of Paris (1942) - Paul Henreid & Michelle Morgan, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, May Robson, Alan Ladd
  12. *The Senator was Indiscreet (1947) - William Powell, Ella Raines
  13. *Julia Misbehaves (1948) - Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon, Elizabeth Taylor & Peter Lawford, Cesar Romero, Nigel Bruce
  14. Lust for Gold (1949) - Glenn Ford & Ida Lupino
  15. The Whip Hand (1951) - Raymond Burr 
  16. The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951) - Lloyd Bridges, Ernest Borgnine
  17. Best of the Badmen (1951) - Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Preston Foster, Bruce Cabot, Walter Brennan
  18. The Iron Mistress (1952) - Alan Ladd & Virginia Mayo
  19. The Violent Men (1955) - Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith
  20. The McConnell Story (1955) - Alan Ladd & June Allyson, James Whitmore
  21. Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957) - Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr
  22. Fire Down Below (1957) - Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon
  23. The Deep Six (1958) - Alan Ladd, James Whitmore, Keenan Wynn
  24. The Badlanders (1958) - Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado
  25. Torpedo Run (1958) - Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine
  26. Cry for Happy (1961) - Glenn Ford, Donald O'Conner, James Shigeta
  27. Advance to the Rear (1964) - Glenn Ford & Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Alan Hale Jr.
  28. Rage (1966) - Glenn Ford & Stella Stevens
  29. Unlawful Entry (1992) - Ray Liotta, Kurt Russell
  30. Erin Brockovich (2000) - Julia Roberts, Albert Finney
Least Favorite Film: I hate to pick a least favorite. Liotta was creepy in Unlawful Entry.

Favorite Movie: Advance to the Rear was so funny!! I was very distracted by Glenn Ford’s open shirt collar though..! And I finally got to see Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, which I've been wanting to see for over a decade. I will definitely be getting both movies on dvd. The Whistle at Eaton Falls is another one. The cinematography was great. I had recalled hearing about it before and when I found out it had Lloyd Bridges in it I had to watch it. 

Favorite Line: "You mean to say you were a physical wreck before you used Peptona?" Carole Lombard in No More Orchids (1932).

Random Thoughts: Douglas Fairbanks would have been great as ex-King Alfred in The King and the Chorus Girl. ••• Kind of weird to cast Thomas Mitchell as a Parisienne priest in Joan of Paris. A French actor would have made more sense. Also, why didn't Henreid go to his rendezvous just in case, even though he was late? And I thought the priest was going to get Ladd a doctor? ••• Rock Hudson would have made a great lead in The Whip Hand and elevated the film from a B to an A picture. ••• The end of The McConnell Story :( ••• Cry for Happy had too much Donald O'Conner and not enough James Shigeta. Torpedo Run should have been more tense than it was.

I LOVE Claire Trevor's wardrobe in Best of the Badmen (1951).

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

A Woman’s Face/En Kvinnas Ansikte (1938)

A Woman's Face/En Kvinnas Ansikte (1938) was the first of Ingrid Bergman's Swedish films I had ever seen, and to say she impressed me is an understatement. I've been wanting to revisit it ever since, and The 6th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema gave me the push I needed (make sure to visit her blog and see all of the other entries celebrating this great actress' birthday).

Bergman plays Anna Holm, an embittered young woman whose face was disfigured in a fire as a child. Anna and her gang of criminals are in the business of blackmail. One of her "coworkers" provides the group with names of wealthy men and women he sees going out with someone who is not their spouse at the establishment where he works as a waiter. One of the persons they are blackmailing is a woman whose letters to a man not her husband are now in the possession of the group. Just before Anna goes to her house to collect the money in exchange for the letters, they entertain a prospective client, a young man named Torsten Barring, who could become heir to his uncle's fortune IF a certain something should happen to the current, heir, his little six-year-old grandson. The job would require a young woman to pose as a nanny for several months, earn the love and respect of the family, and then engineer an "accident," eliminating the little boy so that the millions he is set to inherit will go to the nephew instead.

Ingrid's performance in this scene is masterful. She alternates between steeliness and ruthlessness, unconscious shame as she covers her scar with her hand when the client looks at her - in a gesture meant to look like she's simply rubbing something away, diffidence, and anguish when her disfigurement is pointed out. It is especially that last action that reveals the self under the tough facade. She reacts as if she has been slapped. A wild, wounded look in her eyes springs forth as her hand flies to her face to cover it. 

We see the anguish again when she goes to collect the money from the wife of a wealthy doctor. She arrives with hat pulled low and collar turned up but reveals her face to frighten the wife into meeting her demands. The wife gives her some jewels, then leaves to get more money. While she is away, Anna walks around and, going into the doctor's home office, comes across a book showing before and after photos of the facial reconstruction of WWI soldiers. At the sound of the doctor coming home unexpectedly she tries to hide but she stumbles in the dark and injures her foot. Seeing the jewels in her bag, he thinks she was robbing them. He goes to call the police before noticing she is injured. All of the bravado is gone and she is like a child, frightened and needing help. Being a doctor, he binds her foot.

The wife arrives home and convinces her husband to not press charges, pretending to "feel sorry for the girl." The doctor asks Anna why she doesn't have "honest work." "With my looks?" she scoffs bitterly. As he questions her further the defenses come up. "But what's it to you? It's my face! It's none of your business! I know I'm a monster." And when he tells her the next time she is caught she won't be so lucky she screams out "I don't care! The way I look, life is hell anyway. If I look this terrible my life must be terrible." Before she becomes hysterical, he turns the subject back to her injured foot. After finding out she has no one to take care of her, he tells her he will send her to his clinic to heal her foot and possibly give her a better outlook on life. "I'm afraid I will disappoint you," she replies." You think I can compete with honest people? Not a chance!" He examines her face and then asks her a life-altering question: "What if I gave you a chance?"

The day arrives for Dr. Wegert to remove the bandages from her face. If he is successful then Anna will return the letters to Mrs. Wegert for free. However, as Anna is being wheeled out of the room, she hands them over to her, her bitterness gone. The scene where the bandages are removed is tense, with that half of her face hidden from the camera by the doctor, the light, and the mirror she uses to see the positive results.

Suddenly we jump to a scene at the train station. Torsten, the young man from earlier, is putting Anna on the train to Forsa. He doesn't recognize her as Miss Holm, thinking she is a Miss Paulsson recommended by Miss Holm. It is only when he introduces her to Harald Berg, another uncle to the little boy she is going to take care of, and she moves her hand in the old familiar gesture to conceal her face that he realizes who she is. Harald and Anna make the journey to Forsa together and he introduces her to the family. Lars-Erick, the little boy, is loved and spoiled his grandfather and the housekeeper Emma. Grandfather Barring is a little concerned at how serious Anna is at first, and tells her his hopes for her and Lars-Erick, whose parents died when he was a baby.

After putting Lars-Erick to bed, he asks her to kiss him goodnight. Anna leans over stiffly but the little boy embraces her and showers her face with kisses. She is shaken at this uninhibited demonstration of love and a change comes over her face. It doesn't take long afterwards for Anna to dote on Lars-Erick the way the rest of the family does. Her newfound happiness doesn't last long, however. Torsten comes for a visit and, getting Anna alone, tells her his plans for the "accident." There are some falls nearby, very treacherous to anyone getting too close to the edge. When Anna refuses, he becomes the blackmailer, telling her he knows who she is. He threatens to expose her. Anna fights back, saying she will tell his uncle that Torsten had been forging checks in his name. Back up in her room, Anna cries, then comforts Lars-Erick when he has a bad dream. The caresses she gives him are no longer wooden, but tender and natural. 

Anna and Harald go skiing up to the falls, where Harald tells Anna how he feels about her. Meanwhile her old gang has arrived and they try to control Anna, as they have been involved with the forged checks. Anna once again refuses, saying she'll quit first. Torsten declares that if she doesn't come through with the deed he will do it himself. 


The opportunity arises at a birthday sleigh ride. Torsten takes Lars-Erick in his sleigh, while Anna rides with Harald, who plans to propose. A fallen torch spooks the horses of Torsten's sleigh and it takes off. Anna screams that he will kill Lars- Erick and spills out the entire story as she and Harald chase after the runaways. They manage to catch up and get Lars-Erick into their sleigh, but Harald falls out, seriously injuring his head, and Torsten is killed. When Anna's old gang hears the news, they take the next train out of town. 

Later, a baffled Grandfather informs Anna that Harald has quit his job and is going away to recover, instead of staying with them. Anna reassures him that Harald will come back. We know by the way she looks sadly at Lars-Erick that she intends to leave.

Harald is sent to Dr. Wergert's clinic. Anna goes to see Harald, and tells the Dr. she took the chance he gave her to change her life. She goes in to see Harald and tells him about her dismal childhood and the fire that scarred her and took her parents. He tells her he wants to run away with her where no one will know who they are, but she knows it would never work, and they part. 

She is unsure of the future until Dr. Wergert, who is going to China with the Red Cross Ambulance (he is also starting a new life after splitting from his wife), offers her the job of governess to his cousin's child living in China. The movie ends with hope for the future. On the boat as it leaves the harbor, Dr. Wergert says to Anna, "Let's agree on one thing. Nothing has existed before this moment The future begins now."

* * *

Bergman had to beg for the role of Anna in A Woman's Face. At first Swedish Films refused, saying her fans wouldn't want to see her disfigured. But she eventually won by agreeing to do another film they wanted her to do, Only One Night, which she considered "a piece of junk." And it was her husband, Petter, who devised the brace Ingrid wore in her mouth to distort her face. Once, she accidentally went out with her disfiguring makeup and noticed people looking at her in horror, pity, or averting their gaze. She quickly left. "I learned a valuable lesson that day. We all live in different worlds, and I am one of the luckiest people ever. Some people are so terribly tested by life. From the first days I could remember, I had known only smiles and compliments" (Ingrid Bergman: A Personal Biography, Charlotte Chandler).

If you've never seen any of Ingrid's Swedish films, I highly recommend that you seek them out. If your library has Kanopy you can watch it on there, as well as elsewhere online or on Criterion dvd.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Movies I Watched in July

LOVE this dress on Lauren Bacall in Woman’s World (1954).

I finally read the Fred MacMurray biography by Charles Tranberg (the copy at the library disappeared and I finally found an inexpensive used copy-signed by the author!). I also read Shane by Jack Schaefer (been waiting for the library copy to be returned so I could check it out lol). I want to buy my own copy now but I want one with Alan Ladd on the cover and so far I've only seen one pictured online. I would have thought there would be several to choose from, given the popularity of the film. I also finally finished reading Mrs. Miniver. I had started reading it on the Internet Archive, liked it, ordered a copy, and then when I got it didn't get back to reading it. It doesn't have a flow to the story like the film, as each chapter was originally an article in a magazine. Some chapters felt very much like the film, while others not so much. I greatly enjoyed it though. 

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Passport to Destiny (1944) - Elsa Lanchester
  2. Horizon’s West (1952) - Robert Ryan, Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr, Julie Adams, James Arness 
  3. *Shane (1952) - Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon de Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson
  4. Plunder of the Sun (1953) - Glenn Ford, Sean McClory
  5. The Las Vegas Story (1952) - Victor Mature & Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Hoagy Carmichael
  6. Woman’s World (1954) - Clifton Webb, Lauren Bacall & Fred MacMurray, June Allyson & Cornel Wilde, Arlene Dahl & Van Heflin
  7. The Tarnished Angels (1957) - Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack Carson
  8. *This Could Be the Night (1957) Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa 
  9. Third Man on the Mountain (1959) - James MacAurthur, Michael Rennie, Janet Munro, Laurence Naismith
  10. *Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curst of the Black Pearl (2003) - Johnny Depp, Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush
  11. *Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Johnny Depp, Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom
  12. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) - Johnny Depp, Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Harris
  13. Viceroy’s House (2017) - Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson
  14. *Wonder Woman (2017) - Gal Gadot & Chris Pine
  15. *Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) - Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, etc.

Least Favorite Film: Hmm, probably Plunder of the Sun. I love Glenn Ford but I don't like Sean McClory, and I just couldn't get into the story. I picked up the dvd at Goodwill. The special features were great though! Fascinating history tidbits and behind-the-scenes photos!

Favorite Movie: I really enjoyed Elsa Lanchester's performance in Passport to Destiny. A unique little film. It's been over a decade since I saw the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and I definitely enjoyed them more this time around. I'd seen several scenes from the third film before but am counting it as a first-time watch. I liked the first one best.

Love Lauren Bacall's outfit here!