Friday, July 31, 2020

Movies I Watched in July

House of Bamboo (1955)

Well, this month I randomly fell for Robert Stack. Maybe because I finally watched a movie where he didn’t fall apart lol (Written on the Wind, The High and the Mighty, etc.). I started watching John Paul Jones because Bette Davis was in it (she basically just has a cameo scene at the end) and ended up really enjoying it. Then I watched House of Bamboo, which I’ve been meaning to watch for Robert RYAN but hadn’t been in the mood for. I’m glad I waited. Then of course I watched anything I could find with Stack online, including some of his television appearances (YouTube and Internet Archive). I really want to watch The Untouchables but my library is only allowing in-house checkouts so I can’t request it from another library :( Same goes for Stack’s autobiography, Straight Shooting. There are some great interviews on YouTube, especially one from 1999 where he talks about Hollywood in length.

Robert Stack and Olivia de Havilland

I’ve also been getting a hoot out of listening to The Jack Carson Show. Side effects include singing the Campbell’s Soup jingle constantly... Other familiar voices are Arthur Treacher and Irene Ryan (Granny from The Beverley Hillbillies). Take a listen!


I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Olivia de Havilland a few days ago. I hosted four blogathons in her honor beginning with her 100th birthday in 2016. I did not end up hosting one this year however. I wanted to share a post I wrote for that first blogathon on My Journey with Olivia

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  1. The Cocoanuts (1928) - Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont 
  2. Wide Open (1930) - Edward Everett Horton, Louise Beavers
  3. Arrowsmith (1931) - Ronald Colman & Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy
  4. Consolation Marriage (1931) - Pat O’Brien & Irene Dunne, Myrna Loy
  5. Gambling Lady (1934) - Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea, Pat O’Brien, Claire Dodd, C. Aubrey Smith
  6. Blackwell’s Island (1939) - John Garfield & Rosemary Lane
  7. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 
  8. The Mortal Storm (1940) - James Stewart & Maureen Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Robert Young, Irene Rich, Maria Ouspenskaya, Bonita Granville, Robert Stack, Gene Reynolds, Ward Bond, Dan Dailey
  9. The House of Seven Gables (1940) - George Sanders, Margaret Lindsey, Vincent Price 
  10. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - James Cagney & Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, George Tobias, S.Z. Sakall
  11. Casanova Brown (1944) - Gary Cooper & Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, Anita Louise 
  12. The Sign of the Ram (1948) - Susan Peters, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner, Diana Douglas, Dame May Whitty
  13. Silver River (1948) - Errol Flynn & Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell
  14. The Bribe (1949) - Robert Taylor & Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, John Hodiak
  15. Stranger from Venus (1954) - Patricia Neal
  16. The Long Gray Line (1955) - Tyrone Power & Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond, Harry Carey Jr., Patrick Wayne
  17. House of Bamboo (1955) - Robert Stack, Robert Ryan
  18. Trapeze (1956) - Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado 
  19. Saddle the Wind (1958) - Robert Taylor & Julie London, Donald Crisp
  20. The Gift of Love (1958) - Lauren Bacall & Robert Stack, Lorne Greene
  21. John Paul Jones (1959) - Robert Stack, Charles Coburn, Jean Pierre Aumont, Bette Davis
  22. Scent of Mystery (1960) - Denholm Elliot, Peter Lorre, Beverly Bentley, Paul Lukas
  23. Spartacus (1960) - Kirk Douglas & Jean Simmons, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Woody, Strode, John Ireland, John Gavin, Nina Foch
  24. Captain Newman, M.D. (1963) - Gregory Peck & Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert, Robert Duvall
  25. Cattle King (1963) - Robert Taylor
  26. Three Days if the Condor (1975) - Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson 
  27. International Velvet (1979) - Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman
  28. Airplane! (1980) - Leslie Neilson, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack
  29. Seems Like Old Times (1980) - Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase
  30. Bird on a Wire (1990) - Mel Gibson & Goldie Hawn 
  31. *The Bourne Identity (2002) - Matt Damon & Franke Potente
  32. Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (2020) - James Roday Rodriguez, Dule Hill, Timothy Odmunson, Maggie Lawson, Jazmyn Simon Hill, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernson, 
This is Cinerama (1952)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour: A Portrait of Murder aka Laura (1955) - Robert Stack, Dana Wynter, George Sanders

Least Favorite Film: Cattle King wasn't anything special. I only watched it for Robert Taylor since earlier this year I ended up watching several of this films so now I'm watching any that TCM shows that I haven't seen yet.

Favorite MovieThree Days if the Condor was soooo good!! I also read the book it was based on by James Grady, Six Days of the Condor. House of Bamboo was really good. I loved the way it was filmed. Airplane! was hilarious! I also really liked The Bribe  and Wide Open, which was cute.

My favorite part is at 3:06.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Movies I Watched in June


This month I watched my first Elvis movie (actually four)! I also finally finished watching The Golden Girls as well as the final three seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Read The Purple Diaries by Joseph Egan. If you have a library card you can read it free on Hoopla. The day I finished it TCM aired Dodsworth, which was perfect timing.

  1. Show of Shows (1929) - John Barrymore, Chester Morris, Myrna Loy, Dolores Costello, Noah Beery 
  2. Animal Crackers (1930) - Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Lillian Roth
  3. King Kong (1933) - Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot 
  4. Sadie McKee (1934) - Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Gene Raymond, Edward Arnold 
  5. Annie Oakley (1935) - Barbara Stanwyck & Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas 
  6. Dodsworth (1936) - Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, Maria Ouspenskaya, Spring Byington, John Payne
  7. Kid Galahad (1937) - Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Jane Bryan, Harry Carey 
  8. They Made Me a Criminal (1939) - John Garfield & Gloria Dickson, the Dead End Kids, Claude Rains, May Robson, Ann Sheridan 
  9. Design for Scandal (1941) - Rosalind Russell & Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman
  10. Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) - Robert Ryan
  11. Assignment in Brittany (1943) - Pierre Aumont & Susan Peters
  12. *Pride of the Marines (1945) - John Garfield & Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark
  13. Saratoga Trunk (1946) - Ingrid Bergman & Gary Cooper, Flora Robson
  14. Pitfall (1948) - Dick Powell & Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr
  15. The Red Badge of Courage (1951) - Audie Murphy 
  16. Diplomatic Courier (1952) - Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Karl Malden, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson
  17. The High and the Mighty (1954) - John Wayne, Robert Stack, Claire Trevor, Phil Harris
  18. Uranium Boom (1956) - Dennis Morgan, William Talman 
  19. Blue Hawaii (1961) - Elvis Presley & Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury 
  20. Kid Galahad (1962) - Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman, Charles Bronson
  21. Roustabout (1964) - Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck 
  22. Viva Las Vegas (1964) - Elvis Presley & Ann-Margaret, William Demerest 
  23. *Ride the Wild Surf (1964) - Fabian Forte & Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter, Peter Brown & Barbara Eden, Susan Hart
  24. S.O.S. Titanic (1979) - David Janssen, David Warner, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm
Least Favorite Film: I skipped through Show of Shows. Uranium Boom is definitely under my least favorite Dennis Morgan movies. It’s on YouTube.

Favorite Movie: I really liked several movies this month, but the one I wanted to watch again the next day was Blue Hawaii. I LOVE early 60s Hawaiian movies (Donovan’s Reef is a big favorite in our house). Others I really enjoyed were Dodsworth, the 1937 Kid GalahadThey Made Me a CriminalAssignment in Brittany, Saratoga Trunk, Pitfall, and Diplomatic Courier. King Kong was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I guess I expected it to be more campy.

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Disaster Blogathon! On Board the Poseidon


Everyone always wonders how they would react in the event of a disastrous incident. Would you be a leader? Follower? Or that one guy who is a pain in the you-know-what to everyone around him (or maybe you’re the sexy lady running around in the strategically torn dress 😉).

Disaster movies are a way for us to imagine ourselves in these situations. From the dawn of film to the present, whether it be fire, flood, or earthquake, an erupting volcano or a shipwreck, killer mutant insects or zombies, to the modern apocalyptic films Hollywood loves so much, there is literally a movie for every disaster imaginable.

It was in the 1970s however, that the disaster movie became a genre of it’s own. And the man behind it was none other than the “Master of Disaster” himself, Irwin Allen.


One of his biggest hits, grossing over $84 million, was The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Based on the novel by Paul Gallico and directed by Ronald Neame, the film has an impressive cast of Oscar winners and nominees: Gene Hackman (2x winner), Ernest Borgnine (1955 winner), Shelley Winters (2x winner and 1 nomination), Red Buttons (1958 winner), Carol Lynley (2x Golden Globe nominee), Roddy McDowell (Golden Globe nominee), Stella Stevens (Golden Globe winner), Arthur O’Connell (2x nominee), and Jack Albertson (1969 winner). The cast also newcomer Pamela Sue Martin and child Actor Eric Shea (The Magical World of Disney). Playing the captain of the doomed Poseidon: Leslie Nielsen.


It’s New Year’s Eve and the Poseidon is making her final voyage before being scrapped. But Mother Nature has other plans. Just after midnight, the luxury liner going faster than is safe in order to arrive at it’s destination on time, is hit by a tidal wave caused by a sub-sea earthquake. Everyone on the bridge watches in horror as the wall of water sweeps towards them, killing them instantly when it hits and capsizes the ship, throwing partygoers to the ceiling now far below them as it rolls completely over. Chaos ensues until Reverend Scott (Hackman), a preacher who believes that “God helps those who help themselves,” takes charge of the situation. He informs everyone that they need to make their way to the hull of the ship, now above them, where the propeller shaft is located, as the steel there is only an inch thick. With the help of some of the men, the giant fake Christmas tree is pushed upright to serve as a ladder. Only a few passengers follow him, the majority listening to the ship’s purser who encourages everyone to wait until help comes. No sooner does the little group reach the top of the tree when explosions rock the ship, filling the great hall with water and drowning those who stayed behind.


As they make their way through the ship there are more explosions, including ones of temper as Hackman and Borgnine have constant disagreements. At one point the group comes to a seemingly dead end - a flooded corridor. In the original script, Winters character, a now overweight former Olympic swimmer, swims through but becomes trapped and has to be rescued by Hackman. Hackman suggested it be switched and the resulting scene, in which Winters rescues him only to die of a heart attack minutes late, earned her an Oscar nomination (Esther Williams was originally offered the role but turned it down on her husband’s advice). Winters studied with an Olympic swim coach prior to filming to give the scene authenticity.


More people die before the small group finally reach their destination and are rescued by the coast guard who cut a hole in the hull and pull them to safety.

There are several great intense scenes that made this movie enjoyable and entertaining. It would be fun to see it on the big screen!

The film was nominated for an Oscar in nine categories and won for Best Song and Best Special Effects, for which it also won a Special Achievement Award. Hackman won the BAFTA for Best Actor and Winters won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.


A sequel, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, was released in 1979 also with an all-star cast, including Michael Caine, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Angela Cartwright, Mark Harmon, and Shirley Jones. Directed by Irwin Allen himself, the film was unfortunately a “disaster.”



Taking place minutes after the helicopter full of survivors has taken off, Caine, his partner Malden, and passenger Field (nicknamed Monkey), come across the Poseidon, with only a small area of its hull showing above water (the earthquake of the first film is changed to a tropical storm). He declares salvage rights and prepares to enter. Savalas and his crew show up posing as medics (later we find out he is looking for a certain bit of cargo containing... plutonium.


Here is where the film enters a major problem. They enter the ship and begin making their way “down,” Caine to the pursers office where the gold is kept, and Savalas to the baggage hold. Now in the first film, as the survivors made their way to safety, there was no possible way to turn back, as the explosions had caused the ships passageways to fill with water. Yet suddenly the salvagers have no problem walking through the ship! If I had watched the sequel first it wouldn’t have been that unbelievable. But given what I had just seen, their actions were impossible. And for some reason EVERYONE enters the ship, including passenger Sally Field. I mean, would YOU enter an almost completely submerged ship just so you wouldn’t be left alone topside?


Naturally after they enter there is an explosion that cuts them off from the outside. Their only way is forward. They come across a group of survivors (that helicopter left a little prematurely don’t you think?) and head to the pursers office where everyone’s dreams of becoming rich come true. At this point the true identity of Savalas is revealed. There is a shootout, people are killed, and then Caine and his group escape and miraculously find a way out - a hole in the ship and scuba equipment. Despite it being a short swim, not everyone makes it. Then, just as they reach Caine’s tugboat, the ship finally sinks, killing Savalas and his remaining crew. Caine and Field kiss and chug away into the sunset.


Can you see why the film didn’t do well?

It's not a total loss though. There are some good performances by Malden and Pickens. It's just unfortunate the story doesn't hold up.

I hope you enjoyed this post. It is part of the DISASTER BLOG-A-THON hosted by The Midnite Drive-In and Dubsism. Please be sure to check out the other "disastrous" articles!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Movies I Watched in May

Eve Arden, The Unfaithful (1947)

Have you been listening to TCM’s new podcast The Plot Thickens? Season 1 is about director Peter Bogdanovich. It is very interesting! There are a few of his movies I want to watch now.
  1. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) - Buster Keaton 
  2. Horse Feathers (1932) - Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd
  3. *Hide-Out (1934) - Robert Montgomery & Maureen O’Sullivan, Mickey Rooney, Edward Arnold 
  4. Intermezzo (1936-Swedish) - Ingrid Bergman 
  5. Married Before Breakfast (1937) - Robert Young & Florence Rice
  6. Marie Antoinette (1938) - Norma Shearer & Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Gladys George, Robert Morley, Anita Louise, Ruth Hussey 
  7. Daughter of Shanghai (1938) - Anna May Wong, Charles Bickford, Anthony Quinn
  8. The Citadel (1938) - Robert Donat & Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson
  9. June Night (1940-Swedish) - Ingrid Bergman 
  10. Double Indemnity (1944) - Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson 
  11. The Unfaithful (1947) - Ann Sheridan & Zachary Scott, Lew Ayres, Eve Arden
  12. *The Voice of the Turtle (1947) - Eleanor Parker & Ronald Reagan, Eve Arden
  13. The Caddy (1953) - Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin, Donna Reed
  14. Pickup on South Street (1953) - Richard Widmark & Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter 
  15. Johnny Guitar (1954) - Joan Crawford & Sterling Haydn, Ernest Borgnine, Ward Bond
  16. Quentin Durward (1955) - Robert Taylor & Kay Kendall
  17. *Our Miss Brooks (1956) - Eve Arden, Don Porter
  18. *North to Alaska (1960) - John Wayne & Capucine, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian
  19. The Wheeler Dealers (1963) - James Garner & Lee Remick, Chill Wills, Phil Harris
  20. Masquerade (1965) - Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins 
  21. The Family Jewels (1965) - Jerry Lewis (x7), Sebastian Cabot
  22. Three on a Couch (1966) - Jerry Lewis & Janet Leigh, James Best
  23. *The Green Berets (1968) - John Wayne, Aldo Ray, Jim Hutton, Patrick Wayne
  24. Executive Action (1973) - Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan
  25. Paper Moon (1973) - Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, Madeleine Kahn
  26. *Rocky (1976) - Facebook live with Sylvester Stallone!
  27. Gallipoli (1981) - Mel Gibson, Mark Lee 
  28. Attack Force Z (1982) - Mel Gibson 
  29. The Patriot (2000) - Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger
  30. *What Women Want (2000) - Mel Gibson & Helen Hunt, Alan Alda, Marisa Tomei, Judy Greer
American Experience - Walt Disney (2015)
Wait for Your Laugh (2017) - Rose Marie 
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2017)

Least Favorite Film: Johnny Guitar was PRETTY bad. “Emma” had a major problem... The patients in Three on a Couch were annoying (I liked Jerry Lewis’ more restrained character though).

Favorite Movie: Intermezzo was really good. Ingrid Bergman was ridiculously luminous. Paper Moon was really good. Also, it's a crime Thelma Ritter didn't win the Oscar for Pickup on South Street.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Movies I Watched in April

Underwater! (1955)

Well this month certainly looks different! I actually watched some movies from the last two decades!! Lol. You may have already guessed it, but I’m crushing on Mel Gibson right now. I also started watching Hot in Cleveland. Betty White is a hoot and I’m enjoying the show more than I ever expected. I also burst into tears unexpectedly at the opening of 2:1. It’s on YouTube. I keep starting “new” shows instead of finishing the ones I’m nearly through with... It’s always sad to end a good show. Anyway, here’s what I watched this month:
  1. The Navigator (1924) - Buster Keaton
  2. Monkey Business (1931) - Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd
  3. Ship Ahoy (1942) - Eleanor Powell & Red Skelton, Bert Lahr & Virginia O’Brien, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra (uncredited singer)
  4. The Next Voice You Hear (1950) - James Whitmore & Nancy Reagan 
  5. No Way Out (1950) - Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Linda Darnell
  6. Kim (1950) - Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas
  7. Underwater! (1955) - Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan 
  8. There’s Always Tomorrow (1956) - Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Bennett
  9. Love in the Afternoon (1957) - Audrey Hepburn & Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier
  10. Cinderfella (1960) - Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson 
  11. *The Thrill of It All (1963) - Doris Day & James Garner, Arlene Dahl, Carl Reiner
  12. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1970) - Robert Ryan, Chuck Conners
  13. Annie Hall (1977) - Woody Allen & Diane Keaton
  14. Tim (1979) - Piper Laurie & Mel Gibson
  15. Baby Boom (1987) - Diane Keaton
  16. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) - Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Joe Pesci
  17. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) - Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo
  18. *Salt (2010) - Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofer
  19. The Conspirator (2011) - James McAvoy, Robin Wright
  20. Daddy’s Home 2 (2017) - Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlburg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, John Cena
  21. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) - Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer
Least Favorite Film: Sorry Robert Ryan but Captain Nemo was a little hard to get through... Kim was a little boring too but I had put off watching it too long.

Favorite Movie: I really enjoyed Baby Boom. My aunt told me about it when I was describing the plot of Bachelor Mother to her. I also FINALLY watched Love in the Afternoon, which despite the subject I quite enjoyed. Audrey can be so heartbreaking. 

What’s been keeping you going this month?

LOVE this jacket worn by Stanwyck in There’s Always Tomorrow.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Movies I Watched in March

This shot of George Sanders in Ivanhoe cracks me up :D

This month was more Robert Taylor (I mean, after last month I might as well watch any that TCM shows that I’ve never seen before, right?) and, fittingly, disaster movies.

I’ve been wanting to rewatch The Ghost and Mrs. Muir for some time now and finally got around to it. I noticed it was based on a book in the opening credits (by R. A. Dick) and so checked it out and read it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main differences were that she also had a son, her meddling sister-in-law was even more meddlesome, and  she only saw Captain Gregg in a dream at the beginning. The rest of the time she only heard his voice in her head. She also met Miles differently. Oh, and she called Martha back to apologize for getting angry. That part made me happy.


I also downloaded the Hoopla library app and HOLY COW!!!! So many good books!! There’s also a small selection of classic movies and television shows. I’m reading Me and Jezebel by Elizabeth Fuller. Fuller is a psychic so some parts are kind of different (she speaks to spirits and holds a séance) but I’ve discovered that first-hand accounts of Bette make for delightful reading.
  1. Battling Butler (1926) - Buster Keaton
  2. The Divorcée (1930) - Norma Shearer & Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery 
  3. Pygmalion (1938) - Leslie Howard & Wendy Hiller
  4. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - John Wayne, Ian Hunter, Thomas Mitchell, Barry FitzGerald, Arthur Shields, Mildred Natwick 
  5. Lucky Partners (1940) - Ronald Colman & Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Spring Byington
  6. Johnny Eager (1941) - Robert Taylor & Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Edward Arnold
  7. Bombardier (1943) - Pat O’Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley, Eddie Albert, Robert Ryan
  8. *The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) - Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood, Vanessa Brown
  9. B. F.’s Daughter (1948) - Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart, Keenan Wynn, Spring Byington, Margaret Lindsey
  10. I Want You (1951) - Dana Andrews & Dorothy McGuire, Farley Granger & Peggy Dow, Martin Milner, Jim Backus
  11. Ivanhoe (1952) - Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor, George Sanders
  12. Knights of the Round Table (1953) - Robert Taylor & Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer
  13. The Master of Ballantrae (1953) - Errol Flynn
  14. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) - Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O’Brien
  15. The Law and Jake Wade (1958) - Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens
  16. Countdown (1968) - James Caan, Robert Duvall
  17. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) - Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Roddy McDowell, Leslie Neilson
  18. The Swarm (1974) - Michael Caine & Katherine Ross, Richard Widmark, Olivia de Havilland, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, Richard Chamberlain, Slim Pickens
  19. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) - Michael Caine, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas, Shirley Jones, Slim Pickens 
  20. Best Friends (1982) - Burt Reynolds & Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Keenan Wynn
  21. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) - Mel Gibson & Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt
  22. The River (1984) - Mel Gibson & Sissy Spacek
The Sea Around Us (1953)

Even in a WWII movie Robert Ryan's face is made for noir.

Least Favorite Film: The Long Voyage Home was kind of depressing and The Swarm was kind of ridiculous. The first half of Knights... was slow but I finally got into it.

Favorite Film: Lots of solid movies but none really stood out. I loved Ronald Colman in Lucky Partners.

I love Burt Reynold's goofy grins :)

The Greer Garson Blogathon is HERE!!!


It’s here!! The Greer Garson Blogathon is here!

Musings of an Introvert kicks things off with the classic The Winsome Qualities of Greer Garson in the 1940 Pride and Prejudice.

Taking Up Room discusses Garson’s most famous role as Mrs. Miniver (1942).

Movies Meet Their Match watches Garson for the first time in Sunrise at Campobello (1960).

The Wonderful World of Cinema discusses Greer Garson’s Elegant Entrance: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).

Hope this Blogathon was a welcome distraction from the world! Don’t worry if your post is late. I’ll happily accept them all week. Hope all of you stay healthy and thanks so much for participating!!