Monday, October 2, 2017

Movies I Watched in September

This month a wonderful thing happened. My tv provider - Spectrum - was finally added to WatchTCM!!!! Which means I no longer have to dvr every movie I want to watch on TCM and can discover movies that I would have originally passed over!

Another awesome discover was scans of Old Hollywood Photoplay magazines! I've made a separate page for them at the top of my blog where I linking them in chronological order. Check it out!
  1. The Beast of the City (1932) - Walter Huston, Jean Harlow
  2. Brief Moment (1933) - Carole Lombard
  3. The Gay Bride (1934) - Carole Lombard & Chester Morris
  4. Love, Honor and Behave (1938) - Wayne Morris & Priscilla Lane
  5. Topper Returns (1941) - Roland Young, Carole Landis, Joan Blondell, Billie Burke, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
  6. Out of the Fog (1941) - John Garfield & Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell
  7. The Mysterious Doctor (1943) - John Loder, Eleanor Parker
  8. Dead Men Walk (1943) - George Zucco
  9. The Unsuspected (1947) - Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett
  10. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) - Harold Lloyd 
  11. State of the Union (1948) - Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Van Johnson, Adolph Menjeu 
  12. At Sword's Point (1951) - Maureen O'Hara
  13. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) - William Holden & Eleanor Parker
  14. Code Two (1953) - Ralph Meeker, Keenan Wynn
  15. It Should Happen to You (1953) - Judy Holliday & Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford
  16. Phffft! (1954) - Judy Holliday & Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak
  17. Miracle in the Rain (1956) - Jane Wyman & Van Johnson
  18. A Hole in the Head (1959) - Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Thelma Ritter, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones
  19. The Scapegoat (1959) - Alec Guinness 
  20. Murder She Said (1961) - Margaret Rutherford (based on 4:50 From Paddington, which I've read)
  21. Cairo (1963) - George Sanders
  22. Spencer's Mountain (1963) - Henry Fonda & Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur
  23. *Ride the Wild Surf (1964) - Fabian, Tab Hunter, Shelley Fabares
  24. The Nanny (1965) - Bette Davis
  25. Walk Don't Run (1966) - Cary Grant, Jim Hutton, Samantha Eggar
  26. Titanic (1997) - Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio (first time watching!)
  27. The Cobbler (2014) - Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman
  28. Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Emma Watson & Dan Stevens (better than I expected)
Least Favorite Film: I did not like The Nanny at all. When a movie starts with kids chanting or singing, I probably won't like it. Those kind of movies creep me out. I also *gasp* did not like Out of the Fog. If you've followed me for a while you might know I'm kind of obsessed with John Garfield - I hosted a blogathon in his honor this year - but I sincerely hated him in this film. That just goes to show you what a fantastic actor he is, to make ME hate HIM!

Favorite Film: Hands down It Should Happen to You (1953) followed closely by Phffft! (1954). Walk Don't Run ended up better than I thought. It doesn't compare to the original of course but I still enjoyed it and wouldn't mind owning it on DVD (and btw, Cary Grant is more physically appealing at 62 then Jim Hutton is at 32). I also enjoyed The Unsuspected, Topper Returns, and Miracle in the Rain (which made me cry).

Lombard in The Gay Bride (1934). I took way too many screenshots from this movie.