Saturday, June 30, 2018

Movies I Watched in June


We canceled our Netflix this month so I spent a lot of time finishing up some tv shows and documentaries. I also finished a film series this month, the Andy Hardy series! And watched a movie from this year!! *gasp!* I rarely watch a film the same year it's released lol.
  1. Harold Lloyd shorts (1917-1919) - Harold Lloyd & Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard
  2. A Woman's Face (1938 - Swedish) - Ingrid Bergman
  3. Father Takes a Wife (1941) - Adolph Menjou & Gloria Swanson 
  4. Moon Over Miami (1941) - Betty Grable & Don Ameche, Robert Cummings & Carole Landis
  5. Bathing Beauty (1944) - Esther Williams & Red Skelton 
  6. Uncertain Glory (1944) - Errol Flynn, Faye Emerson 
  7. Three Strangers (1946) - Geraldine FitzGerald, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
  8. Fiesta (1947) - Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalbon, Mary Astor
  9. The Clay Pigeon (1949) - Bill Williams & Barbara Hale
  10. Callaway Went Thataway (1951) - Howard Keel, Fred MacMurrey, Dorothy McGuire 
  11. Anastasia (1956) - Ingrid Bergman & Yul Brenner, Helen Hayes
  12. Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) - Mickey Rooney, Faye Holden, Sara Haden, Cecilia Parker
  13. A Global Affair (1964) - Bob Hope
  14. The Double Man (1967) - Yul Brenner
  15. The Devil’s Brigade (1968) - William Holden, Cliff Robertson 
  16. Tomb Raider (2018) - Alicia Vikander 
This is Bob Hope (2017)
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

 
Bill Williams and Barbara Hale in The Clay Pigeon. They were married in real life.

Monday, June 25, 2018

ANNOUNCING The Fred MacMurray Blogathon!!!


Fred MacMurray had one of the most diverse film careers in Hollywood. Screwball in the 30s, Noir and War films in the 40s, Westerns in the 50s, Disney and Television in the 60s, the man did it all. He also had an impressive list of leading ladies: Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Jean Arthur, and Madeleine Carroll to name a few. For quite some time I've been wanting to host a blogathon celebrating his incredible career and this year I've finally decided to do it.

The Blogathon will start on August 30th, our honoree's birthday, and conclude on September 1. Topics may cover any aspect of his career. Since MacMurray has such a huge amount of credits to his name I'm asking for no duplicates. You can view his filmography here.

Once you've decided on a topic, please drop a comment below with your choice, blog title, and blog link. Share one of these banners on your site and you're done!

I can't wait to see what everyone chooses and I look forward to celebrating this truly versatile yet underappreciated actor with you all!

 

ROSTER:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Life Story & A Millionaire for Christie (1951)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard
Caftan Woman: There’s Always Tomorrow (1955)
Widescreen World: Too Many Husbands (1940)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Murder, He Says (1945)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Apartment (1960)
Hamlette’s Soliloquy: Good Day for a Hanging (1959)
Back to Golden Days: The Collaborations of Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert
Critica Retro: The Collaborations of Fred MacMurray and Billy Wilder
The Midnite Drive-In: The Caine Mutiny (1954)
The Flapper Dame: The Princess Comes Across (1936)
Silver Screenings: Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
The Story Enthusiast: The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ANNOUNCING The Third Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon!!!


Okay, so I know I am announcing this way late but I couldn't motivate myself to make banners and then I had a funeral to sing at, a cold, and a heat rash. But I'm all good now and happy to announce that once again Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and I are hosting the Third Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon.

RULES:

Drop us a comment letting us know which movie or topic you want (no duplicates please) and the link to your blog. It would also be great if you could display one of the banners of your blog to help advertise. That's it! Check out the roster below to see which topics have already been claimed.

Don't you just love these recent photos of our beloved Olivia?


ROSTER:

Phyllis Loves Classic MoviesThe Dark Mirror (1946)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: The Heiress (1949) & TBD
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Murder Is Easy (1982)
The Stop Button: My Cousin Rachel (1952)
Caftan Woman: The Proud Rebel (1958)
Movies Meet Their Match: Santa Fe Trail (1940)
The Dream Book Blog: Devotion (1946)
The Wonderful World Of CinemaThe Snake Pit (1948)
Old Hollywood Films:  The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Critica RetroHold Back the Dawn (1941)
Taking Up RoomIt’s Love I’m After (1937)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: In This Our Life (1942) & possible recipe post
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Thanks for joining!!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Movies I Watched in May


This month was another light movie month. I've started watching Our Miss Brooks on Decades TV, which is five episodes a week.

* means a rewatch
  1. Blonde Venus (1932) - Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Dickie Moore
  2. Angel (1937) - Marlene Dietrich, Melvyn Douglas, Herbert Marshall 
  3. Having Wonderful Time (1938) - Ginger Rogers & Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Eve Arden, Jack Carson
  4. Four Wives (1939) - Lane sisters, Claude Rains, Eddie Albert
  5. Secret Enemies (1942) - Craig Stevens, Faye Emerson
  6. Andy Hardy Leads a Double Life (1942) - Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Ann Rutherford, Esther Williams
  7. Ladies Day (1943) - Eddie Albert & Lupe Velez, Patsy Kelly
  8. Sabotage Agent (1943) - Robert Donat, Glynis Johns (also known as The Adventures of Tartu)
  9. My Reputation (1944/46) - Barbara Stanwyck & George Brent, Eve Arden
  10. Mildred Pierce (1945) - Joan Crawford, Anne Blyth, Jack Carson, Eve Arden
  11. Whiplash (1948) - Dane Clark & Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, S.Z. Sakall
  12. The Winslow Boy (1948) - Robert Donat
  13. To Please a Lady (1950) - Clark Gable & Barbara Stanwyck, Adolph Menjou 
  14. *Battle Cry (1955) - Van Heflin, James Whitmore, Aldo Ray, Nancy Olson, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, Anne Francis
  15. The Inn of Sixth Happiness (1958) - Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat
  16. Cash McCall (1960) - James Garner & Natalie Wood, Dean Jagger
  17. Murder at the Gallop (1963) - Margaret Rutherford, Flora Robson
  18. Murder Ahoy! (1964) - Margaret Rutherford
  19. *Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) - James Garner
  20. Volunteers (1985) - Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
Least Favorite Movie: I'm going to go the unpopular way and say Mildred Pierce. Don't get me wrong, the performances were top notch but I just didn't like the story. Veda made me angry and I like movies to leave me in a good mood. Cash McCall was kind of bland.

Favorite Movie: Sabotage Agent was really good. I'm trying to watch all of Robert Donat's movies, as he only made 19. Also Glynis Johns, a fave of mine, was absolutely amazing in it. I highly recommend it. It's on YouTube I believe.