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.


  1. I'm shocked that Mildred Pierce didn't do it for you. Maybe give it another shot in a couple of years. So much excellence on display always leaves me in a great mood.

    You certainly had a lot of first viewings this month. The Winslow Boy is a particular favourite of mine. I want to love Four Wives, but I am constantly annoyed by Ann's pregnancy during which she never shows! If only life were like that.

    1. It’s definitely a movie I need to watch again one day. I think because it’s talked about so much I had certain expectations. I hated the Maltese Falcon when I first saw it but loved it when I finally gave it a rewatch.

      Movie pregnancies... sigh...

  2. I too am working my way through Robert Donat's films. He really was an excellent actor. I enjoyed The Winslow Boy. And I also felt the same way about Mildred Pierce. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

    1. I’m really looking forward to watching the 39 Steps now that I’m a fan of Donat’s. And there’s a few more of his movies on YouTube I have yet to see.

  3. Oh, Support Your Local Sheriff is one of my favorites. :) I should rewatch it...

  4. I agree with Caftan Woman. Mildred Pierce is a classic I never get bored of. Maybe you were disappointed because your expectations were too high. This often happens when there is a lot of hype around a film.