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.


  1. Donovan's Reef is a favourite around these parts as well.

    If you haven't seen them you might enjoy a couple of black and white Hawaii movies. The Black Camel, 1931 is a Charlie Chan picture filmed on location. Waikiki Wedding, 1937 has some breathtaking cinematography by Karl Struss, including second unit location shots and it introduces the song Blue Hawaii.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations!! I’ll have to check them out :D

  2. I loved Blue Hawaii and Viva Las Vegas, too! The whole History of the Swimsuit programming block from TCM was so fun; it definitely got me in the summer mood!