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.

5 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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