Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Movies I Watched in February

I was excited that John Garfield was Star of the Month on TCM. I have already seen most of his movies so there were only two in the lineup I hadn't seen before. Now I just have three of his films left: two cameos (Jigsaw and Daisy Kenyon) and Under My Skin (1950). I also finally got to see The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp!!!! It did not disappoint. I read A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father by Chris Lemmon.

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Let Us Be Gay (1930) - Norma Shearer & Rod LaRoque, Marie Dressler
  2. Smart Woman (1931) - Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton 
  3. Their Big Moment (1934) - Zazu Pitts, Slim Summerville
  4. Vagabond Lady (1935) - Robert Young
  5. The Longest Night (1936) - Robert Young & Florence Rice
  6. This is My Affair (1937) - Robert Taylor & Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy
  7. *Knight Without Armour (1937) - Robert Donat & Marlene Dietrich
  8. *Joy of Living (1938) - Irene Dunne & Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Lucille Ball
  9. Spring Madness (1938) - Maureen O’Sullivan & Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith
  10. Destry Rides Again (1939) - Marlene Dietrich & James Stewart, Brian Donlevy, Charles Winninger, Una Merkel
  11. East of the River (1940) - John Garfield & Brenda Marshall
  12. Flowing Gold (1940) - John Garfield & Frances Farmer, Pat O’Brien 
  13. The Falcon’s Brother (1942) - George Sanders
  14. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - Roger Livesy & Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook
  15. *Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Henry Travers
  16. Faithful in My Fashion (1946) - Donna Reed & Tom Drake, Edward Everett Horton, Sig Rumen, Spring Byington, Margaret Hamilton
  17. *Humoresque (1947) - John Garfield & Joan Crawford 
  18. An Ideal Husband (1947) - Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, C. Aubrey Smith, Glynis Johns 
  19. If Winter Comes (1948) - Walter Pidgeon & Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, Dame May Whitty, Binnie Barnes, Reginald Owen
  20. Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) - Marjorie Main, Ann, Dvorak, Dorothy Malone
  21. The Brothers Karamazov (1958) - Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Basehart, William Shatner 
  22. Flower Drum Song (1961) - Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki, Jack Soo, Benson Fong, Juanita Moore, Reiko Sato, Patrick Adiarte
  23. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962) - Jim Backus
  24. Marriage on the Rocks (1965) - Frank Sinatra & Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Nancy Sinatra 
  25. Frankie and Johnny (1966) - Elvis Presley & Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan
  26. Hotel (1967) - Rod Taylor, Melvyn Douglas, Merle Oberon & Michael Rennie, Karl Malden
  27. Downhill Racer (1969) - Robert Redford 
  28. Change of Habit (1969) - Elvis Presley & Mary Tyler Moore
  29. Oh, God! (1977) - John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr
  30. *Running on Empty (1988) - River Phoenix 
  31. *13 Going on 30 (2004) - Jennifer Garner & Mark Ruffalo
Least Favorite Film: An Ideal Husband was pretty boring. I watched it for Glynis Johns but she was hardly in it. 

Favorite MovieThe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp was so good. I also enjoyed Flower Drum Song.

I just LOVE this outfit from Marriage on the Rocks (1965)!


  1. That's fun that you got to see Destry Rides for the first time! It's been years since I saw it, but it was essential in making Jimmy Stewart my favorite actor of all time!

    1. It was a fun movie!! I really liked his character in it!

  2. I love Destry Rides Again -- it's one I grew up with and still like so much.

    Just saw The Brothers Karamazov last year for the first time, and at first, I was like, this is sooooo depressing, I don't like it. And then it kind of grew on me.

  3. You made February seem like a regular size month.

    Blimp is perfection!

    Destry Rides Again is a long-time favourite. Some day, you must check out the remake with Audie Murphy and also directed by George Marshall.

    I haven't been able to get Richard Rodgers out of my head lately (why would I want to), and Flower Drum Song in particular.

  4. Oddly enough all three movies I've seen on this list are in a row. The outfits in "Marriage on Rocks" are pretty fantastic! (I just may have purchased a vintage bolero that had zigzags and a similar color scheme based on that wrap, haha. ;))