Saturday, April 17, 2021

The 1956 “Blithe Spirit” starring Lauren Bacall is on YouTube!!!

The 1956 TV Theatre “Blithe Spirit” starring Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Noel Coward, and Mildred Natwick is on YouTube!!! I’ve wanted to see it for so long!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Movies I Watched in March

This month I started watching the 70s/80s show Taxi. I was watching SWAT but there was a certain storyline in season two that really turned me off of the show. I was finally able to watch the 1957 remake of My Man Godfrey. I've been curious about it for a long time. It wasn't too bad! June Allyson couldn't quite pull off that type of character (daffy but lovable) like Lombard could (I did have to skip her faked stomach ache or whatever it was supposed to be), but I could see watching it again. I finally watched Murder on the Orient Express. Albert Finney looked more like my idea of Poirot than Peter Ustinov but I didn't really like him. Last Sunday I had an unintentional Denzel Washington triple feature: two favorites and a new-to-me film. If you're a Denzel fan you MUST watch Deja Vu!!

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Indiscreet (1931) - Gloria Swanson 
  2. *Jewel Robbery (1932) - William Powell & Kay Francis 
  3. Mandalay (1934) - Kay Francis 
  4. Show Boat (1936) - Irene Dunne & Allen Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel
  5. Fingers at the Window (1942) - Lew Ayres & Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone 
  6. *The Fallen Sparrow (1943) - John Garfield & Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak
  7. Marine Raiders (1944) - Robert Ryan & Ruth Hussey, Pat O’Brien 
  8. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - David Niven & Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
  9. Tea for Two (1950) - Doris Day & Gordon MacRae, Eve Arden, S.Z. Sakall
  10. *I’ll See You in My Dreams (1952) - Danny Thomas & Doris Day, Patrice Wymore
  11. Everything I Have is Yours (1952) - Marge & Gower Champion 
  12. Big Leaguer (1953) - Edward G. Robinson, Vera-Ellen
  13. The Iron Petticoat (1956) - Bob Hope & Katharine Hepburn 
  14. My Man Godfrey (1957) - David Niven & June Allyson, Jessie Rolls Landis
  15. It Happened to Jane (1959) - Doris Day & Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs 
  16. Follow Me, Boys! (1966) - Fred MacMurray & Vera Miles, Kurt Russell, Lillian Gish, Charles Ruggles
  17. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Albert Finney, Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, Wendy Hiller
  18. Tequila Sunrise (1988) - Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell
  19. *The Pelican Brief (1993) - Julia Roberts & Denzel Washington, Sam Shepherd
  20. Just Like Heaven (2005) - Reese Witherspoon & Mark Ruffalo
  21. *Deja Vu (2006) - Denzel Washington & Paula Patton, Jim Caveizel, Val Kilmer
  22. Inside Man (2006) - Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Least Favorite Film: Big Leaguer was a short movie but the first 45 minutes dragged. It didn’t get exciting until the game at the end.

Favorite Movie: Just Like Heaven was really sweet. Mark Ruffalo is so cute. I also really liked A Matter of Life and Death. 

I ordered a copy of Arden's autobiography online for $6.29 and when 
I got it I discovered it was an autographed first edition!!!!
Her son authenticated it (he runs a facebook page for his mom)!