Sunday, August 1, 2021

Movies I Watched in July

New Moon (1940)

It looks like I watched a ton of movies this month but I watched several of Tom Conway's Falcon movies, which are just over an hour. The best one so far is The Falcon in Mexico. The mystery was interesting and it had actual footage shot in Mexico (used from a discarded Orson Welles film project). I also finally rewatched The Women

I *may* have already seen Broadway Melody of 1938. The parts with Judy Garland were familiar and I had it checked off in my MGM book, but I didn't remember the other parts. Maybe I skipped through it? I will have to look into it. 

* means a rewatch

  1. *High Pressure (1932) - William Powell, Frank McHugh 
  2. *The Ghost Goes West (1935) - Robert Donat & Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette 
  3. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) - Edna Mae Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, Leo G. Carroll, Willie Best
  4. His Brother’s Wife (1936) - Robert Taylor & Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Hersholt
  5. Maytime (1937) - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore 
  6. Sweethearts (1938) - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Florence Rice, Ray Bolger
  7. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) - Eleanor Powell & Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Buddy Ebsen
  8. Kid Nightingale (1939) - John Payne & Jane Wyman
  9. *The Women (1939) - Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, etc.
  10. Let Freedom Ring (1939) - Nelson Eddy & Virginia Bruce, Victor McLaglen, Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore 
  11. New Moon (1940) - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland
  12. I Married an Angel (1942) - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, Edward Everett Horton, Binnie  Barnes
  13. Presenting Lily Mars (1943) - Judy Garland & Van Heflin, Spring Byington, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson
  14. The Falcon in Danger (1943) - Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Amelita Ward, Edward Gargan
  15. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) - Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Amelita Ward, Rita Corday, Edward Gargan
  16. The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) - Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday
  17. The Falcon in Mexico (1944) - Tom Conway, Martha Vickers, Mona Maris
  18. The Falcon Out West (1944) - Tom Conway, Barbara Hale , Edward Gargan
  19. The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) - Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy, Robert Armstrong
  20. The Falcon’s Adventure (1946) - Tom Conway, Madge Meredith 
  21. Love and Learn (1947) - Jack Carson & Janet Paige, Martha Vickers & Robert Hutton
  22. Guilty Bystander (1950) - Zachary Scott & Faye Emerson, Mary Boland
  23. We’re Not Married (1952) - Ginger Rogers & Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe & David Wayne, Eve Arden & Paul Douglas, Louis Calhern & Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eddie Bracken & Mitzi Gaynor, Jane Darwell, James Gleason
  24. *An Affair to Remember (1957) - Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr 
  25. Tall Story (1960) - Anthony Perkins & Jane Fonda, Ray Walston
  26. The Misfits (1961) - Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter
  27. Susan Slade (1961) - Connie Stevens & Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Lloyd Nolan, Brian Aherne
  28. Wall of Noise (1963) - Ty Hardin, Suzanne Pleshette, Ralph Meeker, Dorothy Provine
  29. Tickle Me (1965) - Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Bill Williams
  30. Clambake (1967) - Elvis Presley & Shelley Fabares, Gary  Merrill
  31. Speedway (1968) - Elvis Presley & Nancy Sinatra
  32. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) - Elvis Presley & Michelle Carey, Dick Sargent, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee 
  33. *Sleepless in Seattle (1993) - Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, Rita Wilson
  34. Sabrina (1995) - Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Richard Crenna, Angie Dickinson 
  35. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - George Clooney , John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
  36. *The Age of Adaline (2015) - Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman 
Elvis on Tour (1972) 
John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man (2010) - thanks to the Flapper Dame for telling me about this                                                                                   one! You can watch it for free on Tubi!
Olivia de Havilland: Rebellious (2021)

Least Favorite Film: The Misfits. Don't get me wrong, it was a well made movie and definitely interesting, but I didn't like the way it made me feel. I had to go out and buy a donut to cheer myself up afterwards. I watched Wall of Noise for Ralph Meeker - it was ok. None of the characters were particularly likeable. I DID discover that the profile picture I currently have on my blog facebook page of Suzanne Pleshette is from this movie!

Sabrina was better than I expected but her party dress and home arrival outfits were underwhelming. And it seemed kind of weird that she spent an entire year in Paris shooting fashion but didn't get a "makeover" until right before she went home. Also, I love Greg Kinnear but he is far from the most handsome man in the world. 

An Affair to Remember (1957)

Favorite Movie: I put an asterisk next to An Affair to Remember because, even though I had never seen it from beginning to end, I had seen most of it over the years. There were only a couple new-to-me scenes (mainly the beginning and the part where Kerr is singing in nightclubs). Side note: why is there no gif of the little girl in Sleepless in Seattle saying "This is the greatest movie ever" while crying. Because that was totally me at the end lol. As soon as the realization came over Cary Grant's face...

I found Tickle Me (a terrible title) to be really funny. One of the writers had worked on the Three Stooges shorts and I grew up on those so maybe that's why. The soundtrack (all old songs) was really good and the end segment had me laughing out loud. 

Isn't Robert Donat cute here? :)

I will be reviewing The Ghost Goes West (1935) for the No True Scotsman Blogathon hosted by Realweedgiemidget Reviews in September!

Did you see my newest monthly feature? I've decided to do a monthly roundup of all the recycled costumes I notice as I watch movies. It will be posted near the end of the month (probably the last day, unless it falls on a Saturday like in July). 

Monthly schedule:

1st or 2nd of the Month: Movies I Watched in month
1st Saturday (or 2nd if there are 5 Saturdays in the month): Royal Film Performance Series Post
2nd Saturday: Bette's Hats and Reviews Post
3rd Saturday: Cinema Wedding Gowns Post
4th Saturday: Bette's Hats and Reviews Post
Last Day of the Month: Recycled Costume Roundup


  1. Funny you should mention Tickle Me as I hadn't seen it in ages but recalled that it (the bit in the "haunted" hotel) made me laugh back in the day, and it made me laugh this time around.

    Your thoughts on The Misfits echo those of my husband who gave it a hot this time around. Well done, he said, but so depressing. No doughnut, but I got him a Key Lime Pie.

    1. I definitely think knowing Gable and Monroe died shortly after contributed to the sadness. Superb performances all around though! I love key lime pie!!

  2. I had the same experience with Broadway Melody of 1938. I knew I had seen it, but couldn't remember anything about it. What did you think of Let Freedom Ring? I really enjoyed it.

    1. I liked it. It definitely had an interesting cast! Nelson Eddy was an unusual lead for it but he pulled it off.

      One time I was 2/3 through a movie before I realized I had already seen it lol. And it hadn’t been all that long either!