I read a two volume WWII time traveling book by Connie Willis last month and now I’m reading and watching a lot of things on the London Blitz, which has led to me watching a few more British films. Then I got on a Charles Boyer kick. I'd been wanting to rewatch Love Affair for a long time and on Valentine's Day I discovered someone had put a clear copy on YouTube!1. Polly of the Circus (1932) - Marion Davies & Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith
One doesn't think of a minister and Clark Gable at the same time but he was surprising effective in the role. I've only seen a couple Marion Davies films but I thought she was very good in this one and has nice chemistry with Gable (Cain and Mabel is another film of theirs I enjoyed). Trapeze scenes always make me hold my breath.
2. The Garden of Allah (1936) - Marlene Dietrich & Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith
The only part of this movie I remembered was the Titanic/iceberg scene near the end, so it was like a new movie. Arthur and Boyer were very good together.
The only thing that puts this film second to An Affair to Remember is the soundtrack.
If you like the chemistry between Dunne and Boyer in Love Affair, make sure you watch this one too.
8. Week-End for Three (1941) - Dennis O’Keefe & Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton
You have to watch this just for Edward Everett Horton's delivery of the line of what he thinks about women lol.
This was my third viewing of this film and I think I liked it the best this time. I wish I didn't know that Garson and Ney married after this film though. It makes watching the movie a little awkward. And I've always thought Teresa Wright looks to "old" for Ney. She has one of those faces where you know exactly what she was going to look like in her 80s. I also purchased the original book by Jan Struther.
I haven't watched this since I was a teen. I remember I didn't like it very well at the time. I still didn't love it, mainly because I don't think Colbert and Jones were "typical" enough for their roles. I'm also not a fan of Walker. The first movie I ever saw of his was Strangers on a Train so I always see the creepy side of him a little bit.
12. The Magic Box (1951) - Robert Donat
13. Thunderball (1965) - Sean Connery
Really liked this one, even if the underwater battle was a little ridiculous
15. The Cat and the Canary (1978) - Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey
Been wanting to watch this one for a while for Michael Callan. A little to creepy for me but an interesting murder mystery.