Thursday, November 2, 2023

Movies I Watched in October

What does Gene Tierney always see in Vincent Price? Lol

Checked off some movies I've been wanting to watch for a while this month. I’ve also been binging Father Knows Best (spotted a couple recycles-see one at the bottom of the post) and started reading Tony Curtis' memoir, American Prince, which I got for a quarter at the library book nook. A little TMI but still an interesting read.

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Here Comes Happiness (1941) - Mildred Coles, Edward Norris
  2. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) - Fay Bainter, Edward Arnold, Richard Ney, Van Johnson, Spring Byington
  3. Shadow of a Woman (1946) - Helmut Dantine & Andrea King
  4. Dragonwyck (1946) - Gene Tierney & Vincent Price, Spring Byington, Anne Revere, Walter Huston
  5. A Woman of Distinction (1950) - Rosalind Russell & Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn
  6. Boots Malone (1952) - William Holden
  7. Bad for Each Other (1953) - Charlton Heston & Lizabeth Scott
  8. Storm Center (1956) - Bette Davis 
  9. *Operation Petticoat (1959) - Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill
  10. Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - Todd Armstrong, Honor Blackman, Nancy Kovack, Laurence Naismith
  11. Mirage (1965) - Gregory Peck & Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy
  12. Who’s Minding the Mint? (1967) - Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Walter Brennan, Milton Berle, Joey Bishop
  13. No Escape (1994) - Ray Liotta
  14. Corrina, Corrina (1994) - Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Ray Liotta, Don Ameche (final film)
  15. A Perfect Murder (1998) - Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortenson
Least Favorite Film: Storm Center, while not a bad movie, isn't a movie anyone's going to watch more than once. For a book lover, it was tough watching the library burn. 

Favorite MovieA Woman of Distinction was funny, though I don't really see anyone falling that quick for older Ray Milland. Sadly, it's not on dvd. I watched it on tubi before it was removed, but I'm sure it will show up on there again. There's a fair copy on youtube. I finally got to watch Who’s Minding the Mint?, which I've been wanting to see for a while. It was very funny and a little stressful. My favorite moment was when Dorothy Provine was tiptoeing in her ballet slippers. Mirage felt similar to a Hitchcock film but without any of Hitchcock's signature humor. 

Leaf print couch in the Anderson's den on Father Knows Best...

...the same couch in Storm Center (1956)!! Both were filmed at Columbia Studios.

1 comment:

  1. A few of these have been on my to watch list for awhile. I love "Who's Minding the Mint?", though I agree with you it is a bit stressful.