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getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon: OPERATION MAD BALL (1957)

Jack Lemmon got his first leading role in Richard Quine‘s OPERATION MAD BALL (1957), a screwball military comedy with an entertaining cast that includes… 400 more words

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TCM offers Pre-Codes and The Jewish Experience in stellar September line-up

There’s a lot to learn about the history of film from TCM‘s planned programming in September.  While most cinephiles may be familiar with much of what’s in store, many who have only a peripheral knowledge of classic movies should be prepared for several eye-opening series.   673 more words

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GARBO TALKS for the 1984-a-Thon

Occupying the number 145 spot on Box Office Mojo’s list of top money makers of 1984 is GARBO TALKS, a relatively small dramedy directed by the late, great… 1,181 more words

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#TCM pays tribute to Melvyn Douglas in September

“Don’t make excuses and Don’t talk about it. Do it.”

That quote by Melvyn Douglas exemplifies his style, a no-nonsense actor whose mere presence in any production made it better – be it on a stage, on the radio, in a motion picture or on television.   418 more words

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A blu review - OUT OF THE PAST from Warner Archive

I’d published a commentary on Jacques Tourneur’s “foolproof and beautiful” OUT OF THE PAST (1947) a couple of years ago in which I gushed about the look of the movie, one of the most beautifully photographed I’d ever seen.   550 more words

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My time in Rome for Capitolfest 2014

I had the most fantastic festival recap ever written ready to go when I read Norm Landis’ “Film fest ‘jewel’ grows’ piece in the Rome Sentinel and thought, “what’s the point?’  Mr. 1,807 more words

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Adrienne Fazan and ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945)

This post is my submission to a different kind of collaborative blogging endeavor. Hosted by the Classic Movie and TV Cafe, this is the… 1,157 more words

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