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They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Posted on April 6, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)


 Most of the reviewers agree that there's a reason why most of us never heard of and never saw this movie.  It's just not the best even though it's directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starrs Spencer Tacey and Francot Tone and Gladys George. 

It should be an interesting script - WWI buddies (Tracey and Ton...

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Pacific Liner (1938)

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Pacific Liner (1938 )



Chester Morris

Chester Morris stars in Pacific Liner along with Victor McLaglen, Wendy Barrie, Alan Hale, and Barry Fitzgerald. 

The screenplay for Pacific Liner was written by John Twi...

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Novel/Movie Series: Clark Gable

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

   Clark Gable in "Run Silent, Run Deep"

Before Gable became a star, he worked all sorts of jobs which involved manual labor - oil rigs, electric companies.  His father, who was an oil prospector (not a very successful one) was always disappointed in Gable for not following him into the oil business.  Even after Gabe was making a lot of money in Hollywood, his father made a comm...

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The Green Years (1946)

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

  This is one of those movies where my friend Carol used to say: "Don't you hate it when things go wrong?"  Things go wrong here for an Irish orphan plopped down into a Scottish family complete with stingy patriarch (Hume Croynyn) and a salty wonderful old grandpa (Charles Coburn).  Also featured in this film are Jessica Tandy, Gladys Cooper, and Dea...

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The Green Years (1946)

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

  This is one of those movies where my friend Carol used to say: "Don't you hate it when things go wrong?"  Things go wrong here for an Irish orphan plopped down into a Scottish family complete with stingy patriarch (Hume Croynyn) and a salty wonderful old grandpa (Charles Coburn).  Also featured in this film are Jessica Tandy, Gladys Cooper, and Dea...

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Don Rickles on the set of Run Silent, Run Deep

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

  Don Rickles and Clark Gable on the set of Run Silent, Run Deep. 

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

  Clark Gable on the set of Run Silent, Run Deep.


Come join us for a discussion of the novel 25 February, 2019 and a showing of the film 27 February, 2019, 2PM.  Free



Midnight Mary (1933)

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Midnight Mary (1933), starring Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone and Loretta Young, was a pre-code drama adapted from a story by Anita Loos.

  In this film directed by William Wellman, Loretta Young plays against type as an impoverished young women drawn into prostitution and associations with the wrong crowd in...

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Love on the Run (1936)

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Love on the Run (1936)

 MGM loaned Clark Gable out to Columbia Pictures to make "It Happened One Night" as a punishment.  "It Happened" was such a success, that for years the studios put out "heiress on the run" films like this one starring Gable, Joan Crawford and her then husband Francot Tone.  This is a terrible film.  The actors try, they really try, but the...

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Berthe Morisot

Posted on December 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 



Berthe Morisot

French Painter, Movement: Impressionism

Born: January 14, 1841 - Bourges, France, Died: March 2, 1895 - Paris, France

"I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my wo...

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