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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #65 (Geraldine Page edition)

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) – Tennessee Williams’ 1959 Broadway hit brings back four performers—Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, and Madeleine Sherwood (as mistress Miss Lucy)—to reprise their stage roles in a 1962 movie adaptation written and directed by Richard Brooks (who had an earlier success with a film version of Williams’ Cat on… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #65 (Geraldine Page edition)

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #64

Call Her Savage (1932) – Clara Bow’s penultimate film is a bit of a cheat for me; I saw this many, many moons ago but decided to record and watch it again thanks to the DVR.  Clara’s sensational in this film that really doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense, plot wise; she… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #64

Classic Movies · Where's That Been?

Where’s That Been? – Girl Missing (1933)

The following review is one of several that I composed for the ClassicFlix site under the column title “Where’s That Been?”  Most of those columns made the transition to CF’s new site but some of them stayed behind for reason or another...and since my writer’s ego is just big enough to where I don’t like having what… Continue reading Where’s That Been? – Girl Missing (1933)

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My Name is Julia Addie Ross: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Back in March of last year, my Facebook compadre (and proprietor at Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence) Jill Blake solicited via the Twitter machine (stop snickering) suggestions for what she called “Classic Movie Confessions.”  In a nutshell, these are defined as movie classics you probably should have already gotten around to watching…but for reasons unexplained (or even… Continue reading My Name is Julia Addie Ross: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #63 (Dick Shawn edition)

As you can see by the above photograph, I did quite well for myself in the recent Criterion Flash Sale…and by the oddest of coinky-dinks, this installment of “How I Occupy My Spare Time” features one of the stars in the Blu-Ray/DVD movie combo on the right, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963).  Wake Me When It’s Over (1960)… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #63 (Dick Shawn edition)

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #62

No Down Payment (1957) – David and Jean Martin (Jeffrey Hunter, Patricia Owens) are a young married couple driving to their new home in a California subdivision entitled Sunrise Hills (“A Better Place For Better Living”); like most newlyweds in that era, the suburbs promise the fulfillment of the American Dream—the Martins are able to… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM FXM #62