Classic Movies

“Want to get away from it all? We offer you…Escape!”

“Escape” is what I planned to offer you as this week’s entry of Overlooked Films on Tuesday; I had selected the 1948 feature starring Rex Harrison and Peggy Cummins, because I recently purchased a DVD copy from my very good friend Martin Grams, Jr. at his Finders Keepers website.  I have not seen the film—I’m not all that familiar with… Continue reading “Want to get away from it all? We offer you…Escape!”

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Classic Movies

From the DVR: Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)

Joe Riley (Glenn Ford) is getting ready to ride his thumb to Arizona.  He’s resided in the Big Apple for six years and toiled as a department store clerk (working in the bargain basement) during that time, scrimping and saving to purchase twenty acres of land ironically titled “Shady Acres.”  (Joe must not be familiar with both… Continue reading From the DVR: Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)

Classic Movies

From the DVR: I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)

Harriet Boyd (Susan Hayward) is a dress model…but she has far too much ambition to remain content toiling as a clotheshorse for a company located in the heart of New York’s busy garment district.  She’s persuaded production manager Sam Cooper (Sam Jaffe) to start a dressmaking business with her; Harriet has studied dress design at night… Continue reading From the DVR: I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)

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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

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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

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Grey Market Cinema: Thanks a Million (1935)

A troupe of ragtag performers are traveling on a bus during a torrential downpour as our film opens; the aggregation is headed for a fictional state and its capital, “New City”…where as movie coincidences would have it, is the birthplace of one of its members, crooner Eric Land (Dick Powell).  The driver lets the motley… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: Thanks a Million (1935)

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I’m always on a mountain when I fall

I hate to say I’m givin’ up but I believe Losin’s just become a way of life with me Losin’ wouldn’t be so bad at all But I’m always on a mountain when I fall He didn’t write the song—that honor goes to Chuck Howard, a songwriter who also penned Waylon Jennings’ Come with Me and Conway… Continue reading I’m always on a mountain when I fall