31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE V’S
March 2, 2017

Vertigo (1958)

Watch Jimmy Stewart get really creepy toward Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece.


Victor/Victoria (1982)

Watch starving actress Julie Andrews disguise herself as a female impersonator and confuse the heck out of James Garner.


Vivacious Lady (1938)

Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers marry after a whirlwind romance.  Now, all Jimmy has to do is tell his parents and fiancée.

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31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE R’S
February 25, 2017

1Rear Window (1954)

Wheelchair bound Jimmy Stewart spies on his neighbors and maybe sees the aftermath of a murder take place.


Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

James Dean’s parents are tearing him apart.


Road to Morocco (1942)

Watch Bob Hope and Bing Crosby tear down the fourth wall in this comedy.


Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar-winning performance.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE P’S
February 25, 2017

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Katharine Hepburn’s comeback film.  She was labeled “box office poison” in 1938 and decided to buy out her contract at RKO.  Hepburn went to Broadway to do the play The Philadelphia Story.  The play was a smash hit and she bought the film rights with her starring and she could pick the two male leads.  She wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, but both were unavailable.  Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart were nice consolation prizes.


The Pink Panther (1963)

This movie wasn’t originally centered on Inspector Clouseau, it was going to be a series of films about a famous jewel thief, played by David Niven.  During production, the director Blake Edwards changed his mind and focused the movie on Peter Seller’s character.  Niven wasn’t too happy about that.


A Place in the Sun (1951)

Boy meets girl.  Boy falls in love with girl.  Boy has pregnant girlfriend who wants him to marry her.  What’s a boy to do?


Poltergeist (1982)

Forget the remake.  Watch this instead.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE H’S
February 16, 2017

Harvey (1950)

Only Jimmy Stewart could make us believe he could see a six-foot rabbit.


The Heiress (1949)

Spinster Olivia De Havilland is romanced by gold digger Montgomery Clift.  De Havilland won her second Best Actress Oscar.


Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Surprisingly timely today, a Romanian dancer/gigolo (Boyer) finds out he cannot become a U.S. citizen for five to eight years, so he romances an American teacher (De Havilland) who is in Mexico on a field trip with her students.


How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

The movie that made Marilyn Monroe a star.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

One of the best adaptations of Victor Hugo’s classic novel.  Maureen O’Hara’s American movie debut.

SUTS DAY 28-JEAN ARTHUR
August 29, 2016

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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Jean is a cynic who meets the idealistic, newly appointed senator Jimmy Stewart in Frank Capra’s classic film.


Easy Living (1937)

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Jean stars as a woman who’s life is turned upside down when a fur coat lands in her lap.


The More the Merrier (1943)

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Jean received her only Oscar nomination in this story of a woman who winds up renting a spare bedroom to two men during the WWII housing shortage.


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

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Jean co-stars with Gary Cooper in this Frank Capra classic.

 

SUTS DAY 10-HEDY LAMARR
August 15, 2016

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TCM presents 13 films showcasing the Austrian beauty and the ahead-of-her-time inventor.  Without further ado (because I’m days behind due to moving and starting a new year of grad school!) here are my picks which you can catch on Watch TCM or TCM On Demand.

H.M. Pulham Esq. (1941)

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Hedy arguably has her best role as a career woman who is almost able to get a stuffy heir (Robert Young) to choose his own destiny.


Come Live with Me (1941)

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Hedy is an immigrant who agrees to marry writer Jimmy Stewart to stay in the country.  Guess what happens.