Moontide

Bobo (Jean Gabin) and Anna (Ida Lupino) in Moontide
Moontide (1942) starring Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, directed by Fritz Lang   and Archie Mayo Moontide is a variety of things — a forgotten movie with excellent acting, a character study, a film noir. It’s the story of a French wanderer named Bobo (Jean...
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Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds over Tokyo DVD case, starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Robert Mitchum The old adage says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its’ cover — and that goes for DVD cases as well. Judging from the DVD case, you would think that Thirty...
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I Married a Witch

I Married a Witch, starring Frederic March, Veronica Lake, Cedric Kellaway
I Married a Witch (1942) starring Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway I Married a Witch is a screwball comedy with a magical twist. The men in the Woolsey family are cursed — to marry the wrong woman — ever since a pilgrim ancestor was instrumental...
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Modern Times

Modern Times, starring Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard
 Summary of Modern Times,  (1936), starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard  Modern Times begins with Charlie Chaplin as Charlie the Little Tramp gainfully employed at a factory. However, the strict regimentation is driving him to the brink … Then over the brink, when the factory owner has him as the...
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A King in New York

A King in New York - Charlie Chaplin, Michael Chaplin
movie review of A King in New York (1957) starring Charlie Chaplin, Dawn Addams  There are some people who consider A King in New York to be a bitter screed against the United States of America by Charlie Chaplin, after his exile from it.   I totally...
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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins Editorial review of  The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, courtesy of Amazon.com  The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse is a  stylish, often amusing crime drama, this 1938 feature revolves around a central, improbable plot twist that consciously serves...
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Black Legion

Black Legion starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan
Black Legion (1936) starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan Editorial review of Black Legion, courtesy of Amazon.com Black Legion – One of Humphrey Bogart‘s earliest starring vehicles, this 1936 melodrama typifies the Warner Bros. touch in its modest but potent production values and Depression-era social acumen. Prompted...
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Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn
Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn I am a large fan of Laurel and Hardy’s  March of the Wooden Soldier, a wonderful children’s story for adults–which, among other things, had a live-action version of Mickey Mouse appear. This was done with...
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansarra
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Frankie Avalon, produced by Irwin Allen First, I’d like to point of the positive points of Irwin Allen‘s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea — and that begins...
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