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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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe - DVD
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the classic science fiction movies, and with good reason. The acting is excellent, as are the special effects and cinematography – and with...
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator - where Charlie Chaplin mocks Nazism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert  The Great Dictator, possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films, was a timely satire on Nazisim and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays...
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I’ll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You, starring Joseph Cotton and Ginger Rogers, with Shirley Temple
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) starring Joseph Cotton, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple In short, I‘ll Be Seeing You is a wonderful film, set towards the end of World War II, where a veteran (played very well by Joseph Cotton) is suffering from what we would now call PTSD...
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