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A&E Biography - Humphrey Bogart

A&E Biography – Humphrey Bogart

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Editorial review of A&E Biography €“ Humphrey Bogart, courtesy of Amazon.com

Humphrey Bogart‘s screen career followed an offbeat trajectory from villain to antihero to romantic icon, an evolution that underscores the acting craft beneath that familiar persona. This well-crafted profile from A&E’s Biography series brackets that compelling arc by chronicling Bogart’€™s success in establishing a public image that was genuinely against type, given his origins in a privileged New York family, and his early stage career in roles far removed from the gangsters, gunsels, and blue-collar Everymen that dominated his years toiling on the Warner Bros. Pictures studio lot as a character actor.

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Citizen Kane, by Orson Welles

Citizen Kane

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Citizen Kane, by Orson Welles

DVD review of Citizen Kane, one of the great movies of the 20th Century, starring, produced and written by Orson Welles

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Thelma Todd biography

Thelma Todd biography

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Thelma Todd ( July 29, 1906 – December 16, 1935)

Biography of Thelma Todd, a popular American actress of the late 1920s and early 1930s film. Appearing in over 40 pictures between 1926 and 1935, she is best remembered for her comedic roles in films like Marx Brothers’€ Monkey Business and Horse Feathers. She also had roles in Laurel and Hardy’s Another Fine Mess, The Devil’s Brother (aka Fra Diavolo), Chickens Come Home, and a brief part in The Bohemian Girl.

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Brigadoon, starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson

Brigadoon

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Brigadoon (1954) starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Buy from Amazon Brigadoon, like most Gene Kelly movies, is a musical with plenty of singing and dancing.  More than that, it is a movie with heart, and a strong message about the values that matter.  It begins with Tommy Albright (played well by Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (played to the hilt by Van Johnson). They’re Americans who are caught up in the rat race, and not loving it.  Tommy is engaged, but is not eager to marry her. Partly to delay the wedding, he accompanies his best friend, Jeff, on a hunting trip to Scotland. There, they become lost.

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The Muppet Show - the great Gonzo and Joel Grey in Razzle Dazzle

The Muppet Show Joel Grey

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The Muppet Show, guest-starring Joel Grey, Rowlf and Miss Piggy in ‘Sherlock Holmes and the case of the missing clues’, music includes ‘Cabaret’, ‘Comedy Tonight’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘Pachalafaka’

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