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Harvey

Harvey, starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull
Harvey (1950), starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull Synopsis of Harvey James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd.  His constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood’s obsession with...
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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince Synopsis of Cyrano de Bergerac France, 1640: Cyrano de Bergerac, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian.
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Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday (1950) starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford Synopsis of Born Yesterday  Broderick Crawford wants his girlfriend Judy Holliday to be cultured.  He hires William Holden to teach her in a hilarious Garson Kanin comedy set in Washington, D.C. Priceless Judy repeated Broadway triumph and won an Oscar(r)...
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My Friend Irma Goes West

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn  The team of Martin & Lewis (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, of course) return to the screen in the sequel to their first film, My Friend Irma.This time, the ditzy blonde Irma (Marie Wilson) leads...
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Destination Moon

Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein  Although I’d heard of  Destination Moon years ago, I only saw it for the first time last night. It was enjoyable, but with a strange feeling of nostalgia.  Released...
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The Yellow Cab Man [Red Skelton]

The Yellow Cab Man (1950) starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak  The Yellow Cab Man begins with a very funny title sequence. The accident-prone “Red” Pirdy, portrayed by Red Skelton, falls down stairs and ends up in the hospital. He confides to the audience, “You know this is the best cast I’ve ever...
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Three Little Words [Red Skelton, Fred Astaire]

Three Little Words (1950) starring Red Skelton, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl  Three Little Words is a long-time favorite movie of mine, for several reasons.   First, I’m a large fan of the comedy of Red Skelton, and he’s given plenty of room to work his comedy, both...
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Texas Carnival [Red Skelton]

Texas Carnival (1951) starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, and Keenan Wynn  Texas Carnival is an interesting musical, comedy and romance that €™s a little bit different.   It has 4 very different stars €”Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Howard Keel, and Ann Miller €”with four...
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