Movie review of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
It’s a Wonderful Life is a wonderful film, and a perennial classic at Christmas time. It’s the story of a man named George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) at the end of his rope. He’s about to commit suicide. He feels that his life has been worthless. An angel named Clarence shows him what the world would have been like if he hadn’t been born. He inspires George to not give up, and George returns to his family – on Christmas Eve. Only to find out just how much he’s worth to his community.Read More »It’s a Wonderful Life
The Devil-Doll (1936) starring Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan, directed by Tod Browning
The Devil-Doll – Lionel Barrymore stars in this classic horror thriller about a Devil’s Island escapee who shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.Read More »The Devil-Doll [Lionel Barrymore]
Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day (1941), starring Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Lionel Barrymore, Red Skelton
(Editor’s note: originally published at Red-Skelton.info, used with permission)
Red Skelton had a recurring role in the Dr. Kildare movie series, providing comedy relief as orderly Vernon Briggs. In Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day, he has three memorable comedy routines — as well as a serious moment that we’ll address later:Read More »Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day
movie review of the classic film Key Largo, where a gangster (Edward G. Robinson) breaks into a hotel during a storm, taking the innkeeper (Lionel Barrymore) and his daughter-in-law (Lauren Bacall) – who’s only hope is the returned G.I. (Humphrey Bogart) who can stand up to the gangster; if he can find his courage again.
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