An odious Claude Rains in ‘Sealed Cargo’ (1951)

Sealed Cargo (1951) Directed by Alfred Werker Starring: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn * Published specifically for The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon hosted by Tiffany & Rebekah Brannan at The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society * ¤¤¤ Narrative When War engulfs the world, giant forces are marshalled for conflict. Smashing victories are … More An odious Claude Rains in ‘Sealed Cargo’ (1951)

Talking Marriage & Robert Donat in ‘Perfect Strangers’ (1945)

Perfect Strangers (1945) Directed by Alexander Korda Starring: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd * Published specifically for The Robert Donat Blogathon hosted by Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films* ¤¤¤ Synopsis London, Spring 1940. It is the start of an ordinary day this Wednesday, April 4, in the Wilson household. Robert … More Talking Marriage & Robert Donat in ‘Perfect Strangers’ (1945)

Classic Film Talk: ‘The Wife Takes a Flyer’ (1942)

Today we reminisce about The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) Directed by Richard Wallace Starring: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn * Published specifically for The Joan Bennett Blogathon hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days of Hollywood * Synopsis The resemblance of (the) characters to any Nazi military figures is intentional and … More Classic Film Talk: ‘The Wife Takes a Flyer’ (1942)

Classic Film Talk: ‘Enchantment’ (1948)

Teresa Wright Centennial Today we reminisce about Enchantment (1948) Directed by Irving Reis Starring: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger Story The face of London has been heavily altered by constant acts of war. Many buildings have been hollowed out by bombs, standing only as ruins, while others have managed to remain unscathed. … More Classic Film Talk: ‘Enchantment’ (1948)

AFI 100: ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ (1946)

Teresa Wright Centennial Directed by William Wyler Starring: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Cathy O’Donnell Samuel Goldwyn was insistent upon making this film and always considered it to be his most important, prestigious project. All of his contract players knew this, almost rolling their eyes each time their … More AFI 100: ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ (1946)

Classic Film Talk: ‘Mrs. Miniver’ (1942)

Teresa Wright Centennial Today we reminisce about Mrs. Miniver (1942) Directed by William Wyler Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty Prologue This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their … More Classic Film Talk: ‘Mrs. Miniver’ (1942)