I just wanted to let everyone know about a neat documentary on Chasen's, that I just saw. It's specifically about the last days of this great Hollywood watering hole. If anyone has an interest in…Continue
The Thin Man, Pat & Mike, North By Northwest, Swing Time...Too many to name!
Who are your favorite stars?
Myrna Loy, Humphry Bogart, Cary Grant, Bette Davis...again too many to name.
Who are your favorite directors?
Ernst Lubitsch, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Cecil B. DeMille, Billy Wilder
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Well, I love old movies, but then you have probably guessed that! I would like to get to know others who feel the same way. I love them all from Cagney to Laurel & Hardy! I have also been a teacher, and I have a small acting studio here. I love to read biographies & autobiographies such as Bob Hope's, George Burns', Audrey Meadows', Esther Williams', Gene Wilder's, Charles Grodin's, Merv's, and Mike Douglas'.
Regarding Without Love, you're thinking of the right movie, but they were testing an oxygen helmet for pilots flying at high altitudes--part of the war effort.
I LOVE The Old Dark House, and I LOVE The Cat and the Canary. Have you ever seen The Ghost Breakers, also starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard? It's very similar to The Cat and the Canary, and I prefer The Ghost Breakers, but the other film is also a lot of fun. Cozy chills and thrills without anything really scary. The Old Dark House is scarier, but Melvyn Douglas's banter keeps it light. There's also a nice romantic subplot.
When you watch The Old Dark House, pay attention to the interesting camera work--distortions, shadows, etc. It's also a very atmospheric film, and I like those. For me, good thunderstorms add to the coziness!
Kristine, thanks for participating in the Screwball Comedies group! It has a lot of members, but most of them I never hear from.
I noticed you mention Pat and Mike as one of your favorite films, and it's one of mine, too. It's definitely my favorite of the Hepburn-Tracy pairings, although I also really like Woman of the Year and Without Love. That last doesn't get much attention compared with Adam's Rib and others they did, but I like it. It is perhaps a bit formulaic, but I happen to like the formula. :-)
I was on the Bob Hope group and noticed that you were asking about 'The Cat and the Canary' - it's available on R2 disc here in the UK for about six quid and while the picture quality is a little poor it is certainly watchable.
It's a terrific film.
Wow...Trigger and Champion..... that is interesting to know.
No...I have never been to the museum. I did hear that Roy Rogers Museum was closing tho'\
I did pass through Lone Pine a few years ago. It was a lot of fun to drive around in the Alabama Hills and see the rocks. You expected a pack of outlaws or warparty of Indians to be around every rock. If you have never been go to it.
They have the Lone Pine Film Museum there but it was closed the day I went thru.
Kristine - Welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood! You've come to the right place to find others who enjoy those old classic films! We have a lot happening here and I'm sure you can make some good friends.
To view Perfect Understanding click here. In 1929, after a successful career in silent film and at the height of her popularity, Gloria Swanson was preparing for her transition to “talkies,” the earliest, raw experiments in bringing sound to motion pictures. Her sound debut was in the 1929 drama written and directed by Edmund Goulding, The […]
To view Burden of Dreams click here. “If I abandon this project I would be a man without dreams and I don’t want to live like that. I live my life or I end my life with this project.” That’s how Werner Herzog responded to his investors in Germany asking him if he had the will […]
To view L’Eclisse click here. FilmStruck is currently streaming 11 films featuring Alain Delon as part of their “Icons: Alain Delon” theme and for the next 4 weeks I’ll be spotlighting a few of my favorite titles in this collection. To learn more about the French actor please see a previous post I wrote in 2010 […]