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Dodsworth (1936), or Happy Tho' Married Gets Knocked for a Loop

Hi everyone!It's been a while since I've blogged, and I did promise I would post here my contribution to The Great Breening Blogathon. So, with the promise that I will contribute here more frequently, here goes...Dodsworth (1936)The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)Directed by     William WylerProduced by     Samuel GoldwynWritten by     Sidney HowardBased on     Dodsworth 1934 play by Sidney HowardDodsworth 1929 novel by Sinclair LewisStarring     Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul…See More
Nov 12
Tiffany Brannan commented on William Ferry's blog post THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON!
"Dear Bill, I really appreciate your support. It is so kind of you to promote my blogathon for me. I have enjoyed getting to know you and many of the other interesting members of this club. You have a swell sense of humor! Yours Hopefully, Tiffany…"
Oct 15
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THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON!

Hi everyone! The big day is finally here!Please be sure to pay a visit to the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, run by our friend and fellow GAOH member, Tiffany Brannan.Tiffany graciously accepted my contribution, an examination of DODSWORTH (1936); it was a bit out of the scope of the Breening Blogathon Rules, but I did relate it to the Production Code warnings about divorce and infidelity.Be sure to read it and check out the other contributions (current and yet to come) at:…See More
Oct 14
Tiffany Brannan left a comment for William Ferry
"Dear Mr. Ferry, Here is the link to today's roster: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/the-great-breening-blogathon-day-1/. I hope you enjoy reading all the interesting articles. Yours Hopefully, Tiffany…"
Oct 13
William Ferry replied to Ktrek's discussion What Are You Watching?
"I just finished watching INHERIT THE WIND. A timeless story, and what a showcase for solid acting. Frederic March was great and Spencer Tracy was outstanding. Also, my son and I have been working our way through the CRIME DOES NOT PAY series. Some…"
Oct 12
William Ferry left a comment for Tiffany Brannan
"Hi Tiffany! Thanks very much for your kind review. Sometimes when you're writing, and you're more and more motivated as you go along, the words flow and everything clicks. I'm looking forward to your link, and I'll be delighted…"
Oct 11
Tiffany Brannan left a comment for William Ferry
"Dear Mr. Ferry, Thank you very much for sending your article to me early. I appreciate it. I read your article. It is very interesting and well-written. I will publish it on my website on Friday, the first day of the Blogathon. If you would like to…"
Oct 11
William Ferry left a comment for Tiffany Brannan
"Hi Tiffany, I finished my DODSWORTH article for your GREAT BREENING BLOG-A-THON. I know we had discussed my giving you the first option, so I'm sending you a copy. Would you prefer that I post it on my blog, if that's easier for…"
Oct 10
Rosie Sayer left a comment for William Ferry
"William, how is the writing going? I have been trying to get some things accomplished while watching movies in the background. I must admit, the distraction makes me a bit less productive."
Sep 27
Tiffany Brannan commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"I apologize for having an incorrect link. Here is the right one: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/extra-the-great-breening-blogathon/. Thank you for your interest.  Yours Hopefully, Tiffany Brannan"
Sep 11
Rosie Sayer commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"Tiffany, that link only takes me to a generic WordPress page that invites me to create my own WordPress site. I hope you can find a way to cross-post here, as I would love to read the full description."
Sep 11
Rosie Sayer commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"I must add that I don't think I could "Breen" a film, even in jest. But I will read your posts with interest!"
Sep 11
Rosie Sayer commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"Bill, I look forward to reading your blog. I have watched Dodsworth a couple of times and found it interesting, well-acted, and, if I'm any judge of this, mature in its outlook. Hollywood likes to make all marriages happy ones, but sometimes…"
Sep 11
William Ferry commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"Hi Ms. Brannan! Thank you very much for the kind words. I look forward to contributing more here on GAOH! I'm very glad that my choice of DODSWORTH passed the test. This is a really great film, and I encourage anyone who hasn't seen it to…"
Sep 9
Tiffany Brannan commented on William Ferry's blog post PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair
"Dear Mr. Ferry, What an amusing article! You are quite a wit. To quote Linda Seton, played by Katharine Hepburn, from "Holiday" of 1938, "I think I like this man." Thank you so much for joining my blogathon. I really appreciate…"
Sep 8
William Ferry posted a blog post

PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair

Greetings fellow film fans and GAOH members and visitors!   There's an old saying that if you want something done, give it to the guy who's really busy - he finds time to get everything finished. Somehow, I feel this is directed at me...   Anyway, today I decided to take the plunge, and add a blog post to my list of 10,000 top priorities. Yay me! I can't guarantee that I'll do this on a regular basis, but I'll give it a shot. My thought is, I will probably write about a particular film, genre,…See More
Sep 7

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What are your favorite movies?
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Mark of Zorro
It's a Wonderful Life
Singin' in the Rain
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Modern Times
Stagecoach
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Gone With the Wind
Who are your favorite stars?
Charlie Chaplin
James Cagney
Humphrey Bogart
Alice Faye
Eleanor Powell
Buster Keaton
Robert Mitchum
Dick Powell
Who are your favorite directors?
John Ford
Preston Sturges
D. W. Griffith
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I've been a movie fan since age five...watching Charlie Chaplin films! Imagine my delight when I realized, as a teen, that you could actually buy them! I've been collecting films ever since...on 8mm, CED disc, VHS, and now DVD. For film collectors and fans, this is, in many ways, the best of times!
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Dodsworth (1936), or Happy Tho' Married Gets Knocked for a Loop

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 6:01pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I've blogged, and I did promise I would post here my contribution to The Great Breening Blogathon. So, with the promise that I will contribute here more frequently, here goes...

Dodsworth (1936)



The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Directed by     William Wyler

Produced by     Samuel Goldwyn

Written by     Sidney Howard

Based on     Dodsworth 1934 play by Sidney Howard

Dodsworth…

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THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON!

Posted on October 14, 2017 at 7:05pm 1 Comment

Hi everyone! The big day is finally here!

Please be sure to pay a visit to the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, run by our friend and fellow GAOH member, Tiffany Brannan.

Tiffany graciously accepted my contribution, an examination of DODSWORTH (1936); it was a bit out of the scope of the Breening Blogathon Rules, but I did relate it to the Production Code warnings about divorce and infidelity.

Be sure to read it and check out the other…

Continue

PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, or Tom Swift and His Electric Chair

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 9:21pm 6 Comments

Greetings fellow film fans and GAOH members and visitors!

   There's an old saying that if you want something done, give it to the guy who's really busy - he finds time to get everything finished. Somehow, I feel this is directed at me...

   Anyway, today I decided to take the plunge, and add a blog post to my list of 10,000 top priorities. Yay me! I can't guarantee that I'll do this on a regular basis, but I'll give it a shot. My thought is, I will probably write about a…

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At 3:13pm on October 13, 2017, Tiffany Brannan said…

Dear Mr. Ferry,

Here is the link to today's roster: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/the-great-breening-blogathon-day-1/. I hope you enjoy reading all the interesting articles.

Yours Hopefully,

Tiffany Brannan

At 11:43am on October 11, 2017, Tiffany Brannan said…

Dear Mr. Ferry,

Thank you very much for sending your article to me early. I appreciate it. I read your article. It is very interesting and well-written. I will publish it on my website on Friday, the first day of the Blogathon. If you would like to publish it as a blog, perhaps you could post it here at the Golden Age of Hollywood on Monday with a link to the blogathon roster. I will send you the link in a few days.

Thank you so much for participating. I really appreciate it. By the way, in late September, I watched "Speedy" at the Egyptian Theatre. It was a marvelous experience. I posted an article about it here at this link. Right after I saw it, I got the sneaking suspicion that I had seen Mr. Lloyd before. I realized the next day that your profile picture is Harold Lloyd. What's your favorite movie with him?

Yours Hopefully,

Tiffany Brannan

At 9:47am on September 27, 2017, Rosie Sayer said…

William, how is the writing going? I have been trying to get some things accomplished while watching movies in the background. I must admit, the distraction makes me a bit less productive.

At 11:25am on April 21, 2013, Ktrek said…

Hi William! Nice to see you stop by again. There's a lot going on lately so maybe you can find something that will bring you back more than once every few years? :)

Kevin

At 6:34am on January 27, 2010, William Ferry said…
Thanks very much everyone for all the great birthday wishes! Here's hoping 2010 brings all of you happiness...and plenty of classic film fun! 8-D (Harold Lloyd smile!)
At 6:53pm on January 26, 2010, The Giant said…
Happy Birthday!!!!

At 4:56pm on January 26, 2010, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Hope You Have a Great Birthday!!!

At 7:20pm on August 10, 2009, Tina H. said…
Thanks for joining America's Sweetheart: Mary Pickford.
At 12:33pm on August 8, 2009, Tina H. said…
Thank you for joining my group, America's Sweetheart Mary Pickford.
At 10:20pm on July 15, 2009, Tina H. said…

 
 
 

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