Category Archives: Classic Movies

Holiday Movie Suggestions – Part Four

One last round of short holiday movie reviews before we take a break from reviewing and make out our resolutions for the new year! I actually don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. It just seemed like it was time for … Continue reading

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Joseph Cotten in ‘Citizen Kane’

For the Joseph Cotten blogathon (hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, I chose to write about him in Citizen Kane. Not just because the movie is (or was) considered the greatest film of all … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Key Largo’ (1948)

It would be easy to dismiss this film as a mash-up of To Have and Have Not and Casablanca. But itโ€™s more than that. The war is over and our protagonist ex-Major Frank McCloud (played by Humphrey Bogart) decides to … Continue reading

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The Big Finale of ‘Detour’

Happy Saturday (or whatever day you happen to catch this)! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you ready for the big, rather depressing downbeat ending of the latest B-movie feature? When I posted the previous part, I mentioned a few fun facts about Ann … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘All About Eve’ (1950)

This movie was based on a short story which itself was based on a true event. Itโ€™s also one of Bette Davisโ€™ most memorable films. Davis plays Margo Channing, a well-loved but aging Broadway star. She is surrounded by a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Elizabeth Taylor is the kind of actress that could easily qualify as the number one representative of classic Hollywood stardom and financial success. Along with her considerable attributes as a businesswoman and humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor was a stunning beauty. Taylor … Continue reading

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Raymond Burr for the Prosecution

As a Canadian-born actor, it seems a little ironic that Raymond Burr would wind up playing the iconic American defense attorney Perry Mason. But, as one who grew up watching Burr as the good guy lawyer who (almost) never lost … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

It came to my attention earlier this week that this movie recently had an anniversary. That reminded me of when I first saw it at the age of 17 on TV (of course). I think it was a lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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The Grand Finale of ‘Charade’

And now at long last, we have the final segment of the film with the adorable Audrey Hepburn and the long-in-the-tooth, but thoroughly distinguished Cary Grant! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the grand finale of Charade! ๐Ÿ™‚

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‘The 39 Steps’ – A Rambling Review

Warning: This rambling review is actually an outline of the movie I wrote for a screenwriting class. So, if you don’t want to read spoilers, DO NOT read this review (or whatever it is). If you’ve seen the movie and … Continue reading

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