Tag Archives: Actors

This isn’t a Film Review. It’s a Tribute!

I just happened across this video interview of Audrey Hepburn. And, if I thought she was awesome before, I’m now even more impressed! I just hope this inspires you as much as it did me. 🙂 You’re welcome! 🙂 PS: … Continue reading

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Walter Huston in ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ for the ‘O Canada! Blogathon’

How to describe this movie. It’s an adventure film. It’s a drama. It’s a Western (or neo-Western). It is also a classic film and, as it happens, one of the first Hollywood movies to be shot on location outside the … Continue reading

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Bette Davis in ‘The Letter’ (1940)

This film was the perfect vehicle for an actress like Bette Davis. It opens on a moonlit night in the tropics of Malaya. We are on a rubber plantation where the native workers play music or sleep in their outdoor … 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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Book Review: ‘Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland’

This book is no hagiography. It reveals in great detail all that was amazing, inspiring, and outright maddening about its subject. And it starts before the woman who would become Judy Garland was born. Her parents, Frank and Ethel Gumm, … 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 Tribute to Powers Boothe

It’s been days since the news came out that Powers Boothe is gone. According to Wikipedia, Boothe was the youngest of three boys who grew up on a cotton farm in Texas. He was the first in his family to attend … Continue reading

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