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Gene Tierney in Sundown, c. 1941

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"Casanova Brown" (1944) - Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright   Very enjoyable movie.  Gary Cooper is quietly humorous and Teresa Wright is so sweet.

Casanova Brown(1944).

Casanova Brown(1944). Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Frank Morgan. Directed by Sam Wood.It was nominated for three Academy Awards; for Best Score, Best Sound, Recording (Thomas T. Moulton) and Best Art Direction (Perry Ferguson, Julia Heron). When Casanova asks Madge's father, J. J. Ferris, for permission to marry Madge, her father believes that he is only marrying her for her money turns him down. Casanova and Madge, decide to ignore her fathers wishes and go ahead with their…

James Cagney & Joan Leslie. #classy They starred together in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 - New York City

James Cagney & Joan Leslie. #classy They starred together in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed, 1940) - Danger lurks in silhouette behind Margaret Lockwood as she makes a telephone call in Carol Reed’s espionage thriller – a film which was initially marketed as a sequel of sorts to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938).

Dial T for telephone: an A-Z of phones on film

To celebrate the rerelease of Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder, we flick through an A-Z directory of phones in the movies.

The More the Merrier: Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, and Jean Arthur

The More the Merrier (1943)

Happy National Classic Movie Day! This post is my contribution to the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon in celebration of this inaugural holiday on May 16, 2015. The blogathon is hosted by the gr…

Lisa Berndl (Joan Fontaine): "Now I'm alone. My head throbs and my temples are burning. Perhaps God has been kind, and I too have caught the fever. If this letter reaches you, believe this - that I love you now as I've always loved you. My life can be measured by the moments I've had with you and our child. If only you could have shared those moments, if only you could have recognized what was always yours, could have found what was never lost. If only..." -- from Letter from an Unknown…

Film review: Letter from an Unknown Woman

Turn-of-the-century Vienna is the setting for Max Ophüls' wonderful, perfectly crafted melodrama, writes Peter Bradshaw

Hall of Mirrors sequence from Orson Welles's Lady from Shanghai, 1948

Hall of Mirrors sequence from Orson Welles's Lady from Shanghai, 1948