If Winter Comes (1947)

Penny Green is a quiet English village, home to Mark Sabre (Walter Pidgeon) an idealistic author and publisher not-quite-happily married to Mabel (Angela Lansbury). Mabel is a bit of a town gossip, but she and her family may become the subject of the rumor mill when Nona Tybar (Deborah Kerr), a former flame of Mark’s,…

Bhowani Junction (1956)

The year is 1947, and the British have decided to withdraw from India. That means Colonel Rodney Savage (Stewart Granger) will be returning to England. As he boards his train, he receives a smooch from Victoria Jones (Ava Gardner). After boarding, he talks with a fellow passenger, recounting the details of his stay in Bhowani…

‘Til We Meet Again (1940)

Dan Hardesty (George Brent) and Joan Ames (Merle Oberon) are strangers who meet in a bar in Hong Kong. They share one drink and then part ways, never expecting to see one another again. As fate would have it, though, Dan and Joan are about to board the very same ship, headed for San Francisco.…

Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger

For this week’s collector’s corner, I’ve got another edition of Star Collections — the subcategory in which I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. Today’s star is the lovely Ginger Rogers, who I am considering for my next filmography project! Ginger Books & Mags Not…

Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Tommy Gordon (John Garfield) thinks he’s invincible. Deeply involved in the criminal underworld, he has no fears of being shipped away to prison. He has too many friends and allies for that. At least, that’s what he believes. His tune changes when, after an arrest, his friends swiftly abandon him — with the exception of…

Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

Note: Since May is the month of Mother’s Day in the US and also the month of my mom’s birthday, I had to go for a corny pun with this month’s Favorite Things: The Mummy. Forgive my cheese! The favorite film: The Mummy, a Universal monster movie directed by Karl Freund The cast: Boris Karloff…

April 2018 in Film

While I’d love to say that April brought me out of my viewing slump, that wasn’t the case. The past month was my worst of the year so far — probably my worst in the history of the blog! Most of what I watched was for background noise, with the exception of the couple of…

The Mole People (1956)

“In archaeology, all things are possible.” Dr. Roger Bentley (John Agar) is an archaeologist leading a team including Dr. Jud Bellamin (Hugh Beaumont), Dr. Paul Stewart (Phil Chambers), and Etienne Lafarge (Nestor Paiva) on a hunt for ancient Sumerian artifacts. One of their discoveries is a cuneiform-engraved tablet describing a temple dedicated to Ishtar, a…

They Met in Bombay (1941)

Anya von Duren (Rosalind Russell) and Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) are jewel thieves, but this is no coupled-up teamwork arrangement. They’re competitors, both after a very large, very expensive piece known as the “Star of Asia.” The jewel is owned by a Duchess (Jessie Ralph), and both thieves try to win her confidence. Gerald’s tactic…