Favorite things about… Rebecca (1940)

The favorite film: Rebecca, a 1940 romantic thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: When a shy young woman meets and falls in love with the wealthy Maxim de Winter in Monte Carlo, they quickly marry before heading back to his Cornwall estate, Manderley. But after arriving, the bride finds that the memory of Maxim’s first wife still looms large over Manderley. … Continue reading Favorite things about… Rebecca (1940)

The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Note: This week on TMP we’re looking at James Dean’s major roles with reviews from The Complete James Dean Collection box set. Yesterday: East of Eden. Today: Rebel Without a Cause. Teen delinquency films from the ’50s seem like they’re about a dime a dozen, but Rebel Without a Cause is the only one I can think of that is widely regarded as a true … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

The Films of James Dean: East of Eden (1955)

Note: For the next three days on TMP we’ll be looking at The Complete James Dean Collection box set, a DVD collection of all three of the actor’s major roles. First up: East of Eden. Loosely based on the novel by John Steinbeck, East of Eden tells the story of two brothers in Salinas, California. The year is 1917. Adam Trask (Raymond Massey) has moved … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: East of Eden (1955)

The Garbo Silents Collection: The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Our look at the TCM Archives “Garbo Silents Collection” concludes today with a look at 1928’s The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo and based on the novel “War in the Dark” by Ludwig Wolff. Garbo stars as Tania, a character TCM describes as “a Russian spy who seduces her victims” on the back cover of the DVD set. It is true that Tania is … Continue reading The Garbo Silents Collection: The Mysterious Lady (1928)

The Garbo Silents Collection: The Temptress (1926)

It all begins at a masked ball — quite the romantic setting. A man (Antonio Moreno) is enjoying the party when his attention is caught by a beautiful woman (Greta Garbo). Their attraction only grows when the masks come off. It’s love at first sight for Manuel and Elena. There’s just one little problem: Elena is married, and her husband (Armand Kaliz) is no stranger. He’s a wealthy marquis, … Continue reading The Garbo Silents Collection: The Temptress (1926)

Eight Days of Christmas: A Christmas Wish (1950)

Rupert is the world’s greatest entertainer, according to his trainer. He may be a squirrel, but he sure can dance, and can also jump rope! “He taps his little toe, and steals the show, and takes your heart along…” but not the hearts of many, as it turns out. Rupert and his trainer are struggling, and unable to pay their rent, they are kicked out … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: A Christmas Wish (1950)

Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 2

Last year, I reviewed the Blondie Vol. 1 box set from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. Today, I’m back with a review of the second volume, which I purchased at the same time but completely forgot to watch… for an entire year. I’m a terrible blogger! Beginning with Blondie in 1938, this series would run for a total of 28 films. These films were based on … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 2

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Home from the Hill (1960)

Film #4: Home from the Hill (1960) Directed by Vincente Minelli Written by Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch Starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton The fourth film in the Robert Mitchum set is one I’d never seen prior to watching the set for these reviews: Home from the Hill, a 1960 flick about a wealthy Texas family. Mitchum is the womanizing patriarch, … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Home from the Hill (1960)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

Our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the third feature, The Sundowners. Previous reviews from this set: Angel Face | Out of the Past Film #3: The Sundowners (1960) Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Isobel Lennart from a novel by Jon Cleary Starring Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Glynis Johns Directed by Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947)

Our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the second feature, Out of the Past. Previous review from this set: Angel Face Film #2: Out of the Past (1947) Directed by Jacques Tourneur Written by Geoffrey Homes Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Like Angel Face, Out of the Past was a re-watch for me, and these two films were the … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947)