The favorite film: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, a 1947 romantic fantasy directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz The cast: Gene Tierney as Lucy Rex Harrision as Captain Daniel Gregg George Sanders as Miles “Uncle Neddy” Fairley Edna Best as Martha Huggins Robert Coote as Mr. Coombe The synopsis: Since the death of her husband, Lucy Muir has been living with his family, but she and … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
I’m reviewing two Tyrone Power films that tell the same story. First up we had Love is News (1937), co-starring Loretta Young. Today, That Wonderful Urge (1948), with Gene Tierney taking on the role formerly occupied by Young. Two films, one tale, and one leading man in Tyrone Power! Sara Farley (Gene Tierney) is the heiress to a major grocery store chain, nicknamed the “fifty … Continue reading Two films, one tale, one Tyrone: That Wonderful Urge (1948)
This post contains spoilers for Laura in the “Favorite things/quotes” section. Tread with caution if you’ve never seen this wonderful film! The favorite film: Laura, a 1944 noir/drama directed by Otto Preminger The synopsis: Detective Mark McPherson is investigating the death of Laura Hunt, a woman who has been found dead in her apartment. Interviewing plenty of suspicious people who knew her, McPherson begins to … Continue reading Favorite things about… Laura (1944)
Philip Sutherland (Clark Gable) is an American reporter stationed in Moscow during the war. He becomes attracted to a Russian ballerina named Marya (Gene Tierney). He soon discovers that the affection from afar has been mutual, and that she has learned English just so she could finally talk to him. They fall hard for each other and marry, spending a happy honeymoon by the water. … Continue reading Never Let Me Go (1953)
Personal Affair (1953): 3.8/5 Personal Affair is a good but slow-starting British drama about a girl who falls in love with her teacher. In the beginning it just seems like a common crush on a teacher who cares for his students, but it becomes more complicated as the film progresses. I won’t give up any more than that, because I came in with only this … Continue reading Personal Affair (1953)
Some people like to go out to dinner with their sweethearts on February 14. Some like to wallow. Some simply don’t care. Me? I use the (usually uneventful) day to celebrate my favorite on-screen romances and watch them, schedule permitting. This year, the schedule does not permit. I won’t be home from campus until around 10 pm, so rather than watch them, this year I’m … Continue reading In honor of this Hallmark holiday… let’s talk about my favorite screen couples!
Watched January 27, 2010 Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950): 5/5 I selected this film largely because of Gene Tierney. I’ve loved every film that I’ve seen her in, but I’ve barely dipped my movie-watching toes into her filmography. I was even more impressed by this film than those I’d seen previously. It follows a detective who’s in hot water for beating up on the neighborhood … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)