You Can’t Run Away From It (1956)

Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is the daughter of a wealthy Texas cattleman, A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford).When Ellie goes against her father’s wishes by marrying the gold-digging Ballarino (Jacques Scott), Mr. Andrews goes to great lengths to secure an annulment, hatching a plot to have his own daughter kidnapped. Trapped on her dad’s yacht but unwilling to comply with his annulment scheme, Ellie takes a dive overboard and … Continue reading You Can’t Run Away From It (1956)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a public relations man, a dedicated worker at a firm in San Francisco. He’s also a heavy drinker, even drinking on the job. Joe meets Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick), a secretary for one of his clients — and a teetotaler. She prefers chocolate over liquor. It may seem that Kirsten would be a good influence on Joe, but the opposite … Continue reading Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Mister Roberts (1955)

The all-star foursome of James Cagney, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon and William Powell star in this World War II dramatic comedy. Cagney is Captain Morton of the navy cargo ship The Reluctant, known by the crew as “The Bucket.” The ship has been in the pacific during World War II, but doesn’t seem to have been a ship of much importance or status. Fonda is … Continue reading Mister Roberts (1955)

How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

How to Murder Your Wife (1965): 3.5/5 I chose this film on a whim after browsing the “Classic Romantic Comedies” page on Netflix and noticing that Jack Lemmon had top billing. I’ve been trying to watch more of his films after falling in love with Bell, Book and Candle earlier this year. Lemmon is often remembered for Some Like It Hot, in which he and … Continue reading How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Mixed bag: Thelma and Louise (1991), Blondie of the Follies (1932), Five and Ten (1931), Blades of Glory (2007), Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 5, 2012 Watched January 2, 2012: Thelma and Louise (1991) – 4/5; My mom recommended this movie to me. She found it in the $5 bin and became obsessed with it, insisting that I must watch it as well haha. We usually have pretty similar taste in films (aside from the fact that I love old films much more than … Continue reading Mixed bag: Thelma and Louise (1991), Blondie of the Follies (1932), Five and Ten (1931), Blades of Glory (2007), Bell Book and Candle (1958)