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…

Maid’s Night Out (1938)

Bill Norman (Allan Lane) is the heir to a very successful dairy company, but he wants nothing to do with the family business. Instead, he has a great interest in studying tropical fish. Bill’s father, Rufus (George Irving), isn’t too happy with his son’s life choices. So, he decides to make a bet. If Bill…

Favorite things about… The Women (1939)

A note from Lindsey: Exactly a year ago today I published a post about 1939’s The Women, which I had discovered two days earlier. (I posted a very tiny review of it.) Here’s another look at the film, which became an instant favorite and was viewed multiple times last year. The favorite film: The Women,…

September Affair (1950)

Industrialist David Lawrence (Joseph Cotten) is taking a trip to Italy when he meets Manina Stuart (Joan Fontaine), a pianist on the verge of finding success. Though David has a wife (Jessica Tandy) and son (Robert Arthur) back in America, he and Manina begin to fall for each other. They feel no guilt because his…

Casanova’s Big Night (1954)

*This review contains a spoiler for the ending of the film, but it is clearly marked! Pippo Popolino (Bob Hope) is a miserable tailor’s apprentice living in Italy in the mid-18th century. He wants to woo the widow Francesca (Joan Fontaine), and to do so decides to dress up as Italy’s most notorious ladies man,…

The Women (1939)

Watched February 5, 2012 The Women (1939): 5/5! Let me begin by saying that this film has an AMAZING cast, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine… it doesn’t get much better. And this fantastic cast certainly doesn’t disappoint. The script…