One year, one film: 1945 – The Clock

One year, one film: 1945 The film: The Clock, dir. Vincente Minnelli starring Judy Garland and Robert Walker Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE “Every second a heart-beat,” reads the poster for 1945’s The Clock, a sweet and sentimental wartime romance. The film tells the story of Corporal Joe Allen (Robert Walker), who has a two-day leave in New … More One year, one film: 1945 – The Clock

The Classic Movie History Project, 2015: ‘For Me and My Gal’ as Wartime Cinema

Note: This post will contain some spoilers. Read with caution if you’ve never seen For Me and My Gal. Additionally, this post was written for The Classic Movie History Project blogathon. For more information on this blogathon, see the end of the post! With World War II looming heavily over every aspect of American life … More The Classic Movie History Project, 2015: ‘For Me and My Gal’ as Wartime Cinema

Favorite things about… The Harvey Girls (1946)

The favorite film: The Harvey Girls, a 1946 technicolor musical directed by George Sidney The synopsis: Susan Bradley is taking the train west to marry a man she’s been corresponding with via letters. On the train, she meets a gaggle of lovely women who are headed to the same town as she. They are “Harvey … More Favorite things about… The Harvey Girls (1946)

Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Reviewin’ the Box: Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime What’s in the box?: A single disc including including musical performances from Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. These performances come from a 1962 televised special. Packaging: This DVD, released by KULTUR, comes in a standard plastic case. The cover design is simple, … More Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Favorite things about… In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

The favorite film: In the Good Old Summertime, a 1949 musical/romance directed by Robert Z. Leonard for MGM. The synopsis: Andrew and Veronica are instant enemies from the day they meet. When Veronica is hired as a saleswoman at Oberkugen’s, a music store where Andrew also works, their dislike for each other continues to grow. … More Favorite things about… In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Happy birthday, Joots!

Today is a very special day: the 90th anniversary of Frances Ethel Gumm’s birth. Most people would probably, upon reading that sentence, think “Franches Ethel who?,” but we classic film fans know that she later became the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland. Frances (nicknamed “Baby”) was born on June 10, 1922, to a Minnesota … More Happy birthday, Joots!