Keeper of the Flame (1942) – The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

Last year, when Margaret Perry approached me about taking part in The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, I jumped at the chance to take a second look at The Rainmaker, a KH film that I’d been eager to re-watch after first discovering/reviewing it in 2012. When I learned that this celebration of Katharine Hepburn would be taking place for a second year, I decided to boldly … Continue reading Keeper of the Flame (1942) – The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

Second Looks: The Rainmaker (for The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon)

I originally reviewed 1956’s The Rainmaker a little over two years ago. In that review I scored the film 4/5, but didn’t go into great detail about the performances, instead focusing on the film’s message and writing. I’ve been wanting to revisit the film for a while, having not watched in since I reviewed it in 2012, so I figured what better time than in … Continue reading Second Looks: The Rainmaker (for The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon)

Katharine Hepburn: a tribute

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College she began her stage career, and a few years later found Hollywood success in the 1930s. She went on to amass 51 film and television credits between 1932 and 1994. As we celebrate her birthday today, the following are my five favorite Katharine Hepburn films (at the … Continue reading Katharine Hepburn: a tribute

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

The top-notch cast of Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn make up the mysterious drama Suddenly, Last Summer. A wealthy widow, Violet Venable (Hepburn) calls on a young surgeon from Chicago (Clift) to perform a lobotomy on her niece Catherine (Taylor). Catherine has allegedly been defaming the reputation of Violet’s late son Sebastian, uttering “fantastic babblings” about the boy’s mysterious death while they were … Continue reading Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #8

Bringing Up Baby (1938) Why? Howard Hawks is one of my favorite directors, Cary Grant is my favorite man ever to live. A leopard and Katharine Hepburn are also involved. It is really impossible to hate a movie that boasts these elements. Favorite character: Baby (duh) and Major Applegate (portrayed by Charlie Ruggles) Favorite quote or scene: “When a man is wrestling a leopard in … Continue reading Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #8