Summer in ‘cember: Gidget gets a sequel (or two)

As you can probably tell from yesterday’s “Summer in ‘cember” post, I really love the film Gidget. And I really love Sandra Dee in the title role. Sandra Dee is the “absolute ultimate” Gidget in my book. With this fondness in mind, it’s no surprise that I was very reluctant to watch the two theatrical sequels to Gidget, because each stars a different actress as … Continue reading Summer in ‘cember: Gidget gets a sequel (or two)

Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)

Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) is a pleasant romantic comedy. Hedy Lamarr gets star billing as Princess Veronica, a European royal who has fallen for a common American reporter named Paul (Warner Anderson). She travels to New York City, hoping to find Paul again. Instead, she meets a sweet bellhop named Jimmy (Robert Walker) at the hotel where she’s staying. He mistakes her for … Continue reading Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Daisy Kenyon (1947): 5/5! – Contains mild spoilers Daisy Kenyon opens with an awesome, fun-fact-spewing cabbie (who is never seen again, but is a great way to start the film) and a romantic, airy song. This opening may set a viewer who has never seen or read about the film before to think that it’s going to be a comedy, but don’t be fooled! This … Continue reading Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Other Men’s Women (1931)

Watched February 5, 2012 Other Men’s Women (1931): 4/5 Other Men’s Women follows a love triangle between a man (Bill, portrayed by Grant Withers), his best friend (Jack, portrayed by Regis Toomey) and his best friend’s wife (Lily, portrayed by Mary Astor). Bill is a bit of a heavy drinker, and is taken in by Jack and Lily during one of his drunken stupors. He … Continue reading Other Men’s Women (1931)