Favorite things about… Top Hat (1935)

Back by popular demand, it’s Favorite Things Friday here on TMP! The first Friday of each month, I’ll share my favorite things about one of my favorite films. For July, we celebrate a joyful musical-comedy full of miscommunication… The favorite film: Top Hat, a 1935 musical directed by Mark Sandrich The synopsis: An American dancer meets a dressmaker’s model in a hotel and falls in … Continue reading Favorite things about… Top Hat (1935)

TMP READS: All Singing! All Talking! All Dancing! by John Springer

All Singing! All Talking! All Dancing!: A pictorial history of the movie musical by John Springer was first published in 1966. Before the book even begins, it contains one of the most clever dedications I’ve ever seen in a classic film book. It reads: “This Book Is Dedicated To – The second chorus cutie from the right who just happens to know all the steps … Continue reading TMP READS: All Singing! All Talking! All Dancing! by John Springer

Mill Creek Musings: Up in the Air (1940), Private Buckaroo (1942), Career Girl (1944)

Working my way through more of the Mill Creek 50 Musicals box set, I decided to have a triple feature of three tiny musicals, clocking in at about an hour each. This Mill Creek set is shaping up to be a pleasant surprise, with all three of these films displayed with picture and sound quality that is more than watchable. The following are abbreviated reviews … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Up in the Air (1940), Private Buckaroo (1942), Career Girl (1944)