One year, one film: 1964 – Dead Ringer

One year, one film: 1964 The film: Dead Ringer, dir. Paul Henreid Starring Bette Davis Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See A little bit campy but also a little bit brilliant, Dead Ringer offers a fantastic showcase of the talent of Bette Davis in a later stage of her career. Directed by her Now, Voyager and Deception co-star Paul Henreid, Davis stars in a dual … Continue reading One year, one film: 1964 – Dead Ringer

Second looks: Bette Davis in ‘Dead Ringer’

Having been estranged for many years, twin sisters Edith Philips and Margaret de Lorca reunite at the funeral of Margaret’s husband Frank, a man they both loved. Though Edith has been living in Margaret’s home city of Los Angeles for ten years, the two have not spoken in much longer than that. They lead very different lives: Edith owns a cocktail lounge and is three … Continue reading Second looks: Bette Davis in ‘Dead Ringer’

Star Spotlight: Paul Henreid

Paul Henried Born Paul Georg Julius Freiherr von Hernried Ritter von Wassel-Waldingau (Paul von Hernreid for short) Date of birth: January 10, 1908 Date of death: March 29, 1992 Roles First role: Dawn (1933) First English-language role: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) Final film role: Exorcist II (1977) First film directed: For Men Only (1952) Final film directed: Ballad in Blue (1964) Henreid’s directorial career also … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Paul Henreid

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

Today’s review of Now, Voyager marks the end of our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! Previous reviews: Splendor in the Grass Love in the Afternoon Mogambo Film #4: Now, Voyager (1942) Directed by Irving Rapper Written by Casey Robinson from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains Now, Voyager follows Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Yesterday was my greatest Valentine’s Day ever, because I got to spend part of it at my favorite place: the Redford Theatre! Since my life is devoid of romance, I did what no other 22-year-old lady in the world would do for this holiday: I spent the day with my parents. The first half of the day was spent eating Mexican food and attending a … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Night Train to Munich (1940)

Margaret Lockwood stars as Anna Bomasch, the daughter of an inventor who is forced to flee to England when the Germans march into Prague, war looming closely overhead. Anna ends up being brought to a concentration camp, where Karl Marsen (Paul Henreid) helps here escape and find her father in England. But the relief of finding refuge in England doesn’t last long. Soon Anna and … Continue reading Night Train to Munich (1940)