Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

On the second day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… Bing Crosby’s baby blues! That’s right, we’re spending one of our days of Christmas with the “other” blue-eyed crooner, not known as “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” but known for singing the song “White Christmas” many times — including in the film of the same name, which we’ll be taking a look at today. On to the show!… … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

Two films, one tale: Walk, Don’t Run (1966)

Yesterday, “Two films, one tale” took a look at The More the Merrier, the 1943 film about a woman who winds up sharing her apartment with two men after placing an advertisement looking for a roommate — her patriotic contribution to the war-induced housing shortage in Washington, D.C. Today, we’ll be looking at the second of the two films that share this tale: Walk, Don’t … Continue reading Two films, one tale: Walk, Don’t Run (1966)

Two films, one tale: The More the Merrier (1943)

Back in February, you folks may remember that I published two reviews under the theme of “Two films, one tale, one Tyrone” — reviewing 1937’s Love is News and its remake, That Wonderful Urge, both of which star Tyrone Power. I never intended to turn “Two films, one tale” into a series here on the blog, but I just can’t help myself. One sleepy Saturday … Continue reading Two films, one tale: The More the Merrier (1943)

The Garbo Silents Collection: Flesh and the Devil (1927)

Leo von Harden (John Gilbert) and Ulrich von Eltz (Lars Hanson) are long-time pals, having grown up together and served together in the military, sharing a bunk in the barracks. As kids, they made a blood pact to ensure their undying bond. They’re such good pals they’ve even got their own “Isle of Friendship,” an island they used to row to as children, where they … Continue reading The Garbo Silents Collection: Flesh and the Devil (1927)