Favorite things about… The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

The favorite film: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, a 1947 romantic fantasy directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz The cast: Gene Tierney as Lucy Rex Harrision as Captain Daniel Gregg George Sanders as Miles “Uncle Neddy” Fairley Edna Best as Martha Huggins Robert Coote as Mr. Coombe The synopsis: Since the death of her husband, Lucy… Read More Favorite things about… The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Second Looks: Errol and Olivia in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938)

King Richard (Ian Hunter) has left England to take part in the Crusades. The mission that would have made him a hero has instead turned him into a prisoner, when he is captured and held for ransom. Unfortunately for King Richard, his brother, Prince John (Claude Rains), is in no hurry to pay that ransom… Read More Second Looks: Errol and Olivia in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938)

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ at the Redford Theatre

Last weekend, the Redford offered up a screening I couldn’t miss: Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. It was a digital presentation — not the preferred format for a classic film revival, but still very exciting, since I’ve loved this film for so long and have never seen it on a screen larger than a… Read More Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ at the Redford Theatre