The human soul is naturally inclined towards seeking comfort, that lovely feeling of reassurance that the world holds hope and wonder, that things once broken can be mended, that not all that is lost, is lost forever. As a child, my comfort film was Gone with the Wind. It was a film that filled me with the… Continue reading The Comfort of Classics: Five Favourites
Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant made four films together, the most famous of which is An Affair to Remember, but four years before they declared their love for one another on an ocean liner and immortalised the Empire State Building; they starred in a comedy called Dream Wife. The film is about an ordinary American couple (amusing seeing… Continue reading Nightmare Wife: Deborah Kerr in “Dream Wife” (1953)
His Girl Friday (1940) is a stone cold screwball comedy classic, starring two juggernauts of the genre: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. This film is up there with such masterpieces as It Happened One Night and Midnight, among many others in this golden echelon of the Golden Age. It has all the wonderful hallmarks of the genre, which include an… Continue reading Pressed for Time: Rosalind Russell in “His Girl Friday” (1940)
Jeanne Craine has always been a classic film actress who I knew of, but who always flew under the radar for me. I've always mostly associated her with the part of evil Gene Tierney's sweet cousin in Leave Her To Heaven. I remember liking her in that, and thinking how lovely she was, which is… Continue reading Always integrity: Jeanne Craine In People Will Talk (1951)
I am pleased to say that I will be participating in The Rosalind Russell Blogathon hosted by In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, so please watch this space!