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Getting Love Back On Track: Jean Harlow in “Saratoga”

As most classic film fans know, Saratoga was, tragically, Jean Harlow's last film. It was her seventh film with her good friend, Clark Gable, with whom she had starred in such classics as Red Dust, Wife vs Secretary and Hold Your Man. Jean had suffered from ill health for much of her life, and had been ill for a fairly protracted… Continue reading Getting Love Back On Track: Jean Harlow in “Saratoga”

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How To Mend A Broken Heart: David Duchovny in Return to Me

Written and directed by actress Bonnie Hunt, Return To Me is a film that my mother adores for two reasons. Firstly because it stars David Duchovny and he is one of her favourite actors. She has watched everything he's starred in from The Red Shoe Diaries to The X-Files (of course) and Californication. Secondly, and most importantly, she loves the film because it… Continue reading How To Mend A Broken Heart: David Duchovny in Return to Me

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The Education of Miss Anne Leeds: Jean Simmons in This Could Be the Night

This Could Be the Night (1957) is probably one of the lesser known films of both Jean Simmons and Anthony Franciosa's varied careers. While it was Anthony's film debut after his incredibly successful Broadway career, Jean already had an established film career having been nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA. Jean would also be… Continue reading The Education of Miss Anne Leeds: Jean Simmons in This Could Be the Night

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The Eyes of A Woman in Love: Jean Simmons in Guys and Dolls

Based on the hugely successful broadway play of the same name, which was in turn adapted from two short stories by Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls stars Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and of course, Jean Simmons. Jean was not the first choice for the part of Sister Sarah Brown, the conscientious, conservative and headstrong leader… Continue reading The Eyes of A Woman in Love: Jean Simmons in Guys and Dolls

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Christmas in the Countryside: Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas in Connecticut is a lighthearted, lovely holiday film. But upon closer inspection, it has a far more serious cultural resonance. And before you roll your eyes and grumble at the fact that I'm making a serious, real life connection to a romantic comedy, please hear me out. While the film is full of laughs and… Continue reading Christmas in the Countryside: Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut

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Laughing at the Silver Moon: Carole Landis in Moon Over Miami

After struggling to be recognised in Hollywood for several years, the beautiful Carole Landis was cast in One Million B.C. by Hal Roach and launched into stardom. Moon Over Miami, in which she stars opposite fellow popular pin-up, Betty Grable, and Don Ameche and Robert Cummings, was her fifth film after she had made a name for herself. This… Continue reading Laughing at the Silver Moon: Carole Landis in Moon Over Miami

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My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018

I'd like to preface this by saying that although I've been a classic film fan since I was a small child, I've only been active in the classic film Twitter community since the end of last year, and I only started my blog this year. So I still have many films to discover. And while… Continue reading My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018