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Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

Rembrandt is a 1930's era biopic about the latter part of the artists life, with Charles Laughton starring. This film was a fun one to talk about. It features a husband and wife playing a couple on screen, which is always fun, and it also has a really interesting visual style, inspired by the artist.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

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Classic Movie: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris Director: Vincent Sherman A fun, short and slightly obscure one this week. The Return of Doctor X is a B movie with a dark premise: a reporter and his friend, a doctor, investigate some odd murder cases that have occured. The victims were found… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Gunga Din (1939)

Starring: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine Director: George Stevens Based very loosely on work by Rudyard Kipling, Gunga Din is the story of three soldiers who go on one last adventure before one of them will be leaving the British Army in India to get married. They wind up… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Gunga Din (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/GNCh_QEHhqQ Perhaps one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies, Sabotage is the story of a woman caught between her kind husband, the ring of spies he's involves with and the handsome detective trying to investigate. It has some great set peices, expecially a tense scene involving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey https://youtu.be/h9PEi_V1LgI A classic and much lauded screwball comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne sparkle as a married couple in the process of divorcing when they each separately realise the awful truth: they belong together. Rather than telling each other, they each… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler Director: Tod Browning Sound films were in their infancy when this film was released on Valentine's Day and it's largely credited as the start of the horror film genre, though it was not the first film about Vampires. The story follows the titular Count as Renfield first comes… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Go West, Young Man (1936)

Starring: Mae West, Warren William, Randolph Scott, Alice Brady Director: Henry Hathaway A beautiful Hollywood star (West) is tangled in a romance with a politician that might ruin her career. Her PR man, Morgan (William), decides to strand her in the countryside to stop her from meeting up with her lover, only to find her… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Go West, Young Man (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady Director: Gregory La Cava Two high society sisters, Irene (Lombard) and Angelica (Brady), head down to the local dump to find a homeless man to complete a scavenger hunt. They come across Godfrey (Powell), who points out how shallow they are to make a mockery of men down… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: My Man Godfrey (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Freaks (1932)

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Director: Tod Browning A beautiful but cold hearted trapeze artist gets way more than she bargains for when she and her strongman lover conspire to seduce the leader of the circus freakshow for his money. This film is really unusual. It was made before the production code, which… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Freaks (1932)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Director: George Marshall In the small town of Bottleneck, crime is at an all time high, until the local drunk is made sherriff. To everyone's surprise, he takes his role seriously, and immediately cleans himself up and hires the son of famous lawman Destry. But Destry Jr (Stewart)… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)