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Classic Movie Of The Week: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley Director: Edward Dmytryk Dick Powell stars as the classic hard-boiled detective Phillip Marlowe, adapted from Raymond Chandlers story Farewell My Lovely. This time, the detective gets in over his head when he's approached by an ex-con who wants to find his old flame, but finds a platinum blonde… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beauty And The Beast / La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement https://youtu.be/Z-7oesSsZ_w Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G Robinson, Loretta Young Director: Orson Welles https://youtu.be/2otqWnuYFHY Orson Welles is the handsome stranger in small town Connecticut when his past starts to catch up with him. As he marries the daughter of a judge (Loretta Young), a War Crimes Commission man (Edward G Robinson) is closing in on him for… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee Director: Preston Sturges https://youtu.be/CCHPykiJdm0 Preston Sturges was a masterful writer/director in the romentic comedy, screwball form. Teamed up with excellent performances and crazy antics, this is a comedy that's still mad cap and entertaining today. Watch the video above for my review, and as always, love… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Paleface (1948)

Starring: Jane Russell, Bob Hope, Robert Armstrong Director: Norman Z McLeod In exchange for a pardon, Calamity Jane (Russell) agrees to find out who is selling arms to the Indians and stop them. But Jane has enemies, and while travelling undercover her partner is killed. She recruits Painless Peter Potter (Hope) a dentist and total… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Paleface (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Donald Crisp, Anna Lee, Roddy McDowall Director: John Ford It's the turn of the Century, and in a small village in Wales, mining is a way of life. It's hard and dangerous job, thoug it's honest work, but they hope that youngest son Huw will break the mold and do… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: How Green Was My Valley (1941)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger Director: Leslie Arliss Wealthy and popular Clarissa (Calvert) meets charity case Hester (Lockwood) at her school and is determined to take the reluctant girl under her wing. Hester warns her that though she wants to love her new friend, life has made her hardened and cruel.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru Director: Howard Hawks A forecful man, Dunson (Wayne) heads to Texas with his bull, determined to make it. Unfraid to make tough decisions, he leaves behind his one true love who is killed in an Indian raid. Nevertheless, he pushes on, picking up a traumatised boy,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake Director: Edgar G Ulmer Al Roberts (Neal) is down on his luck and decides to hitch hike to LA to try to get his girl back. But on the way, he's picked up by a man who just happens to take too many pills and die. Al, afraid… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrer, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Four nuns are sent to a remote Himalayan outpost to start a convent in a building that used to be a seraglio. Led by a young and inexperienced nun Sister Clodagh (Kerr) the four women are out of their depth… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)