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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: 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: Broken Blossoms (1919)

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Director: D. W. Griffith Full of youthful idealism, a young Buddhist (Barthelmess) leaves China for London, hoping to convert people to his peaceful religion. But life in Limehouse, one of the poorer parts of the city, leaves him disillusioned and he starts to smoke opium. When he sees… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

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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: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame Director: Vincente Minnelli Johnathan Sheilds (Douglas) is a movie producer who has no scruples about using people to make it big. But his behaviour has alienated three people who he now needs to make a career making film. An actress, a writer and a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Starring: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Director: David Lean Dr Zhivago (Sharif) is a Russian physician with a poets soul. Against the background of World War 1 and the October Revolution, he initially falls for and marries the daughter of his foster parents, Tonya (Chaplin), but as events play out,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin Director: Elaine May New York Jew Lenny (Grodin) marries Lila (Berlin) and heads off on honeymoon to Miami, but soon finds his wife needy and irritating. Three days into their holiday, he meets Kelly (Shepherd), a beautiful blonde college girl, and falls desperately in love with her, throwing… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Checkov Director: Alfred Hitchcock Dr Constance Petersen (Bergman) is an ambitious and logical woman, but when a new doctor (Peck) arrives at the asylum she works at she finds herself thawing out and falling for him. But the doctor is not who he thinks he is. He turns out… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore Director: Jerry Lewis Essentially a comedy Jekyll and Hyde set in a science lab, this was a Jerry Lewis film at the tail end of his popularity. Professor Julius Kelp (Lewis) is walked all over by his students, his boss, and even his mother. He decides to create… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

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Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott Director: Herbert Ross A beautiful ensemble film, with an absolutely incredible cast, Steel Magnolias opens with an awkward and lost looking Annelle (Hannah) shuffling into a small Louisiana town and getting a job at Truvy's (Parton) beauty shop.… Continue reading Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)