Thursday, April 29, 2010

This Week on Noir and Chick Flicks:

Mary Astor,(pictured above) Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. TCM, is having a Mary Astor, Birthday Tribute, to celebrate her Birthday, Monday, May 3rd. List of TCM's featured films:

Beau Brummel (1924).In this silent film, the legendary dandy takes on British society to court a lady above his station. Cast: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis.

Runaway Bride, The (1930).A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman's handbag. Cast: Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, David Newell. Dir: Donald Crisp.

Sin Ship, The (1931).A ship's captain fights to protect a female passenger from his crew. Cast: Louis Wolheim, Mary Astor, Ian Keith. Dir: Louis Wolheim.

Smart Woman (1931). A woman plots to make her cheating husband jealous. Cast: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Edward Everett Horton. Dir: Gregory La Cava.

Dinky (1935).A military school cadet's mother is framed and sent to prison. Cast: Jackie Cooper, Mary Astor, Roger Pryor. Dir: D. Ross Lederman.

Woman Against Woman (1938). A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he's re-married. Cast: Mary Astor, Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce. Dir: Robert Sinclair.

There's Always a Woman (1938).While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder. Cast: Joan Blondell, Melvyn Douglas, Mary Astor. Dir: Alexander Hall.

Great Lie, The (1941). Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby. Cast: Bette Davis, Mary Astor, George Brent. Dir: Edmund Goulding.

I hope to catch one of Mary Astor, movies to review.. :)

Also on Monday, May 3rd. On TCM:

Moon Over Miami(1941). Musical. Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis, Jack Haley, and Charlotte Greenwood. It was one of Haley's last appearances in a major, large-budgeted film; after 1943 he began making mostly B-pictures. Haley, is best known for his performance as the Tin Man, in The Wizard of Oz. Click picture to view, Moon Over Miami review.

ON TCM: Wednesdays. May Star of the Month: Donna Reed. She received the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene, a prostitute, in From Here to Eternity, and received the 1963 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female for her performance as Donna Stone, an American middle class wife and mother, in The Donna Reed Show. In 1984 she performed in the television show, Dallas. Click picture on side bar to view this months featured films.

This week on Chick Flicks at the Movies: The Lady Confesses(1945). Please check sidebar to watch movie in full.

I will be off line, from Friday- Tuesday. Monty, is going to hold down the fort for all of us here at, Noir and Chick Flicks. Monty, has some wonderful, surprise posts he has planned to share with us. I cannot wait to see what he has planned, when I get back. Thank you, Monty!! Also.. keep an eye out for Silents, wonderful, Silent movie review. Have great week at the movies!!

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