Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This Week on Noir and Chick Flicks:

OOPS!! Sorry, this week on: Noir and Chick Flicks is posted a day late..

This weeks Chick Flicks at the Movies: The Man Who Cheated Himself(1950). Socialite Lois Frazer wants a divorce from her wealthy husband, but he's not ready to let her go so easy. Suspecting that he intends to murder her, she calls Lieutenant Ed Cullen, with whom she's been having an affair, in an effort to save herself from her husband's wrath. Click picture on side bar to view movie. Cast: Lee Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt(pictured above)

On TCM: Thursday, June 24th. Barrett of Whinpole Street(1934). It is about the real-life story of poets Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March), despite the opposition of her father Edward Moulton-Barrett (Charles Laughton). The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West and Donald Ogden Stewart, from the play by Rudolf Besier. The film was directed by Sidney Franklin. The play that it was based upon was made famous by Katherine Cornell.

I'm hoping that you are enjoying the "Getting To Know", posts. I have had a lot of fun putting them together. If You would like to talk about your favorite movies, please let me know. :)

A little intro. about yourself. (nothing to personal).

1.Who are your top 5 favorite classic movie actor/actresses?
2.Describe why they are your favorite?
3.What movie got you hooked on classic movies?
4.What is your favorite classic movie?
5.Who are your top 5 current favorite actors /actress?

I will take it from there. :)

Have a great week at the movies. :)

1 comment:

  1. Dawn, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" is one of my all-time favorites. Besides the wonderful Norma Shearer and Frederic March, I think Charles Laughton's performance as the cold and creepy father is just marvelous. The scenes with Laughton and Shearer evoke the father's obsessive love for Shearer, a daughter to whom one suspects he harbors unfatherly feelings. Those scenes are subtle and disturbing. Great film. I'm definitely going to catch that one again this week!


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