Saturday, October 8, 2011

This week on N and CF.

ON TCM Oct. 8th: Broadway Melody (1936). It was a follow up to, The Broadway Melody, which had been released in 1929, although, beyond the title and some music, there is no story connection with the earlier film. Please click picture on side bar for movie review.

On TCM Oct. 9th: On TCM Oct. 9th: The Haunted House(1921). A short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline.

On TCM Oct. 10th.: The Uninvited(1944). The movie begins with a narration by Ray Milland, who plays one of the main characters: "They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. That’s not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. It’s just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them." Please click picture to read movie review.

On TCM Oct. 12th: Glass Key(1942). The movie features Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd.

On TCM Oct.13 th. The Law (1960). Directed by Jules Dassin, with Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni.

On TCM Oct. 14th. Some Like It Hot(1959). When a pair of bumbling, out-of-work musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day gangster murders, they disguise themselves as women and join up with a travelling all-womens' band to escape the mobsters who are after them.

Happy Birthday: Lillian Gish ! (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was a stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. Please click picture on side bar to learn more about Lillian Gish.

Article of the week from:  Distant Voices and Flickering Shadows.blogspot. Metaphysics of Buster Keaton. Whistlingypsy, is a huge fan of Buster Keaton and she wrote a heartfelt tribute about the life of this amazing actor. I know you will enjoy reading her tribute as much as I did.

Heddy Lamarr Smoothie:
2 pears, quartered and cored.
1 apple, quartered and cored.
2 whole star anise.

JUICE the FRUIT together and pour
into SAUCEPAN. add the STAR ANISE.
bring SLOWLY to a BOIL and allow to
INFUSE. pour into a glass and SERVE WARM.

Buster Keaton Bio continues...


  1. From where is this Hedy Lamarr Smoothie? I may have missed something about where all these smoothie recipes are coming from (or it could be my increasingly fuzzy memory)...

  2. The Lady Eve, I know.. that I'm not that great at explaining things, sometimes. First.. I take a smoothie recipie that I have collected over the years. I have about (70 of them). Next... I look for a picture that has a classic actor/actress drinking something. Then.. I put them together and have my Smoothie Recipes post, that I named after a classic movie star.

  3. Dawn, I love the way you multitask at N&CF -- movie reviews, coming attractions, BROADWAY MELODY, and smoothie recipes all in one blog. Hooray for one-stop shopping! :-)

    I'm especially looking forward to THE GLASS KEY, as it's one of my favorite Dashiell Hammett adaptations, with Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, and William Bendix firing on all cylinders! Nice roundup, Dawn!

  4. DorianTB, Thank you. The weekly N and CF blog, is a lot fun to put together.

    I plan on posting a THE GLASS KEY, movie review later this week. I hope that you come back and check it out.


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