Saturday, January 14, 2012

This week on N and CF.

On TCM Jan. 15th. It Should Happen to You (1954). A romantic comedy film starring Judy Holliday, notable as the first screen appearance of Jack Lemmon. The film was directed by George Cukor and filmed on location in New York City. Screenwriter Garson Kanin originally intended the script as a vehicle for Danny Kaye, but Kanin's wife, Ruth Gordon, suggested casting Judy Holliday instead. The title was initially A Name for Herself. Please click here for movie review.

On TCM Jan. 17th. Gaslight (1944). This version of the story was directed by George Cukor and starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut.

On TCM Jan. 18th. A 7 movie Cary Grant Birthday Tribute. January 18, 1904 –November 29, 1986), his was an English actor who later took U.S. citizenship. Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. Please click picture on side bar for more info.

The Toast Of New York(1937). A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.Dir: Rowland V. Lee Cast: Cary Grant, Edward Arnold and Frances Farmer.

Topper (1937). A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Constance Bennett, Cary Grant and Roland Young. Please click here for movie review.

Holiday (1938). An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Katharine Hepburn , Cary Grant and Doris Nolan. Please click here for movie review.

In Name Only (1939). A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Carole Lombard , Cary Grant and Kay Francis. Please click here for movie review.

My Favorite Wife (1940). A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband's re-marriage. Dir: Garson Kanin Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. Please click here for movie review.

Every Girl Should Be Married (1949) A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage. Dir: Don Hartman Cast: Cary Grant, Franchot Tone and Diana Lynn.

Room For One More (1952) A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.Dir: Norman Taurog Cast: Cary Grant , Betsy Drake and Lurene Tuttle . Please click here for movie review.

On TCM Jan. 18th. Star of the month Angela Lansbury:

The World of Henry Orient(1964)
The Manchurian Candidate(1962)
All Fall Down(1962)
The Court Jester(1956)
Season of Passion(1959)
The Reluctant Debutante(1958)

Happy Birthday: Tippi Hedren. (born January 19, 1930). An actress and former fashion model with a career spanning six decades. She is primarily known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre  wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

Happy Birthday: Patrica Neal. (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Please click picture on side bar to learn more

On TCM Jan 20th: The Fountainhead (1949). Film directed by King Vidor, based on the best-selling book of the same name . Please click here to read movie review.

ON TCM Jan. 21st. The Glass Key(1942). Film noir, directed by Stuart Heisler and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The story had previously been adapted for film in 1935. Please look for review.

ON TCM Jan. 21st. The Letter(1940). Film noir directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1927 play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham, originally filmed in 1929. Click here to read movie review.

Gloria Dehavilland Smoothie:

3oz. Mineral water, chilled
1 mango, halved and cut away from the stone
4 oz natural yogurt
pinch of cinnamon
place all of the INGREDIENTS in the blender
and BLEND until SMOOTH. poor into glass
and Garnish with sliced MANGO and a

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Please click here to read Strike up the Band movie review.

Article of the week is from Eves Reel Life Blogspot: Deadly Obsession. The first installment for A Month of VERTIGO.

January 4, Whistlingypsy of Distant Voices and Flickering Shadows muses on Eves Reel Life Blogspot. Bernard Herrmann ~ Composer of Haunting Music and Treacherous Dreams.

January 7, Christian Esquevin of Silver Screen Modiste and author of Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label takes a look at the costumes and the characters who wore them with The Costumes of Vertigo.

January 10, Brandie Ashe of True Classics considers Kim Novak in Vertigo: A Hypnotic Presence

January 13, Michael Nazarewycz of, and ScribeHard on Film contemplates the setting of Vertigo, that "jewel of American cities," with More Than Just the Streets of San Francisco. More than just streets of San Francisco.

January 16, Steven DeRosa, author of Writing With Hitchcock, looks at Vertigo from the perspective of screenwriter Samuel A. Taylor with An Inconsequential Yarn

January 19, John Greco of Twenty Four Frames offers his recent interview with preeminent Hitchcock biographer Patrick McGilligan (Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light) on the subject of Vertigo and the filmmaker who conceived it . Hitchcock Biographer Patrick Mcgilligan.

January 22, Allen Hefner of Bit Part Actors honors those in Vertigo’s supporting cast with Vertigo, the Bit Players.

January 25, Classic Film Boy of Classic Film Boy’s Movie Paradise assesses James Stewart's iconic and shaded performance as ‘Scottie Ferguson’ in Vertigo.

January 28, Brandon Kyle Goco of TCM’s Classic Film Union, Brandon Kyle the Cinephile and guest host of TCM’s October podcast series will ‘vlog’ (video blog) about his passion for Vertigo.

January 31, I'll reflect on Vertigo in relation to the the novel it was adapted from, D'Entre Les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.


  1. I adore Judy Holliday. I think she was pure delight. I have seen every single one of her films, and it's really hard to choose my fave. I think "Born Yesterday," but "It Should Happen to You" and "Bells Are Ringing" are close seconds. I just love her Gladys Glover character in "It Should Happen to You." And I love Jack Lemmon in his first film. Oh, and Peter Lawford in his playboy role!

    With Monday being MLK Day, TCM is airing alot of racially-charged films, several of which are Sidney Poitier. My DVR is programmed for a few of them.

    LOVE "Gaslight." As I've probably told you before, I found Charles Boyer so fantastic in his role that I couldn't look at him as a romantic lead for about 2 years...all I could see was the murdering husband.

    As always, Dawn, a great, informative post.

  2. "It Should Happen to You" sounds so familiar. I think I've seen bits of it before. And I can't wait for your posts on Vertigo. We talked about that movie a lot in my course examining Hitchcock's movies.


  3. Hey Patti, It has been a busy week, working on a home project.. Although.. I was able to catch the classic, "It Should Happen to You" and "Gaslight". I will be looking forward to your future "Sidney Poitier" movie reviews.

    Mighty B, The "Vertigo" posts are featured on LadyEves website. Please click on the highlighted links to check them out. :)


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