Saturday, February 18, 2012
This Week On N and CF.
ON TCM Feb. 19th. The Razor's Edge. Is the first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel. It was released in 1946 and stars Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, supporting cast Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore and Elsa Lanchester. Marshall plays Somerset Maugham. The film was directed by Edmund Goulding. Please click Here for review.
Happy Birthday: Sir Sidney Poitier.(Born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. Please click Here to learn more.
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ON TCM Feb. 20th. Cleopatra (1934).An epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
Beginning February 19th. hosted by the Cafe. Please click picture on sidebar to learn more. I will be posting my post Tuesday, February 21.
ON TCM Feb. 21st. Down Argentine Way (1940). Musical film made by Twentieth Century Fox. It made a star of Betty Grable in her first leading role for the studio, and introduced American audiences to Carmen Miranda. The film also starred Don Ameche, The Nicholas Brothers, Charlotte Greenwood, and J. Carrol Naish. The film was directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck from a screenplay by Karl Tunberg and Darrell Ware based on a story by Rian James and Ralph Spence. The cinematography was by Leon Shamroy and Ray Rennahan and the costume design by Travis Banton. Please click Here for review.
ON TCM Feb. 22 nd. The More the Merrier (1943). A comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C.. The picture stars Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Stanley Clements and Richard Gaines. The movie was directed by George Stevens and written by Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Garson Kanin (uncredited), Frank Ross (who was Jean Arthur's husband at the time), and Robert Russell. Please click Here for movie review.
ON TCM Feb. 24th. Ace in the Hole (1951). A drama film starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper. Please click Here for movie review.
ON TCM Feb. 26th. Singin' in the Rain (1952). A comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood, and its transition from silent films to "talkies." Please click Here for movie review.
Happy Birthday: Betty Hutton. (February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007). A stage, film, and television actress, comedienne and singer. Please click Here to learn more.
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Article of the week is from: And Then They Start To Sprkling Blogspot day 6 of Berlinale real challenge
The film Irene talks about in this post is a German film at this years Berlinale. This Austrian/German film, is based on a very successful novel from 1963. Please stop by and check her very interesting series.