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Saturday Night Cinema ♥ : Bus Stop

First, I want to thank Big Fur Hat for his lovely acknowledgement of my die-hard cinephilia and my long-running Saturday Night Cinema of the best of the art form (in the public domain). BFH writes: Not that I’m into sending readers away to another site for hours at a time, but I have to give…

Saturday Night Cinema: Storm in a Teacup

Tonights Saturday Night Cinema selection is the tight little comedy, Storm in a Teacup. The New York Times review in 1937: It’s an ill wind, even in March, that blows no good, so it might have been all for the best that Alexander Korda experienced the recession. With his production wings clipped, he couldn’t very…

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Saturday Night Cinema: Stage Door Canteen

Here’s a look at an America long gone. Patriotic, proud — a Hollywood giving all for the fight for freedom. It’s a shock to the system. Today we can expect mocking, hate and cynicism of the American ideals and principles. But this is glorious to watch — to imagine what was before the left took…

Saturday Night Cinema: Sleep My Love

I return to my favorite genre for tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema selection, the noir mystery, Sleep My Love. Claudette Colbert is very good in this wife-in-distress thriller. This noir mystery thriller was produced by Mary Pickford and her husband Buddy Rogers, and directed by Douglas Sirk. Claudette Colbert stars as Alison Courtland, a wealthy New…

Saturday Night Cinema: 21 days

Laurence Olivier plays a young Londoner implicated in a brutal murder. According to the rules of British law, he is permitted 21 days of comparative freedom from the time of the first hearing to the time of trial — provided he does not leave London. As the three weeks pass, Olivier falls deeply in love with girlfriend Vivien Leigh, who at first believes in his innocence.

Saturday Night Cinema: My Man Godfrey

Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema is the comedy classic, My Man Godfrey. Carole Lombard is illuminant and funny and wonderful. One of the landmark “screwball” comedies of the 1930s, My Man Godfrey offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance as flighty young heiress Irene Bullock. It’s a screwball masterpiece, a “silvery romp.”

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