After years of extra work in silent films, Clark Gable finally got the chance to be a star when films started to talk. But it wasn’t until 1931 that Gable made his talkie debut with the Pathe Western The Painted Desert. Gable was not the star in this one, obviously. Instead, top billing went to… Read More Clark Gable’s First Talkie: ‘The Painted Desert’
I thought I knew all the reasons why I loved Myrna Loy, but then I saw Test Pilot this weekend and it completely changed my mind about her. She’s an MGM star we take for granted, with the good looks and sweet voice meant for the wife Clark Gable or William Powell meets at home… Read More Warner Archive Collection: ‘Test Pilot’ with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy & Spencer Tracy
My review of John Huston’s The Misfits (1961), starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe was just published by TheCelebrityCafe.com. You can read it here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/misfits-blu-ray-08-08-2011.
As a note, I’ve added an index page so that you can easily access my full-length reviews. I visited my uncle over the Presidents Day weekend, giving me plenty of time to vegetate and do…what else?… Watch more movies! Destry Rides Again – 1939, George Marshall – Universal DVD – Fun, bizarrely unique western with… Read More Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies
Here are quick, one to two – word responses to the films I’ve watched in the past few days: It Happened One Night – 1934, Frank Capra – TCM OnDemand – Awesome. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington – 1939, Frank Capra – TCM OnDemand – Super Awesome. The Rules of the Game – 1939, Jean… Read More 1/12-14/11
Rather than begin going through a ton of TCM recordings (including the two Von Sternberg/Dietrich films that were on the other night), I decided to finish watching the remaining BluRay discs I hadn’t sat through. Gone With The Wind – 1939, Victor Fleming – Warner BluRay – You can’t possibly write just a paragraph… Read More 1/5/11: 2 Epics