A True Guilty Pleasure: Cinderella Jones (1946)

This post is our contribution to the final CMBA blogathon of the year, a veritable feast of guilty pleasures ranging from pre-Code flicks through the fabulous excesses of the 1980s. To see the wonderful contributions from other CMBA members, check out the list on their site! The celebration starts today and continues through Tuesday. For this…

“Do you know what loneliness is, real loneliness?”

The delightful 1945 romantic fantasy The Enchanted Cottage was first recommended to me by one of my favorite grad school professors (hi, Dr. Riley!). There were only three of us in this particular class, and we were flung together for three long hours every Wednesday afternoon, so a sense of easy camaraderie developed. There were many times…

SUtS: Walter Pidgeon

Brandie’s choice: Julia Misbehaves (1948) Airing at 1:45PM EST Walter Pidgeon began his career in silent films, but it was his melodious voice (in combination with his charming good looks) that made him a star. His screen pairings with Greer Garson–a staggering eight of them–varied from romance to costume dramas to historical dramas, and most…

SUtS: Robert Ryan

Brandie: God’s Little Acre (1958) Airing at 4:00PM EST Robert Ryan, movie tough guy extraordinaire, is the focus of today’s Summer Under the Stars lineup over on TCM. Though best known for roles in such classic Westerns as The Professionals (1966) and The Wild Bunch (1969), and war films such as The Dirty Dozen (1967),…