Category Archives: Monday Movie

The Painted Desert – 1931 With Clark Gable

Here’s an old movie, a 1931 low-budget Black and White, about an unclaimed baby and some old western miners. Clark Gable’s early work can be read more about here. The Painted Desert DVD cover for the film Directed by Howard Higgin … Continue reading

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Monday Movie: Harry Houdini in ‘The Master Mystery’, 1920

Continuing with ‘Houdini Week’, this dusty old 1920 silent-era film stars Harry Houdini as Quentin Locke, manager of the evil Brent Laboratories – but who is secretly working for the Justice Department investigating the violation of recent Anti-Trust laws (1890, 1914). The opening … Continue reading

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Monday Movie: The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Based on the stage play by Tennessee Williams, this film, released by Warner Brothers in 1950, tells the tale of an aging Southern Belle (Jane Wyman) and her retreatingly shy daughter, Amanda (Gertrude Lawrence), who lives her life lost in a world … Continue reading

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Monday Movie: And Then There Were None (1945)

In this 1945 film, based on the Agatha Christie novel by the same name, ten strangers are summoned to an island by a mysterious note. Their illusive host, a Mr. Owens, fails to show for dinner, but suddenly a voice played on a … Continue reading

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Good Mom – Bad Mom; The Mating Season (1951)

The real Star of this film is Thelma Ritter (1902 – 1969), whose first movie role was an uncredited part in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). She won an Oscar for her performance as ‘Birdie’ in the film ‘All About Eve’ in 1950 with … Continue reading

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Monday Movie: To Sir, With Love

This classic 1967 British film, starring Sidney Poitier, was a landmark work for its time. And the title song by Lulu is just as catching 😀 Poitier plays Mark Thackery, an engineer from California who takes a job in the East End … Continue reading

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Father of the Bride (1950) Trailer

Here is the trailer for the Academy Award nominated 1950 film ‘Father of the Bride, starring Spencer Tracy and a very young Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, and also starring Joan Bennet, John Taylor, Billie Burke and Leo G. Carroll, this film … Continue reading

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