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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Let's Dance (1950)

Raising her young son in New York City, former USO entertainer and war widow Kitty (Betty Hutton) runs into her old showbiz partner Donald (Fred Astaire), and soon, the two hit the stage with their crowd-pleasing song-and-dance act -- and strike up a smoldering romance. But as the pair reignites their old magic, they must fend off Kitty's snobbish former in-laws who want custody of her boy. Norman Z. McLeod directs this vintage musical extravaganza.

Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Gregory Moffett, Barton MacLane, Shepperd Strudwick, Melville Cooper
Musicals, Romantic Movies

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lucy Gallent (1955)

After cosmopolitan New Yorker Lucy Gallant (Jane Wyman) is left at the altar, she lands in a Texas boom town where she sells her trousseau to the local ladies and opens a dress shop, even though her career dampens the ardor of her new beau, rancher Casey Cole (Charlton Heston). Lucy and Casey's relationship weathers World War II, the burning of Lucy's shop and her emergence as a department store maven, until at last they resolve their conflicts.

Jane Wyman,  
Charlton Heston
Claire Trevor,  
Thelma Ritter,  
William Demarest,  
Wallace Ford,  
Tom Helmore,  
Gloria Talbott
Genre: romantic drama
Best thing about the movie... FASHION!!! L-O-V-E the fashions in this movie, especially the SHOW at the end!
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Girls from Paradise Island (1953)

In 1945, British official Roger Halyard (Leo Genn) is distraught upon learning that 1,500 Marines are about to land on the isolated South Pacific island where he's raised his daughters Hester (Audrey Dalton), Violet (Joan Elan) and Gloria (Dorothy Bromiley) away from hectic modern society. The girls are pursued by the lonely Marines, and while one sister falls for a two-timer, another enjoys being a flirt and the third finds true love.

Although this movie was made in '53, it was about WWII. I LOVED the fashions and it was in color. It also explored how those women who were 'left behind' felt when their 'men' went off to war. The setting looked very much Hawaiian :) but was actually made on Paramount's Backlot.

Comedies, Dramas, Romantic Movies, Romantic Comedies, Military Dramas, Romantic Dramas
This movie is:
Sentimental, Romantic 
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Doughgirls (1944)

Synopsis: The wartime housing shortage in Washington DC is the basis for this comedy. Several attractive young ladies rent a single DC apartment, causing no end of complications to their various professional and private lives. Also moving in (due to a misunderstanding) is a young newlywed (Jane Wyman), whose flustered husband (Jack Carson) is denied access to the apartment. The funniest of the female roommates is a visiting Russian sniper, played con brio by Eve Arden. The Doughgirls is based on the popular Broadway play by Joseph A. Fields (with uncredited assistance by George S. Kaufman).



Genre: Comedy

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