The Kid (1921)

The Kid (1921)


The Kid (1921)

Release Year: 1921 Director: Charlie Chaplin Writer: Charlie Chaplin Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller, Albert Austin, Nellie Bly Baker Moviegeek Sunday Classic #319, week 31 2020 The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) finds an orphan boy and cares for him, but events five years later threatens that relationship. Chaplin’s impact on cinema is hard ..

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death


A Matter of Life and Death

Release year:1946 Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Screenwriter: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Robert Coote, Joan Maude, Abraham Sofaer, Raymond Massey, Edwin Max, Marius Goring An English pilot unexplainingly survives jumping from a plane without parachute, cheats death and falls in love with an American woman (Hunter). When he ..

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)


Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Release year: 1962 Director: Agnès Varda Screenwriter: Agnès Varda Starring: Corrine Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck, José Luis de Vilallonga, Michel Legrand, Loye Payen Ratings: Nominated to Palme d’Or in Cannes 1962. Young Cleo (Marchand) wanders the streets of Paris while she awaits test results telling her if she has cancer. Considering how little takes place in ..

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark


A Shot in the Dark

Release year: 1964 Director: Blake Edwards Screenwriter: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz (based on the play by) Starring: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Tracy Reed, Graham Stark, Moria Redmond Moviegeek Sunday Classic #316, week 28 2020   A murder has happened at the country estate of Mr. Benjamin Ballon (Sanders) and ..

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Release Year: 1936 Director: Frank Capra Writers: Robert Miskin (screenplay), Clarence Budington Kelland (based on his 1935 short story “Opera Hat”) Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Cattlett, John Wray Rating: Won 1 Oscar: Best Director. Nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best ..

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane


Calamity Jane

Release year: 1953 Director: David Butler Screenwriter: James O’Hanlon Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson, Paul Harvey, Chubby Johnson, Gale Robbins Ratings: 1 Oscar (Best Song), 2 Oscar nominations: Best Sound and Best Music  In Deadwood Calamity Jane (Day) is just one of the guys, foul-mouthed, dressed in buckskin ..

Father’s Little Dividend

Father’s Little Dividend


Father’s Little Dividend

Release year: 1951 Director: Vincente Minnelli Screenwriter: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, Moroni Olsen, Richard Rober, Marietta Canty, Tom Irish Moviegeek Sunday Classic #313, week 25 2020 Stanley Banks (Tracy) has only just gotten used to loosing his daughter (Taylor) and accepting her becoming a married ..

From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love


From Russia With Love

Release year: 1963 Director: Terence Young Screenwriter: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Ian Fleming (based on the novel by) Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Lois Maxwell Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Song Moviegeek Sunday Classic #312, week 24 2020 James Bond (Connery) is sent ..

Man’s Favorite Sport?

Man’s Favorite Sport?


Man’s Favorite Sport?

Release year: 1964 Director: Howard Hawks Screenwriter: John Fenton Murray, Steve McNeil, Pat Frank (based on the story by) Starring: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver, Charlene Holt, Roscoe Karns, Norman Alden Moviegeek Sunday Classic #311, week 23 2020  When it comes to giving advise on fishing there is no one better than author ..

Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd


Joe Kidd

Release Year: 1972 Director: John Sturges Writer: Elmore Leonard Starring. Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, James Wainright, Paul Kolso, Gregory Walcott, Dick van Patten, Pepe Hern   Moviegeek Sunday Classic #310, week 22 2020 An ex-bounty hunter is co-erced into helping a rich man and his gang track down a Mexican ..

Stagecoach

Stagecoach


Stagecoach

Release Year: 1939 Director: John Ford Writers: Dudley Nichols (screenplay), Ernest Haycox (original story) Starring: Claire Travor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Beton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler Rating: Won 2 Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Thomas Mitchell), Best Score. Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best Picture, Best ..

The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals


The Night of the Generals

Release Year: 1967 Director: Anatole Litvak Writers: Starring: Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet, Philippe Noiret, Charles Gray, Coral Browne, John Gregson, Nigel Stock, Christopher Plummer, Juliette Gréco Moviegeek Sunday Classic #308, week 20 2020 In Nazi occupied Warsaw in 1942 a prostitute and German agent is murdered. Suspicion falls on three ..