Saturday, July 27, 2013

Having Wonderful Time

Having Wonderful Time
Released Date: July 1, 1938
Director: Alfred Santell
Actors: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball, Lee Bowman, Eve Arden, Dorothea Kent, Red Skelton, Donald Meek, Jack Carson, Clarence Wilson, and Allan Lane

     I picked this movie to watch after seeing the cast list. I have been on a Ginger Rogers kick for the last few weeks and have been watching most of her films. This was one of them. And seeing Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Red Skelton and Jack Carson on the movie made it even more interesting. Plus, this would be the second movie I have seen with the actors Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and Jack Carson, Stage Door being that first movie. Even Ann Miller had a speaking part for this movie, but that part did not make the final cut. She is seen though next to Red Skelton during one of his routines, his first in the movie to be exact. This also happens to be Red Skelton's first movie, and he was great in it. Very funny and always stealing the screen.

     Teddy (Ginger Rogers) is working hard and is in dire need of a vacation. She has booked plans for a camp that her friend recommended and is leaving right after work. The camp is called Camp Kare- Free and is full of young women and men, single at that. When Teddy arrives to the area, she is taken on a very bumpy ride to the camp. Her driver is Chick (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) whom works at the camp and his first impression of the young lady is that she is snobby. She gets to share a room with the very wild Miriam (Lucille Ball) and a stuck up New Yorker, Henrietta (Eve Arden). We find out early in the movie that Teddy has just broke up with a man named Emil Beatty (Jack Carson) and while she is at the camp, she finds true love through Chick. But when they have a misunderstanding, Teddy tries to get Chick jealous by spending some alone time with Buzzy (Lee Bowman), the man who was after Miriam at first. Will the misunderstanding get resolved? Check this cute movie out, although a very short movie, it is very good and you will enjoy every minute, all 70 of them!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hitler's Blacklist

Adolf Hitler had a blacklist during WWII of actors and actresses that made movies or statements against his power. Movies that I have seen that would make a Hitler Blacklist are:

"Once Upon A Honeymoon" with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers.

"The Mortal Storm" with James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan and Robert Young.

"The Best Years of Our Lives" with Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, and Teresa Wright.

"Lifeboat" with Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

These movies made Hitler mad and got a lot of these well loved actors on the Blacklist of the worlds most hated criminal. James Stewart was always a war hero, but to think of such a list and to think that he was on it, makes him so much more of a hero. Both on screen and off. <3

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Philadelphia Story

Earlier today, I was watching The Philadelphia Story with James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant. The movie is so well crafted and I love all of the characters. The "drunk" scene might be my favorite, but also the amazing woman that Katharine Hepburn was. She was such a strong woman, smart and could carry her own. Just as tough as Bette Davis :)

4th of July

It's almost the 4th of July, so here is my favorite picture of fireworks in the movies :) Yeah, I think you know the one I mean.

The Stratton Story

I was watching The Stratton Story last night and I must say, James Stewart and June Allyson were a cute pair :)