Actor: Clark Gable

Strange Cargo (1940)

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I have been watching a lot of Joan Crawford movies, trying to pinpoint the point in her very long filmography when she went from being a glamour girl on the studio contract to a dramatic actress able to tackle juicy dramatic roles. I had thought that A Woman’s Face provided the actress with her first […]

Gone With The Wind (1939)

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Gone With The Wind is certainly one of those films, like Citizen Kane, that I occasionally feel compelled to watch every year and a half or so, just because it seems like my duty to do so. While Kane is always an emotional work out and bowls me over with its technical mastery, Gone with […]

It Happened One Night (1934)

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I have been reading a lot about Frank Capra recently, which naturally makes me want to go back and see some of his films again and dig up the ones I have never gotten around to seeing. Since Capra’s retirement from film and his later death, it has become commonplace to lump all of his […]

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

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I have been enjoying ‘30s films so much that I have been picking what to watch based more on the date of release than anything I know about the film. I had no idea what Manhattan Melodrama was about, other than what is suggested by the title. I even forgot about the fact that this […]

Random Quote

“All I know is I am a sick woman and I am all alone in this horrible house!”
-Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck)
from Sorry, Wrong Number