Actor: Thomas Mitchell

The Dark Mirror (1946)

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There must have been something of a fad for female twin movies in 1946. The Bette Davis vehicle A Stolen Life was released and Olivia de Havilland made dual appearances her own twin film. The Dark Mirror follows the good twin/evil twin paradigm, with the evil twin trying to drive the good one out of […]


Dark Waters (1944)

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Dark Waters is a rather obscure little film noir. Although there are some big names in the cast, this has never had a DVD release, this is a tight plot and some good suspense. The basic story is similar to another film from 1944, Gaslight, as both stories involve young women who are nearly cheated […]


Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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After seeing the lovely Rita Hayworth in Blondie on a Budget a while ago, I wanted to see more of her films, and decided to go back to the beginning, or at least near enough to the beginning. In 1939, Hayworth had already appeared in nearly two dozen movies, under her real name Margarita Cansino, […]


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 […]


Lost Horizon (1937)

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Teachers of film 101 classes always prattle on about D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille as the creators of the great early cinematic epics, but I will take Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon over them any day. Lost Horizon is not the first adventure drama film, but is one of the best. There is no swashbuckling […]


Random Quote

“It's funny but practically all the people were strangers when I met them.”
-Joyce Harwood (Veronica Lake)
from The Blue Dahlia