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Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill

Constance Cummings: Actress went from minor, long-eyelashed Hollywood leading lady in Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra movies to starring in West End plays by Eugene O'Neill, Noël Coward and William Shakespeare. Constance Cummings: Vastly underrated actress should be better remembered Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., died ten years ago on Nov. 23, '05. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, sincere, and elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at RKO or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood […]


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Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill



'Pixels' Movie Box Office: Adam Sandler Beaten by 'Ant-Man'?, 'Trainwreck' Theater Shooting

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is […]


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'Pixels' Movie Box Office: Adam Sandler Beaten by 'Ant-Man'?, 'Trainwreck' Theater Shooting



Richard Quine at Columbia: LACMA Movie Series

Although he directed a number of popular comedies and dramas at Columbia in the 1950s and 1960s, Richard Quine's name barely registers today. That is unfortunate, for Quine, who will have a mini-retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from August 8-16, was a capable actors' director, handling some of the studio's top names of the period, among them Kim Novak (with whom, as per LACMA's press release, he was romantically linked for five years), Jack Lemmon, and Judy Holliday. Blake Edwards, then a comedy screenwriter, was Quine's collaborator in several films. In the opinion of writer/director Lindsay Anderson, Quine's early efforts “are not merely well-directed films; there is a wry, disenchanted quality about them which betrays the […]


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Richard Quine at Columbia: LACMA Movie Series