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Jean Arthur Films: Three Frank Capra Classics Starring Progressive-Minded Actress

Jean Arthur. Jean Arthur films on TCM includes three Frank Capra classics of the 1930s Five Jean Arthur films will be shown this evening, Monday, Jan. 5, '15, on Turner Classic Movies. Among these are three titles directed by Frank Capra, the man who helped to turn Arthur into a major Hollywood star. They are the following: Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It with You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – in addition to George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1943) and Frank Borzage's History Is Made at Night (1937). (See TCM's full Jean Arthur film schedule further below.) One the most effective Hollywood performers of the studio era, Jean Arthur – […]


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Jean Arthur Films: Three Frank Capra Classics Starring Progressive-Minded Actress



'Shane': Alan Ladd 'Subversive' Western Gets Special Academy Screening

'Shane': Alan Ladd stars in classic Western to be screened at the Academy The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of George Stevens' classic Western Shane, starring Alan Ladd as a lone and mysterious gunslinger, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Besides Ladd, Shane, a 1953 Paramount release, also stars Jean Arthur in her last movie role, in addition to Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, and Jack Palance. (Image: Alan Ladd in Shane.) “A gun is a tool, Marian, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything,” Alan Ladd's Shane tells Jean Arthur's homesteader wife and mother. […]


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'Shane': Alan Ladd 'Subversive' Western Gets Special Academy Screening



Jean Arthur Movies: 'The More the Merrier'

Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur, The More the Merrier The delightful actress Jean Arthur is Turner Classic Movies' star of the evening tonight. Beginning at 5 p.m. PT, TCM will show five Jean Arthur movies: The Talk of the Town (1942), History Is Made at Night (1937), The Public Menace (1935), The More the Merrier (1943), and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). Directed by George Stevens, The Talk of the Town received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and two for its story and screenplay. (Back in those days there were three Best Writing categories.) Arthur is outstanding as a schoolteacher – this is perhaps my favorite among her performances – torn between a law professor (an equally outstanding […]


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Jean Arthur Movies: 'The More the Merrier'