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Cary Grant Films: From Hilarious 'War Bride' to Miscast Macho Aviator, Submarine Commander

Cary Grant in 'I Was a Male War Bride': Classic gender-bending comedy. Cary Grant films on TCM: Gender-bending comedy classic 'I Was a Male War Bride,' reactionary adventure flick 'Gunga Din' More Cary Grant films will be aired tonight, Dec. 15, '14, as Turner Classic Movies continues with its Star of the Month presentations. On TCM right now is the World War II action drama Destination Tokyo (1943), in which Grant finds himself aboard a U.S. submarine, alongside John Garfield, Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, and Tom Tully, among others. The behind-the-camera debut of screenwriter Delmer Daves (The Petrified Forest, Love Affair) – who, in the following decade, would direct a series of classy Westerns, e.g., 3:10 to Yuma, The Hanging […]


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Cary Grant Films: From Hilarious 'War Bride' to Miscast Macho Aviator, Submarine Commander



Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy

Honorary Award non-winner Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy 'snubbed' Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux 'Snubbed.'”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women consists of a long, long – and for the most part quite prestigious – list of deceased women who, some way or other, have left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term – and even […]


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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy



From 'Gilda' to 'Pulp Fiction': National Film Registry Movies

'Gilda,' 'Pulp Fiction': 2013 National Film Registry movies (image: Rita Hayworth in 'Gilda') See previous post: “'Mary Poppin's in National Film Registry: Good Timing for Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks.'” Billy Woodberry's UCLA thesis film Bless Their Little Hearts (1984). Stanton Kaye's Brandy in the Wilderness (1969). The Film Group's Cicero March (1966), about a Civil Rights march in an all-white Chicago suburb. Norbert A. Myle's Daughter of Dawn (1920), with Hunting Horse, Oscar Yellow Wolf, Esther LaBarre. Bill Morrison's Decasia (2002), featuring decomposing archival footage. Alfred E. Green's Ella Cinders (1926), with Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis. Fred M. Wilcox's Forbidden Planet (1956), with Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Robby the Robot. Charles Vidor's […]


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From 'Gilda' to 'Pulp Fiction': National Film Registry Movies