Movie Reviews

Cary and Irene Are As Charming As Ever in The Awful Truth (1937)

So as I promised (more or less), I'm back with another review of an Irene Dunne film, none other than The Awful Truth, one of her best known movies and her first collaboration with Cary Grant, with whom she went on to make two more films (My Favorite Wife and Penny Serenade). The Awful Truth… Continue reading Cary and Irene Are As Charming As Ever in The Awful Truth (1937)

Movie Reviews

Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

There is this slightly wacky and sweet 1936 movie named Theodora Goes Wild, directed by Richard Boleslawsky and with Irene Dunne in the title role. To be completely honest, I initially thought nobody in the classic film community had heard of this film, but after finding a couple of reviews of it online, it turns… Continue reading Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

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Celebrating Doris Day: April in Paris (1952)

Monsieur, soon it will be springtime in Paris. The children will be dancing in the Bois de Boulogne; men with tiny carts will be selling marrons chauds in the streets, and everywhere young couples will be in each other's arms, kissing. Have pity on a man who only breathes, lives, and loves when he's in… Continue reading Celebrating Doris Day: April in Paris (1952)

Reading Lists

Books I’m Excited to Read (This Fall?)

Alternate title of this post might be "books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now and I feel a bit guilty for not showing them some more love", but that sounds slightly too long and not quite as catchy. Huh. I need to catch my breath after this sentence. You see,… Continue reading Books I’m Excited to Read (This Fall?)

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Love is No More Than the Touching of Two Skins: Goodbye Again (1961)

I'll admit this - ever since my earliest days of blogging, as soon as I figured out what a "blogathon" is, I kind of wanted to take part in one... but, I guess I never really had the time or I didn't come across a subject that appealed to me enough. Anyway, when I saw… Continue reading Love is No More Than the Touching of Two Skins: Goodbye Again (1961)