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Gaslight (1944, George Cukor)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 5, 2018

At the end of Gaslight, when all has seemingly been revealed, there’s only one question left. If Scotland Yard inspector Joseph Cotten isn’t an American in London, why doesn’t anyone notice his lack of accent. It’s a wise choice not to give Cotten an accent–presumably he couldn’t do one–but read more

Two-Faced Woman (1941, George Cukor)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 20, 2017

Two-Faced Woman is the story of a successful New York magazine editor, played by Melvyn Douglas, who marries his ski instructor (Greta Garbo) while on vacation. It’s a whirlwind courtship, with one condition of the marriage (for Garbo) being Douglas is giving up New York. Turns out he’s not and read more

Happy Birthday George Cukor!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 7, 2016

Happy Birthday George Cukor! On July 7, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized   The ultimate ‘actor’s director’, a label he acquired for his exceptional rapport with his actors and actresses, George Cukor was perhaps never given the full read more

Quote of the Week: George Cukor on Greta Garbo

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 17, 2016

Garbo in 1931 She had a talent that few actresses or actors possess. In close-ups she gave the impression, the illusion of great movement. She would move her head just a little bit and the whole screen would come alive, like a strong breeze that made itself felt. -Director George Cukor, about G read more

Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Aug 14, 2015

This is my contribution to the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon. Please do look at the great range of postings. “The most glamorous production of all time,” proclaims the original trailer to Dinner at Eight. Well, Jean Harlow’s astonishing dresses, made by Adrian, are certainly glamorou read more

Oscar-Winning Director George Cukor (as in “cucumber”)

Margaret Perry Posted by MargaretPerry on Feb 23, 2014

George Cukor was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Director, ultimately winning in 1965 for MY FAIR LADY (1964). His first nominations were for two of the 10 films he made with Katharine Hepburn, LITTLE WOMEN (1933) and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940). Producer Jack Warner, Audrey Hepburn, Re read more

Oscar-Winning Director George Cukor (as in "cucumber")

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 23, 2014

Oscar-Winning Director George Cukor (as in "cucumber") Labels: Audrey Hepburn, Boze Hadleigh, George Cukor, Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland, Little Women (1934), My Fair Lady (1964), Rex Harrison, The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Women (1939) George Cukor was nominated for five Academy read more

Oscar-Winning Director George Cukor (as in "cucumber")

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 23, 2014

Oscar-Winning Director George Cukor (as in "cucumber") Labels: Audrey Hepburn, Boze Hadleigh, George Cukor, Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland, Little Women (1934), My Fair Lady (1964), Rex Harrison, The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Women (1939) George Cukor was nominated for five Academy read more

Candice Bergen Remembers George Cukor’s Final Film

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Dec 28, 2013

“He was so much smarter than anyone else,” Candice Bergen said of director George Cukor, the subject of a 50-film retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center continuing through January 7. The 67-year-old actress, a five-time Emmy winner for the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, took the stage at read more

The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Oct 7, 2013

This great comedy really is a film that has its wedding cake and eats it. James Stewart sums it all up beautifully in two caustic lines – on the one hand: “The prettiest sight in this fine, pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.” That’s certainly a big read more

Adam’s Rib (George Cukor, 1949)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Sep 1, 2013

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn made a total of nine films together, but, for my money, Adam’s Rib is the best. It’s a film with just about everything, from a sharp script to a great performances by the central couple as rival lawyers. It was also ahead of  its time in its trenchant read more

My Fair Lady (George Cukor, 1964)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Oct 18, 2012

Audrey Hepburn My Fair Lady has one of the greatest scores of any musical, by Lerner and Loewe, with many songs which have become standards, such as With a Little Bit of Luck, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly and On the Street Where You Live. It is also one of the most gorgeous musicals to look at, making ful read more

David Copperfield (George Cukor, 1935)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Aug 17, 2012

This is a continuation of my mini-Dickens series and also a rather rushed contribution to the TCM Summer Under the Stars blogathon - Saturday, August 18 is Freddie Bartholomew’s day on TCM in the US (though not, sadly, in the UK, where I live), and David Copperfield is being shown as part of h read more

Something’s Got to Give (1962, George Cukor)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

I wonder how Something’s Got to Give plays if you haven’t seen My Favorite Wife (Give was a remake). This thirty-seven minute edit of footage of Marilyn Monroe’s last–unfinished–film is a disjointed suggestion of what might have been. Monroe’s good in her part, t read more

FIVE favorite films of George Cukor

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jul 10, 2012

George Dewey Cukor was born on July 7, 1899. Had he been born superhuman (which, in terms of talent, he was), last Saturday would have been his 113th birthday. Though he was replaced as the director of the legendary 1939 film Gone with the Wind, Cukor would go on to become a legend in his own right, read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: George Cukor

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jul 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, George Cukor, born today, July 7 in 1899! Woman’s Director. That is the title Hollywood bequeathed upon George Cukor, a title he of course resented. And, to be perfectly honest, I almost resent it, too. To call Cukor a “woman’s director” is to insult his read more

What Price Hollywood? (George Cukor, 1932)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Jan 28, 2011

Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman and Gregory Ratoff in What Price Hollywood? I’ll admit I originally wanted to see What Price Hollywood? because I knew it was an important influence on William A Wellman’s masterpiece A Star Is Born, released just five years later. (David O Selznick prod read more

“Give George Cukor my love and love — if there’s any dirt I should like to hear it.”

Please Go Away: A Katharine Hepburn Blog Posted by Amber S. on Nov 30, -0001

vistavision: Laughing forever at how George was Kate’s sassy gay friend. I can actually hear him saying… Except George would wear like, 18 different colored sparkly scarves… at the same time.(Source: bonaventures, via coldasaslab)

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