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Jack Carson

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 4, 2017

Today, I'm writing about the life and career of actor Jack Carson. This article is part of the O, Canada! Blogathon hosted by Speakeasy  and Silver Screenings. Today Jack Carson is remembered as a talented character actor who appeared in films like Mildred Pierce (1945) and A Star Is read more

Jack Carson and Doris Day have a... Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Feb 3, 2017

In 1948, Doris Day wasn't yet a star. At age 23, she had found success with the Les Brown Band thanks to her hit recording of "Sentimental Journey" and she became a regular on Bob Hope's radio show. Oddly enough, though, her career was also coming to a stall. She had divorced her violent first husba read more

The Jack Carson Show (OTR)

How Sweet It Was Posted by Aurora on Oct 27, 2013

Canadian-born, character actor Jack Carson would have celebrated a birthday today – this is in his honor. A popular actor during Hollywood’s Golden Age, Jack Carson also had a prolific career on radio, which began with an appearance on Bing Crosby’s Kraft Music Hall in 1938. In read more

Jane Wyman teams with Jack Carson for the funny Make Your Own Bed (1944)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 23, 2012

Successful businessman Walter Whirtle (Alan Hale, yes the dad of the Skipper from Gilligan's Island) and his wife Vivian (Irene Manning) have a hard time keeping servants in their employ. Enter private detective Jerry Curtis (played by Jack Carson) who has been fired for arresting the Dis read more

Jack Carson is the Easter bunny this year…

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by Jnpickens on Apr 23, 2011

Since Easter is tomorrow, I wanted to do a post today and tomorrow. Today’s will be contemporary Easter in films complete with dying eggs, Easter bunnies and large bonnets. Tomorrow’s post will focus on the religious and Biblical aspect of the holiday. Judy Garland and Fred As read more

“Romance On The High Seas” – Doris Day, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Jack Carson

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Apr 3, 2011

Romance and Laughter…under a Rio moon!   Romance On The High Seas (Warner Brothers 1948) is a musical romantic comedy filmed in Technicolor starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day. The movie also stars Oscar Lavent, S. Z. Sakall, and Leslie Brooks. It was nominated for tw read more

Great On Screen Couples: Jane Wyman & Jack Carson

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Feb 12, 2011

For my next couple I chose a couple not too many people may realize how good they really were in the five films they made together. I'm speaking of Jane Wyman and Jack Carson. They co-starred in 5 films plus one more where Jane made a cameo as herself. They usually played either a married couple read more