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Clearing Out My DVR: Why Can't I Like Jean Arthur?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 20, 2019

As part of my continuing resolve to clear out all of the movie's I've recorded but resisted, I took a deep breath and jumped into 1943's "The More the Merrier" starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. It's a classic, right?....one of those films that is endlessly praised for read more

Classics in the Carolinas: Jean Arthur in Winston-Salem

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Comet Over Hollywood is doing a mini-series of “Classics in the Carolinas.” I’ll be spotlighting classic movie related topics in South Carolina (my home state) and North Carolina (where I currently live). Actress Jean Arthur in the 1930s With a distinct, squeaky voice and playing determined charact read more

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – with Jean Arthur and James Stewart

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Aug 24, 2016

Share This! An idealistic junior senator arrives in Washington, D.C., only to find corruption. Like most movie years, 1939 is remembered for a number of milestones, good and bad.  It was the last time the identity of the Oscar winners would be released to the press prior to the awards ceremony, sinc read more

You Can’t Take It with Your (1938) – with Jean Arthur and James Stewart

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jun 30, 2016

Share This! “I was going up in the elevator [to work] and it struck me I wasn’t having any fun.  So I came right down and never went back.  Yes, sir, that was thirty-five years ago.”  —Grandpa Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore) From his experience in directing Our Gang, Mack Sennett and Harry read more

Jean Arthur and Frank Capra: Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Jan 23, 2016

I wrote this entry as a part of CineMaven’s Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon, where more than 50 bloggers are writing about actor-director collaborations from the classic film era. Click here to read all the wonderful entries! It’s no secret that director Frank Capra loved act read more

Talented Human Female Tuesday: Jean Arthur

The Cinema Dilettante Posted by Kayla on Jul 28, 2015

Talented Human Female Tuesday: Jean Arthur July 28, 2015July 27, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante Jean Arthur, 1938 She was Frank Capra’s favorite actress. George Stevens said she was one of the greatest comediennes ever to grace the silver screen. It’s h read more

The Best Films of Jean Arthur

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 1, 2014

1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 2. Shane 3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 4. Only Angels Have Wings 5. The More The Merrier 6. You Can’t Take it With You 7. Easy Living 8. The Talk of the Town 9 The Devil and Miss Jones 10. History is Made at Night 11. A Foreign Affair 12. The Whole Town’s Talk read more

The Best Films of Jean Arthur

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 1, 2014

1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 2. Shane 3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 4. Only Angels Have Wings 5. The More The Merrier 6. You Can’t Take it With You 7. Easy Living 8. The Talk of the Town 9 The Devil and Miss Jones 10. History is Made at Night 11. A Foreign Affair 12. The Whole Town’s Talk read more

Hollywood Home Tour - Jean Arthur

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2014

For this month's Silver Scenes bus tour, Al is going to take us past the home of one of the sweetest actresses in Hollywood. Take it away, Al!  512 N Beverly Dr "Welcome back to the bus, everybody. I hope you have had a good stretch of the legs, for we're off to the far corners of Beverly H read more

Hollywood Home Tour - Jean Arthur

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2014

For this month's Silver Scenes bus tour, Al is going to take us past the home of one of the sweetest actresses in Hollywood. Take it away, Al! 512 N Beverly Dr "Welcome back to the bus, everybody. I hope you have had a good stretch of the legs, for we're off to the far corners of Beverly Hills t read more

Hollywood Home Tour - Jean Arthur

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2014

For this month's Silver Scenes bus tour, Al is going to take us past the home of one of the sweetest actresses in Hollywood. Take it away, Al! 512 N Beverly Dr "Welcome back to the bus, everybody. I hope you have had a good stretch of the legs, for we're off to the far corners of Beverly Hills t read more

Hollywood Home Tour - Jean Arthur

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2014

For this month's Silver Scenes bus tour, Al is going to take us past the home of one of the sweetest actresses in Hollywood. Take it away, Al! 512 N Beverly Dr "Welcome back to the bus, everybody. I hope you have had a good stretch of the legs, for we're off to the far corners of Beverly Hills t read more

Classic Movie Coincidence: Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 17, 2013

Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth share a birthday and a film: Both Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth starred in Only Angels Have Wings — and both were born today October 17 (18 years apart!). Rita Hayworth as Judy MacPherson (left) and Jean Arthur as Bonnie Lee (right) opposite Cary Grant as read more

The Screwball Comedy or, Why I Love Jean Arthur

Spoilers Posted by Duke Mantee on Jun 5, 2013

I think Jean Arthur is just great. She’s always smart, cute, funny, and stubborn. She manages to be attractive without playing a prostitute (Jean Harlow in Red Dust is what I’m thinking of), and she manages to keep up with the man without becoming, how shall I say this, mannish (His Girl Friday). read more

Silent Film Star: Jean Arthur.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 13, 2013

Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991). Was discovered by Fox Film Studios while she was doing commercial modeling in New York City in the early 1920's, Arthur landed a one-year contract and debuted in the silent film, Cameo Kirby (1923), directed by John Ford. It was Ford's first read more

Hall Of Fame Inductees for October: Jean Arthur and Errol Flynn

All Good Things Posted by monty on Oct 28, 2012

Another month means two more inductees for my Hall of Fame.This month it is Jean Arthur and Errol Flynn. Both get in thanks to their Montie wins. Both from the same year of 1938. Jean won as Best Actress for You Can't Take It With You, a marvelous performance by the way. And Errol won Best Actor as read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jean Arthur

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Oct 17, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jean Arthur, born October 17, 1900. How do you do it, Jean Arthur? How do make comedy look so effortless? This is what I think every time I watch a Jean Arthur movie. Dubbed by film historian Robert Osborne as “the quintessential comedic leading lady,” read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Jean Arthur. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 1, 2012

FunFact: Was a leading contender for the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Jean Arthur. (1)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jun 21, 2012

(1977 comment on Gary Cooper) "I loved working with Gary Cooper. Gary was my favorite. He was so terrific-looking, and so easy to work with." read more

My Favorite Jean Arthur Films - Part One (Comedies)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jun 18, 2012

So I usually list the essential films of the classic movie goddess for each and every month. The problem I ran into with Jean is that she did so many wonderful films and I didn't know what to include. So instead of the essential films you have to see, I decided to post my favorite Jean films. And l read more
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