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Midnight (1939, Mitchell Leisen)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 16, 2016

Midnight is a rather smart film. Screenwriters Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder are able to do a whole bunch of plot twists–always through comedic means–because of how they’ve got the film structured. The film opens with Claudette Colbert arriving in Paris, penniless. Taxi driver read more

Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen, 1941)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Jul 2, 2016

Charles Boyer, Paulette Goddard and Olivia de Havilland Happy 100th birthday, Olivia de Havilland! This is my contribution to her centenary blogathon, being organised by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Please visit and read the other entries, which cover a wi read more

The Mating Season (1951, Mitchell Leisen)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 5, 2011

The Mating Season is an awkward social comedy of errors. I say awkward because to make the plot work, Gene Tierney has to act selfishly every time she’s supposed to be garnering sympathy. Thinking about it now, the film never even resolves her flirtations with the guy out to ruin her husband read more

Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950, Mitchell Leisen)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 9, 2011

Either Alan Ladd was in a bunch of makeup or he’d just had his eyes done because the way his eyebrows don’t move is disturbing. There are a few scenes where Liesen, presumably in an attempt to keep down the expository dialogue, has Ladd try to communicate with his eyes. They fail. Those read more

Mitchell Leisen: The Best Director Nobody Knows

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 26, 2010

Mitchell Leisen: The Best Director Nobody Knows Mitchel Leisen's trademark signature Sometimes history isn’t always fair. For example, there are movie directors and actors, who in their day, were enormously famous and successful, but for whatever reasons are almost forgotten today. Pa read more

Mitchell Leisen: The Best Director Nobody Knows

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 26, 2010

Mitchell Leisen: The Best Director Nobody Knows Mitchel Leisen's trademark signature Sometimes history isn’t always fair. For example, there are movie directors and actors, who in their day, were enormously famous and successful, but for whatever reasons are almost forgotten today. read more

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