Category Archives: Posts by Jennifer Garlen

Silver Screen Standards: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Silver Screen Standards: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) There’s a lot to love in the CinemaScope spectacle of Twentieth Century Fox’s How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), even if it sometimes plays like a demo reel for its technological … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis Recently I rewatched What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as aging sisters in a deliriously dysfunctional relationship. Baby Jane Hudson gave Davis a chance to horrify … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Court Jester (1955)

Silver Screen Standards: The Court Jester (1955) I turn to colorful, upbeat musicals whenever I feel sick or depressed, especially in the winter, when I most need a bright escape from dark, dreary days stuck indoors. Recently I found myself … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Silver Screen Standards: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Our new house got a surprise addition last month when a neighbor showed up with a little stray kitten in her arms. Mojo Jinx Mephisto is now an official member … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Silver Screen Standards: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) I’m in the process of moving houses this fall, and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) is one of the reasons. Faced with the terrifying prospect of completely remodeling … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Lassie Come Home (1943)

Silver Screen Standards: Lassie Come Home (1943) Hollywood is releasing a steady stream of sentimental dog movies these days, from A Dog’s Purpose (2017) and A Dog’s Journey (2019) to A Dog’s Way Home (2019) and The Art of Racing … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Margaret Rutherford

Silver Screen Standards: Margaret Rutherford The 2018 documentary, Truly Miss Marple – The Curious Case of Margaret Rutherford, is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime, so this is a perfect time to learn more about the iconic character actor … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Boris Karloff

Silver Screen Standards: Boris Karloff It was an early afternoon in June as I trooped along from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile near George IV Bridge with my family in tow. We were headed for Greyfriars Kirkyard to poke around the tombs … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

For the very first post of a column called “Silver Screen Standards,” I can’t think of a better choice than The Wizard of Oz (1939), a film that continues to delight and amaze viewers of all ages eighty years after … Continue reading

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