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Invitation (1952) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Gottfried Reinhardt and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

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An Invitation to Mayberry

By Daniel de Vis? on Jan 21, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

An Invitation to Mayberry… Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Had Art Spelman followed that advice half a century ago, it?s just possible we might be honoring him today as a celebrated alumnus of Mayberry. Edward Arthur Spelman appeared one day on the Desilu set of The ... Read full article


An Invitation to Classic Movie Christmas Parties

By Caftan Woman on Dec 16, 2015 From Caftan Woman

Christmastime is here. A time of get-togethers and good cheer, at your home, your neighbour's and with some old friends on the screen. Today I want to share some of my favourite Christmas parties from movies and television. THE THIN MAN (1934) Dashiell Hammett's dark and comic murder mys... Read full article


An invitation to 'Rumba,' and 'Rumba,' and 'Rumba'...

By vp19 on Nov 2, 2014 From Carole & Co.

"Rumba," Carole Lombard's dance film with George Raft that opened in early 1935, was an obvious attempt to draw water from the same spring that had made "Bolero" a hit for Paramount nearly a year earlier. However, this time the well largely ran dry, perhaps for several reasons -- the strict enforcem... Read full article


An Invitation to Despair

on Jul 2, 2012 From True Classics

For this week’s entry in the Maudlin Mondays series, I chose to watch the 1952 film?Invitation,?mainly because of its star, Dorothy McGuire, who plays the role of Ellen Pierce. A few days ago, I watched?The Enchanted?Cottage, also starring McGuire. In?The Enchanted Cottage, she plays a kind, p... Read full article


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Ellen: There is something much more important than keeping alive, and that is knowing that you have lived.


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The haunting theme music by Bronislau Kaper was actually introduced two years earlier in MGM's A Life of Her Own, but became a jazz standard under the title Invitation, especially associated with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
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