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BING'S BIRTHDAY MOVIE: Just for You, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 3, 2021

Bing Crosby stars as Jordan Blake, a phenomenally successful producer/composer/director/entertainer. A widower for ten years, romance has entered his life in the form of musical star Carolina Hill played by Jane Wyman. Blake has not intentionally neglected his children, it is simply that he has been read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR MAY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 1, 2021

Isolation, illness, and fear; humanity's history and misery can be tracked through its battle with plagues. Isle of the Dead is a 1945 release from the Val Lewton production unit at RKO, noted for their non-traditional horror tales. The movie is a character study of people grappling with overwhelmin read more

So, what did I miss?

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

 "What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end."- All About Eve, 1950Multi-organ transplant unit at Toronto General Hospital April 8 - April 27, 2021All patients bring their greatest hopes and greatest fears to the hospital but there is something surreal about hanging y read more

THE 2021 CLASSIC LITERATURE ON FILM BLOGATHON: The Wind in the Willow, 1949 and 1983

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

Paul Batters at Silver Screen Classics is our host for The 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathan on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Access the articles here. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) grew out of bedtime stories for the Scottish author's only son Al read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR APRIL ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 29, 2021

The Footlight Club is a NYC boarding house for young women in the theatrical profession; actresses, chorus girls, musicians or waitresses, and hatcheck girls making the rounds of auditions and manager's offices. Mrs. Orcutt (Elizabeth Dunne) is the landlady. She was in Bernhardt's company and a chai read more

THE 7TH ANNUAL FAVOURITE TV SHOW EPISODE BLOGATHON: Barney Miller, Fog 1980

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 19, 2021

Terence Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his Seventh Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon. Click HERE to access this year's contributions.FOGSeason 6, Episode 22First aired May 8, 1980Directed by Noam PitlikStory by Mark Brull, Teleplay by Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Tony Sheehan read more

THE JOAN COLLINS BLOGATHON, Ellery Queen: The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne, 1975

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

Gill at RealWeegieMidgitReviews is hosting The Joan Collins Blogathon from March 8 - 10. Enjoy the tributes to the enduring star HERE.Ellery Queen, the fictional detective/author created by Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee in 1929 was developed as a television series in 1975 by Richard Levinson and read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR MARCH ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 1, 2021

"Still, at first, they swore they wouldn't take bite or sup till they were restored to their grieving families. But Milly had some tea ready for them, in a jiffy—and a woman will usually take tea, no matter how mad she is." - The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet  The read more

WE "HEART" PIRATES WEEK!: The Tag

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 22, 2021

Ahoy, avast, and all that stuff! It is We read more

BELLY LAUGHS: Without a Clue, 1988

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

 "With apologies to the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson."Above is the final credit to the 1988 comedy Without a Clue. The Holmes character has withstood countless spoofs and homages over the years. The disclaimer here is cute but not seriously necessary fo read more

MITCHUM RIDES A DARK RANGE: Pursued, 1947 and Blood on the Moon, 1948

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 8, 2021

Jeb Rand (Robert Mitchum) is pursued by vague memories of his youth and a life plagued with doubts and nightmares. He is also pursued by Grant Callum (Dean Jagger) who, for reasons of his own, wants to kill "the last of the Rands."Mrs. Callum (Judith Anderson) is "Mother Callum" to Jeb. She has been read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR FEBRUARY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 1, 2021

 "Danny Hawkins dad was hanged!"Taunted and bullied by that one phrase, by that one fact all his life, Danny Hawkins has learned to take his beatings but he doesn't have to like it. In particular, Jerry Sykes played by Lloyd Bridges takes a perverse delight in drubbing the smaller Danny through read more

THE HOME SWEET HOME BLOGATHON: Make Way for Tomorrow, 1937

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 27, 2021

Gill at Realweegiemidgetreivews and Rebecca at Taking Up Room are hosting The Home Sweet Home Blogathon featuring movies about home and family, and family connections in movies. The blogathon runs from January 27th to 29th.For those not familiar with the film's plot or reputation, my look at Make Wa read more

TECHNICOLOR NOIR: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

The man who watched trains go by, particularly the Paris Express is Kees Popinga. Kees has a comfortable life in Groningen, the Netherlands. Set in his ways, he is a reliable bookkeeper and a reliable husband and father. It is the trains that spark the romance in his soul. He imagines the places the read more

REMAKE AVENUE: Three on a Match, 1932 and Broadway Musketeers, 1938

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 11, 2021

Mervyn LeRoy directed Three on a Match for Warner Brothers in 1932 with a screenplay by Lucien Hubbard based on a story by Kubec Glasman and John Bright. The film's 63 minutes is packed with the verve typical of LeRoy's work in this era (Five Star Final, Little Caesar, Big City Blues). Joan Bl read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR JANUARY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 1, 2021

Janet (my daughter): "What are you watching?"Caftan Woman (mother): Design for Living. Ernst Lubitsch from Noel Coward's play. Miriam Hopkins as to choose between Fredric March and Gary Cooper. (pause) Or does she?!Janet: Ho-ho, ha-ha!The original Broadway production in 1933, staged by the author Mr read more

THE THIRD FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON: I'll Be Seeing You, 1944

Caftan Woman Posted by on Dec 28, 2020

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Third Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers blogathon while her partner in this endeavour, Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hospitalized with a serious illness. The blogathon is a lovely way we can send our best wishe read more

Christmas at Dingley Dell

Caftan Woman Posted by on Dec 21, 2020

The 1836 publication of The Pickwick Papers (The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club) by 24-year-old Charles Dickens and illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, following the death of Robert Seymour, was a sensation with the public and a game-changer for the publishing business.We follow the fiction read more

12 Delights of Christmas Tag

Caftan Woman Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

Heidi of Along the Brandywine created the 12 Delights of Christmas Tag. I was delighted to be tagged by Rachel at Hamlette's Soliloquy as part of the spirit of the season.1. A favourite Christmas tradition? On Christmas Eve the kids open their gift of pajamas and a book. After we watch A Christ read more
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