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A Doomed Ship and a Bunch of Dead Bugs (1)

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Dec 22, 2013

Chilly. South (1920) I don't think it's possible to see South too many times. As noted here in October 2011, the story of Ernest Shackleton's failed expedition to the Antarctic is heroic, terrifying, deeply moving, and true. Happily, the film is available on DVD&n read more

A Doomed Ship and a Bunch of Dead Bugs (2)

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Dec 22, 2013

Chilly. South (1920) I don't think it's possible to see South too many times. As noted here in October 2011, the story of Ernest Shackleton's failed expedition to the Antarctic is heroic, terrifying, deeply moving, and true. Happily, the film is available on DVD&n read more

My, What a Long Face!

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

"Best acting by cartoon bulldog ever." -- Jennifer Robinson (my sister) The Great Bea Benaderet Don't you dare bring one more thing into this house. Feed the Kitty (1952) The reason I love Warner Bros. cartoons above all others -- apart from the writ read more

The CMBA Blogathon: Schnooks on a Plane

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Winner of Most Misleading Poster: 1952 Watch It Now! Before Fox Films finds out it's there. Phone Call from a Stranger​ (1952) A film like this makes you wonder how commercial air travel ever got off the g read more

Nature's Fury: Dust Is Nothing to Sneeze At

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Real Life Dust Storm, Stratford, TX 1935 Jane Darwell and Gregg Toland's Lighting The Grapes of Wrath (1940) It's probably a good idea to watch this film every time we have a presidential election t read more

Great Villain Blogathon: Old Lady Vale, Domestic Tyrant

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

A Calamity on Both Sides Cruises ain't what they used to be! Seriously. The Beta Charlotte Vale Charlotte Vale, 2.0 Who doesn't love Claude Rains? Now, Voyager ​( read more

Lost in Translation: Kitty Foyle the Movie

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Not nearly enough of these girls. Good stuff from the book none of which is remotely in the movie: (Mrs. Strafford) "'I don't think Philadelphia enjoys that sort of persiflage.' Either she or I must have been pronouncing that word wro read more

One Way for Money...One Way for Himself

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

English: "Put down your trumpet, Jazzman - I'm in the mood for love!" French: Young Madman has a Trumpet Dutch bit: Music in the blood Young Man with a Horn (1950) You know the story: Lonely orphan boy, Rick read more

The Magnificent Agnes Moorehead´╗┐

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Angles, light, and shadow. The girl between Tim Holt and Joseph Cotten is supposed to be Anne Baxter. Aunt Fanny in Happier Times Much Less Happy Very Unhappy Pretty Stif read more

These Days They Yell for Anything

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Fish for Sale! The Farmer's Daughter (1947) Let me just start by saying that I've never been a huge fan of Loretta Young. I know she had a hard time balancing romance and Faith throughout her life (see this disturbing story read more

Get Thee to a Notary: Kiss Me Kate Holds Up

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Now you can be part of this terrified audience through the magic of 3-D! Right in the Coriolanus Why This Is a Great Show Carol Haney: We all should have known her better Ann Miller: Underrated Tommy Rall: Baryshnikovian leaps read more

First They Must Catch You

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

This is what happens when you eat all the grass. I still love my dog. Watership Down (1978) Memory is a peculiar thing. I could have sworn I was a littler kid when I first saw Watership Down in the theate read more

Sometimes It's Not Good to Be the King

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

I'm going to go with "the worst of times." Les Miz Without the Singing My grandmother was right again: Ramon Novarro was a Hottie There is not nearly enough Alice Terry in this picture Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) rocking the diam read more

Announcing the 2016 Government Cheese Program

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

A Year-Long Celebration of Classic Films About Washington, D.C.   In honor of the upcoming, ongoing, mind-numbing 2016 Presidential Election, I hereby declare the next 12 months The Year of Government Cheese. Accordingly, I will feature a classic movie set in or abou read more

Reel Infatuation: Sugarpuss O'Shea Sets a High Bar

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Not-So-Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves "The Professor and the Showgirl," is what that says. Quotes Sugarpuss: [After asking the biology professor to  check her throat]  SLIGHT rosiness! It's as red as the Daily W read more

CMBA Spring Blogathon: Heelots and Headlines

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Yeah, I recognize your voice too, Sterling Holloway. Back off, Pooh Bear. The Original: Crafty Reporter; Smitten Stooge Ooh ooh ooh: What a little blue eyeshadow can do... Jeepers, France, lighten up. M read more

TV Sidekick Blogathon: Sherman, Trusty Boy

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Because it is next to impossible to raise a boy in an apartment. Watching some boys at their innocent play Always pulling for the underboy Newspapers made a big thing of it Every dog should have a boy read more

Whaddya Know, You CAN Go Home Again

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

C'mon Serge, take one for the team! The Visit (1964) The Visit is a quiet little masterpiece of a revenge picture: kind of a cross between The Count of Monte Cristo and The Lottery with just a hint of one of those human vs. mob m read more

Wheels on His Heels and All That

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Come for the "Pelvis," stay for the elephant. The slowest show on earth Roustabout​ (1964) Well, it's an Elvis movie.Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just that this isn't one of the better ones read more

The Art of Disquietude

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 30, -0001

Name one thing in this still that isn't terrifying. The poster alone... M (1931) You might think that an 85-year-old, half-silent subtitled picture wouldn't be the most enticing morsel to dangle in front of the cri read more
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