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Hello, Persephoneers! It’s been a very long week for me, as I’m sure it has been for all of you, so this week’s classic movie pick is going to be light and humorous. I Was a Male War Bride, which stars Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan, was released in 1947 and was directed by Howard Hawks, who is well known for his comedies.
Sometimes there’s nothing like a good Hitchcock movie to get that fix of nail-biting suspense and that happy ending, too. Hitchcock’s film “Suspicion,” made in 1941, provides all of this and then some. The film stars Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, and Nigel Bruce. It was directed by (duh!) Alfred Hitchcock, and it was his only film to garner a Best Actress Award, for Joan Fontaine at the 1941 Oscars. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Suspicion” (1941)
Happy Friday, witches and werewolves! Let’s start this pre-Halloween weekend out right with the best (in my opinion) Halloween movie there is: Arsenic and Old Lace. That’s right, we’re leaving the very scary parts of Halloween to Slay Belle and going with more of funny-scary this weekend. The movie stars Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Peter Lorre, and Raymond Massey. The film is directed by Frank Capra, and was adapted from the play by Joseph Kesselring. While the movie was filmed in 1941, it wasn’t released until 1944. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “Arsenic and Old Lace”
Happy Friday, Persephoneers! It’s been a long week for me, and let’s cut to the chase and get a good movie going. Since we’re getting close to October, I wanted to do something that’s good for Halloween but not too scary. This can only mean a comedic ghost film, so this week I decided to do Topper, which was made in 1937 and directed by Hal Roach, and stars Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, and Billie Burke. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “Topper”
Unintended love blossoms out of a lucrative spy mission in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film Notorious, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Much like Orson Welles did with The Stranger, Hitchcock took advantage of the residual fears from World War II and used it as a subject for this romantic spy thriller. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Notorious” (1946)
Happy weekend, Persephoneers! Since it’s been some time since I posted, and since we’re close to a holiday weekend here in the States, I’ve decided to go with something light. This week’s classic movie pick is “Charade,” made in 1963 and directed by Stanley Donan. The film stars Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, and James Coburn. This film has everything – mystery, romance, comedy, and a convoluted plot that works itself out in the end. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “Charade” (1963)
Happy Friday, Persephoneers! It’s Linotte again, here to help you wrap up your week and start your weekend with another classic movie pick. Read More Polar Opposites: “Bringing Up Baby”