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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: The Invisible Man (1933)

Hello, Persephoneers! In conjunction with Slay Belle’s 31 Days of Halloween celebration, the Classic Woman-centric Movie Review will be Halloween-themed. This week’s film is The Invisible Man, released in 1933. It’s based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name and stars Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart. This was also Rains’s first American […]

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Now, Voyager”

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! This week’s movie pick will give you all the feelings as you watch it. It’s Now, Voyager, starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains, and made in 1942. It’s based on the book of the same name by Olive Higgins Prouty.

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Notorious” (1946)

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 […]

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From Princess to Queen: “Caesar and Cleopatra”

A young girl grows into a woman and embraces the power that comes with being queen of Egypt in the 1945 film “Caesar and Cleopatra,” which is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play and stars Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh as the title characters.