June Allyson in Interlude (1957)

Today marks the centenary of one of the brightest stars of MGM’s golden era, June Allyson. For classic Hollywood fans, she’s best known for her roles as the “girl next door” in musicals and romantic comedies. She worked continuously from the early 1940s through the end of the 1950s, the latter of which one of…

Films in 2017: September

This past month saw a good variety of films, as far as watching at least one film across almost every decade beginning in the 1920s (didn’t get a chance to watch anything from the 2000s). I also ended up bookending September with a few films starring Jane Fonda; throughout the beginning of the month I…

Films in 2017: August

August was mostly filled with watching movies from TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars festival, though towards the end of the month I wasn’t able to keep up with every star honored (and there’s still a few movies I still want to catch on the Watch TCM app). There were, of course, a few other…

2017 Blind Spots: Contempt

Writer Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli) is hired by American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) to re-work a script for a screen adaptation of The Odyssey, which is to be directed by the legendary Fritz Lang. But as Paul becomes more engrossed in writing the screenplay, his wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot) begins to resent him, as…

Summer Under the Stars: Dear Heart (1964)

TCM’s star of the day is Glenn Ford, and my film pick for the actor is Dear Heart, which airs today at 2:00 P.M. (EST). Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) is visiting New York City for a postmasters’ convention when she crosses paths with greeting card salesman Harry Mork (Glenn Ford). Though a self-sufficient woman, Evie…

Summer Under the Stars: His Girl Friday (1940)

TCM’s star of the day is Rosalind Russell, and my film pick for the actress is His Girl Friday, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). When newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) learns his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is leaving her job to marry insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and…

Summer Under the Stars: The Lady Eve (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Barbara Stanwyck, and my film pick for the actress is The Lady Eve, which airs today at 12:00 P.M. (EST). Sailing back home to the United States on an ocean liner after a year-long expedition in South America, the wealthy but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Henry Fonda) meets the bewitching…

Summer Under the Stars: Bachelor Mother (1939)

TCM’s star of the day is Ginger Rogers, and my film pick for the actress is Bachelor Mother, which airs today at 6:15 P.M. (EST). Salesgirl Polly Parrish (Ginger Rogers) is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling after discovering an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage. Though initially dismissed from…

Summer Under the Stars: Never Say Goodbye (1946)

TCM’s star of the day is Eleanor Parker, and my film pick for the actress is Never Say Goodbye, which airs today at 8:00 A.M. (EST). Young Phillippa “Flip” Gayley (Patti Brady) wants very badly for her parents, Phil (Errol Flynn) and Ellen (Eleanor Parker), to get back together. While the two have been divorced…