Monthly Archives: May 2018

Jessie Matthews in “Head Over Heels” ( 1937) – reviewed by George

A love triangle in Paris is the basis of this Jessie Matthews film. First, Jeanne (Matthews) and Pierre (Robert Flemyng) meet-cute at an outdoor food market and he invites her for breakfast. When they get there Pierre’s lazy, good-for-nothing roommate … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Harry (1954) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 43rd film is not your typical Hitchcock fare. But it is something he had wanted to do for sometime. Finally his string of successes for Paramount made it possible. It is supposed to be a macabre comedy, but … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime “The Case of the Missing Lady” (1982) – reviewed by George

For Blunt’s Brilliant Detectives cases always seem to come along when they are unemployed. And they spend a few minutes acting pressed and super busy and then almost reluctantly take the case. Works every time. Here the anxious customer is … Continue reading

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Don Knotts in “How to Frame a Figg” (1970) – reviewed by George

Hollis A. Figg (Don Knotts) is an accountant (one of four) at City Hall whose girlfriend Ema Letha Kusic (Elaine Joyce) is a waitress at the diner where he has lunch every day. He is happy, but forces are already … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 70 – The Graham Norton Show, Season 23, Episode 7

Graham was talking to Gloria Estefan about the Broadway show based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio, which is opening in London. Graham:    … this sounds… Are you lying? Gloria:       I’m not. Graham:   That he … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria (1982) – reviewed by George

The second remake of the 1933 German film “Viktor und Viktoria” is really funny and slapsticky, due to the Screenplay and Direction of Blake Edwards. And it was shot at Pinewood Studios in England, so Edwards could use all the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Sign of Four” (1987) – reviewed by George

This feature film for TV comes between the first seven episodes and the last four episodes of the series “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”. It is the sixth version of the story I have reviewed, preceded by five other Sherlocks … Continue reading

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The Words (2012) – reviewed by George

This is an amazing film, the most adult film I’ve seen in quite a while. It expresses adult themes in an adult way, and is very intelligently written, edited, and directed. The score is lush and wonderful. The plot involves … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 69: Archer – Danger Island, Season 9, Episode 5, “Strange Doings in the Taboo Groves”

Archer and Pam and Crackers the parrot are flying over the island looking for a treasure. Archer is at the controls and Pam is defending the map she’s holding. Pam (voice of Amber Nash): “And it’s not a sh***y map. … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “It’s Love Again” (1936) – reviewed by George

Elaine Bradford (Jessie Matthews) auditions for the important producer Mr. Raymond (Ernest Milton) in his flat and he pays no attention at all until a much older actress arrives to visit, and Raymond, who at a public audition had announced … Continue reading

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