Category Archives: Y

Rita Hayworth in “You Were Never Lovelier” (1942) – reviewed by George

The Palermo Race Track in Buenos Aires – Robert Davis (Fred Astaire), who appears to be a horse-race addict, has come to Buenos Aires for some action and has just lost big. Well, back in the states he’s a sought-after … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “You’ll Never Get Rich” (1941) – reviewed by George

Broadway big shot Martin Cortland (Robert Benchley) is in a jewelry store. He tells the clerk it’s his 15th anniversary, selects a diamond bracelet, and says, “Oh yes, I want to get something for my wife too.” He picks out … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013) – reviewed by George

Alice (Alicia Witt), an antiques dealer working from the shop she inherited from her father, and Will (Scott Gibson) a junior wheeler-dealer, are engaged and are going to his folks’ house for Christmas. He gets caught in a meeting and … Continue reading

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – reviewed by George

This musical biography of George M. Cohan is terrific, combining super singing and dancing with a strong through-story of patriotism and love of family. Douglas Croft plays Georgie as a child (13), and James Cagney takes over for the grown-up … Continue reading

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Guy Henry is Sherlock Holmes in “Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House” (1982) – reviewed by George

This is a miniseries in 9 half-hour episodes. It is very clever, and as the mystery is revealed in pieces, the solution comes in pieces as well. Also each episode begins with a metal box with a label tied to … Continue reading

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Young and Innocent (1937) – reviewed by George

This is not just one of my favorite Hitchcock movies (his 22nd), it’s one of my favorite movies, period. It begins with a spat, which would be a marital spat except that the wife, the actress Christine Clay (Pamela Carme), … Continue reading

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Short and Talkative Sherlock Holmes – reviewed by George

Alan Napier as Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1949) This is an episode of “Your Show Time”, an anthology TV program which featured adaptations of literary properties: Masterworks of Famous Authors. The host was Arthur Shields … Continue reading

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Yours Mine and Ours Reviewed by Anita: ****

Yours Mine and Ours ¬†is a wonderful movie of a real family living the real life dramas that today’s reality TV claims to portray. ¬†Directed by Melville Shavelson this 1968 film is a story based on the life of Frank … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine (1968) – reviewed by George

As soon as this movie started I knew that this was what I was expecting when I got Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a few days ago (see review immediately below). Animation! And the Beatles dressed as Sgt. Pepper’s … Continue reading

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