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Eddie Cantor in “Kid Millions” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dot Clark (Ethel Merman) is singing “Who Could Ever Be Blue” with a chorus of cuties at the Body Shop (Don’t ask. I don’t know), and when the number ends she is angry to see that Louie the Lug (Warren … Continue reading

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Separate Tables (1958) – reviewed by George

This is really a gift to actors. So well-written with so many great parts, it just purrs along fueled by great performances. The setting is Hotel Beauregard, Bournemouth, England, which advertises “Three Minutes from the Sea, Fine Cuisine, Separate Tables.” … Continue reading

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Hitting a New High (1937) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy starring a great opera singer and a raft of comedians, with two leading men and a journey from Paris to Africa and on to New York. We start with Lucius B. Blynn (Edward Everett Horton) alone in … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) – reviewed by George

Anita Loos’s Lorelei Lee first appeared in a series of short stories for Harper’s Bazaar. The stories were collected into a book in 1925, and a stage version followed in 1926. The first film version, starring Ruth Taylor, was released … Continue reading

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Folies Bergere de Paris (1935) – reviewed by George

The film opens with Maurice Chevalier onstage at the Folies Bergere singing one of his trademark songs, “Valentine” (pronounced Val-awn-tina) by Christine and Willemetz. He is playing Charlier, a renowned stage singer/dancer/comic. When the applause for his solo is over, … Continue reading

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