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Hayley Mills in “Summer Magic” (1963) – reviewed by George

Hayley’s 4th Disney movie is again based on a book, this time Kate Douglas Wiggin’s book “Mother Carey’s Chickens”. Hayley plays Nancy Carey, the oldest of three children, her two younger sibs both boys: Gilbert or Gilly (Eddie Hodges) and … Continue reading

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Shadow of a Doubt (1942) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 30th film, and 6th shot in America, is an evil-comes-to-smalltown-America thriller, contrasting the openness of a welcoming family with the ruthlessness of a three-time killer who happens to be a relative – welcomed unquestioningly into their home. Teresa … Continue reading

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – reviewed by George

This is generally considered to be a Christmas movie; I suppose because of the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, but in truth it’s a family movie. It deals with the growing-up problems of the five children of an … Continue reading

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