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My Favourite Brunette

Movie review: My Favourite Brunette starring #BobHope, #DorothyLamour

BB.5

(out of 5)

Bob Hope is on death row waiting to be executed for murder and is visited by curious reporters who want to know his story.  He flashes back to some time earlier when he was working as a portrait photographer, renting an office next to a private investigator (played in a tongue-in-cheek cameo by Alan Ladd).  When gorgeous Dorothy Lamour visits Ladd’s office and the dick isn’t there…

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The Little Foxes (1941)

The Little Foxes (1941)

The more I see Bette Davis, the more I enjoy her movies. She’s been a bit of an acquired taste for me, but you usually have to really like Bette Davis to enjoy her films because she tends to dominate them. However, though she is wonderful in The Little Foxes, there is also plenty of room for her co-stars and it is actually a very good ensemble performance.

The Little Foxes was originally a play,…

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Born Today, June 19, in 1877 Character Actor Charles Coburn…

“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” - Charles Coburn as Benjamin Dingle in The More the Merrier

Over 95 film and television roles including The More the Merrier (Best Supporting Actor Oscar); The Devil and Miss Jones, The Lady Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bachelor Mother, George Washington Slept Here, Heaven Can Wait 1943, The Paradine Case, Monkey Business…