Monday, September 18, 2023

Video Essay: Queen of Hearts (2019)

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Slap Scenes for September, 2023

Harlan Warde and Anna Lee in Prison Warden (1949)

This video includes scenes from the following films:

Liliom (1930)
Safe in Hell (1931)  
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) 
Liliom (1934)
The 39 Steps (1935)  
O.S.S. (1946) 
Out of the Past (1947)  
Dancing With Crime (1947)
He Walked by Night (1948) 
Sunset Boulevard (1950) 
All About Eve (1950) 
Backfire (1950) 
The Enforcer (1951) 
The King and Four Queens (1956)  
Back from Eternity (1956) 
Houseboat (1958) 
The 400 Blows (1959)
La Dolce Vita (1960) 
Naked City ("A Hole in the City," 1961)  
The Deadly Affair (1967) 
Rugantino (1973)
Sweet Dreams (1985) 
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) 
Only the Lonely (1991) 
Mistaken Identity (Touch of Frost, 2002)
The Illusionist (2006) 
Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)
Knock Knock (2015) 
Queen of Hearts (2019)
I Came By (2022) 

Gloria Swanson and William Holden in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Adultery Film Tidbits

Ricardo Cortez, Loretta Young and Frank Albertson in Big Business Girl (1931)

A husband catches his wife with another man in Cornelius Krieghoff's "The Jealous Husband." 

Ricardo Cortez, Loretta Young and Frank Albertson in Big Business Girl (1931)

Joan Crawford and Frank Braidwood in The Circle (1925)

Mala Powers is the Other Woman in City That Never Sleeps (1953).

Claire Maurier is an unfaithful wife and mother in The 400 Blows (1959).

Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine contend with marital infidelity in X, Y and Zee (1972).

The Cads

Lew Cody

Warren William

Ricardo Cortez

A husband is more likely to preserve his marriage if he is observant.

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

An adultery film allows a scriptwriter to easily create dramatic scenes.  Adultery brings us into a world of harrowing suspicion, devious subterfuge and angry confrontation.

This video includes clips from the following films:

Big Business Girl (1931)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Nickelodeon (1976) 
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

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Loretta Young, Dorothy Christy and Frank Albertson in Big Business Girl (1931)

Friday, September 15, 2023

Tidbits for September, 2023

Buster Keaton and Anita Page in Sidewalks of New York (1931)
Bobby Clark in 1939

"The Irritating Gentleman" by Berthold Woltze (1874)

Young Natalie Wood in the kitchen with her mother

Oversize Cops (2017) is an action comedy from Thailand. 

GĂ©rard Depardieu and Pierre Richard in The Fugitives (1986)

Vera Miles

Joel McCrea and Kay Francis in Girls About Town (1931)

Edward Everett Horton 

Biffen och Bananen (1951, Sweden))

Theresa Harris and Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face (1933)

bridal chase 

The Gnome-Mobile (1967) 


She's A Prince (1926)

egg gag

The Raven (1963) 

dog mommy 

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) 

Backfire (1950)

Bullets over Broadway (1994)

fat man in train corridor 

Big Business Girl (1931) 

fireplace shot

The Talk of the Town (1942) 

Beetlejuice (1988)

Sleepy Hollow (1999) 

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) 


The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

Southern Comfort (1981)

a gender discussion

I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

funny water

This slideshow includes scenes from the following films:

Bride by Mistake (1944)  
The Hucksters (1947) 
Houseboat (1958) 
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) 
Sunday in New York (1963)
Mr. Mom (1983) 

lovely ladies