Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)


It's A Wonderful Life is a 1946 film directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart as George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary, and Lionel Barrymore as mean old Mr. Potter.

With help from the angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), George has been given the chance to see how things would be if he had never been born, and furthermore discovering he really did have a wonderful life.

It's the feel-good motion picture. Leaving you with a heartfelt feeling that no one is insignificant, miracles can happen, and every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. Why, it's full-blown Capraesque!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

A Christmas Carol (1938)


MGM's 1938 good-spirited adaption of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Directed by Edwin L. Marin, starring Reginald Owen as the miser Ebenezer Scrooge, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart as Bob and Mrs. Cratchit, Barry MacKay as Ebenezer's nephew Fred, June Lockhart as one of the Cratchit daughters, Belinda, and Terry Kilburn as Tiny Tim.

On Christmas eve the Ghost of Jacob Marley (Leo G. Carroll), Scrooges once business partner, appears to inform Ebenezer that he is to be visited by three spirits that same night; the Ghost of Christmas Past (Ann Rutherford), Present (Lionel Braham), and Future (D'Arcy Corrigan). That perhaps will make the old man have the change of heart he needs, and live out his days in kindness and joy instead of misery and greed.

It just wouldn't seem like the season til this treasure fit for all is watched!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Glenn Miller Story (1953)


The delightful 1953 biography of Bandleader, musician, arranger, and composer, Glenn Miller. Directed by Anthony Mann.

Follow the infinite Glenn Miller, portrayed by the impeccable James Stewart, as he searches for that signature "sound", marriage to college sweetheart Helen Burger (June Allyson), the Orchestra's rise to fame, and the solemn disappearance of Miller's plane when flying over to entertain U.S. troops in France during WWII.

With the many hits throughout the film, naming a few "Moonlight Serenade", "String of Pearls", "American Patrol", and "In the Mood". This is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates the sound, and if this was my perfect world, that would be everyone.

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