Tag Archives: Claudette Colbert

Movie Clip Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Miriam Hopkins and Claudette Colbert sing “Jazz Up Your Lingerie” from Ernst Lubitsch’s THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931).

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Nothin’ Beats a Noir Dame: Hazel Brooks in “Sleep, My Love”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Considered a failure by director Douglas Sirk, SLEEP, MY LOVE is a decent enough noir for fans of the genre. The film concerns a brittle New York blueblood, played by Claudette Colbert, who is being gaslighted by her … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Palm Beach Story”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Every Man for Himself

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The world the movie shows us is a world waiting to be transformed. It’s a peculiarly American landscape: what it shows us isn’t exactly what it means — or values. Like the heart-stirring, oddly affecting plainness … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra’s IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Click on the image to enlarge.

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“Since You Went Away,” a Culture’s Dreams, and the Agee-DOS Dosado

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Since You Went Away” doesn’t have a great reputation among filmbuffs, and it’s not hard to see why: it’s broad, sentimental, and downright propagandistic in its treatment of small-town American life (at nearly three hours, it’s also looooonnnngggg). … Continue reading

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