Category Archives: Drama

  1. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

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    March 26, 2017 by smumcounty

    Every Sunday I go through the Turner Classic Movies listings for the next week (that’s about as far ahead as …
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  2. Shanghai Express (1932)

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    October 17, 2015 by smumcounty

    “Grand Hotel on a train.” That’s how they referred to “Shanghai Express” when it was released in 1932 the same …
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  3. The Long Goodbye (1973)

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    July 22, 2015 by smumcounty

    Elliott Gould, at first glance, would seem like an odd choice to portray legendary private eye Philip Marlowe. Certainly when …
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  4. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

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    May 24, 2015 by smumcounty

    The 30’s are my go to decade for classic films. I watch more films from that decade than any other. …
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  5. Counsellor at Law (1933)

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    March 22, 2015 by smumcounty

    I really like John Barrymore, that resonant vibrato, that great profile (the great profile), that thick shock of hair. But …
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  6. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

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    September 21, 2014 by smumcounty

    Between 1929 and 1939 more than 250,000 men left their homes and took to the road to ride the rails …
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  7. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

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    June 8, 2014 by smumcounty

    Van Stanhope (Clark Gable) and his wife Linda (Myrna Loy) are, by all accounts, a deliriously happy couple. He’s the …
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  8. Battleground (1949)

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    April 14, 2014 by smumcounty

    “This story is about, and dedicated to, those Americans who met General Heinrich von Luttwitz and his 47 Panzer Corps …
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  9. The Manificent Ambersons (1942)

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    March 8, 2014 by smumcounty

    “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, is the story of a great American family in …
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  10. Caged (1950)

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    August 2, 2013 by smumcounty

    “Pile out, you tramps. End of the line.” Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) has had a tough break. At only, seventeen, …
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