1. 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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  2. Know Your Charactor Actor: Edward Everett Horton

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    May 18, 2014 by smumcounty

    Edward Everett Horton was born in 1886 in Brooklyn, the son of Edward Everett Horton and Isabella Diack Horton. His …
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  3. Battleground (1949)

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    “This story is about, and dedicated to, those Americans who met General Heinrich von Luttwitz and his 47 Panzer Corps …
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  4. Know Your Character Actor: Una Merkel

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    March 22, 2014 by smumcounty

    Una Merkel was born in Covington, Kentucky on Dec 10th, 1903. In her teens she moved to Hollywood to pursue …
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  5. 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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  6. Know Your Character Actor: Felix Bressart

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    February 16, 2014 by smumcounty

    Felix Bressart was born in East Prussia in 1892, an area that is now part of Russia. He took to …
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  7. The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

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    January 16, 2014 by smumcounty

    Stockbroker Gerald Parker (Guy Usher) is on the phone with Bertrand Hemingway (Clarence Wilson), the director of the New York …
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  8. Know Your Character Actor – Billie Burke

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    December 15, 2013 by smumcounty

    Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke in 1884 in Washington DC. As a child she travelled America …
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  9. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

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    Preston Sturges’ “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” (1944) begins with a harried newspaper editor making a frenzied call to the …
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  10. Know Your Character Actor – C. Aubrey Smith

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    November 3, 2013 by smumcounty

    Born in London in 1863, Charles Aubrey Smith, credited as C. Aubrey Smith in films, began life as a test-cricketer. …
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