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All month long on Wednesday nights through Thursday morning, Turner Classic Movies will be featuring Frank Sinatra films and TV specials in honor of the entertainer’s 100th Birthday on December 12, 2015. They’ll be showing the best of the best and the worst of the worst. In fact, both extremes will be shown in the […]

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I just happened upon a neat little film on TCM with Edward Arnold, Ann Harding and Donna Reed called “Eyes in the Night.” It’s a murder/espionage film from 1942 with all the right elements a good 1940s murder mystery should have: great actors (Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Stanley Ridges), beautiful women (Donna Reed), a plot […]

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Today we’ve got two Oscar Nominated songs that were both introduced on film by Jane Wyman and Bing Crosby, a most delightful screen couple indeed. The songs were nominated in back-to-back years and were written by two different pairs of legendary songwriters. The first song was not only a 1951 Oscar nominee but the winner, […]

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I’ve been a movie buff since the early 1970s. My first “favorite” director, once I had some inkling of what that title meant, was Frank Capra. He made inspirational films, films with humor and with hope. Most of all, Capra was simply a great storyteller. But then I grew up. I still appreciated the films […]

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