Most of my movie viewing is of films made between the '30s and the '50s, but Warners has a set of '60s romances coming out next week which looks like it might be fun.
The set contains SUSAN SLADE, PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND, ROME ADVENTURE, and PARRISH. All of the films star Troy Donahue, with Connie Stevens costarring in three of the titles.
Moira Finnie recently wrote a marvelous essay on the film SUSAN SLADE at the TCM Movie Morlocks blog. The movie stars Donahue, Stevens, and Dorothy McGuire. I found Moira's thoughts on director Delmer Daves and actor Lloyd Nolan especially enjoyable.
PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND, incidentally, airs on TCM this Sunday, January 25th. Robert Conrad and Stefanie Powers costar with Donahue and Stevens. The writer, of all people, was Earl Hamner, Jr. of THE WALTONS fame.
ROME ADVENTURE stars Donahue, Angie Dickinson, and Suzanne Pleshette, along with Constance Ford, who was memorable as the mother in A SUMMER PLACE.
The final film, PARRISH, also stars Donahue and Stevens, along with Claudette Colbert and Karl Malden.
The set will be released on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.