Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...a Mother's Day edition!
...This evening I've been rewatching Brian Aherne and Loretta Young in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1943), a delightful comedy. It's available with three other good comedies in a very affordable four-film DVD set. Recommended.
...At Another Old Movie Blog, Jacqueline recently revisited the very fine yet relatively little-known Christmas film I'LL BE SEEING YOU (1944), starring Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten. I recommend both the film and Jacqueline's essay!
...TCM has announced the third annual TCM Cruise, to take place this December. I've never wanted to cruise before, but this year TCM is sailing aboard the Disney Magic, which certainly sounds appealing!
...Speaking of TCM, Will McKinley of Cinematically Insane posted an excellent column this weekend, 10 Things I Learned at the TCM Classic Film Festival. He did a great job pulling together various bits of TCM-related information in one comprehensive post.
...Jessica shares how her mother helped turn her into a classic film fan at Comet Over Hollywood. Loved the photo of all the tapes Jessica's mom records for her off Turner Classic Movies!
...The latest Watch List at Greenbriar Picture shows includes Gable and Turner in HONKY TONK (1941) and the Mark Stevens-Richard Widmark docu-noir THE STREET WITH NO NAME (1948).
...There's a review of the new Warner Archive release of Joel and Garda Sloan mysteries at Rupert Pupkin Speaks.
Olivia and Joan: Sisters of the Silver Screen for linking to a recent interview with Joan from Carmel Magazine.
...The BBC apparently plans to remake POLDARK...unless the plans are to film some of Winston Graham's later POLDARK books which have never been filmed, then it's hard to see the point in this. The original series was perfect, so why not just re-air it?
...Caftan Woman's "One for May on TCM" selection is WINCHESTER '73 (1950), starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and a terrific cast, including Tony Curtis and Rock Hudson deep down in the credits.
Ray Harryhausen passed on while I was out of town last week. The special effects genius was 92. TCM's memorial tribute to Harryhausen is currently available on YouTube.
...Notable Passings: Actress Jeanne Cooper, whose career ranged from early '50s Universal Westerns to a long-running role on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, passed away at the age of 84. One of Cooper's children was actor Corbin Bernsen of L.A. LAW and PSYCH...Adolph Herseth, who played trumpet with the Chicago Symphony, has passed on at 91...British actor-director Bryan Forbes has died at 86. Forbes was married for decades to actress-writer Nanette Newman. Last year I reviewed two films in which Forbes appeared onscreen, THE WORLD IN HIS ARMS (1952) and SEA DEVILS (1953). Of the films Forbes directed, I was fond of INTERNATIONAL VELVET (1978), which I happened across on TV during my first visit to London when I was in college. This film with Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, and Nanette Newman stuck with me, and I found I still enjoyed it when I caught it again years later.
Have a great week!