Monday, October 11, 2010

I Love A Mystery - Donald O'Connor & Deanna Durbin

I found this video the other day and loved it! Someday I want to see a Deanna Durbin film, they are just never on TCM. Well, maybe someday one of her films will be on.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gene Kelly - Dance Clips

After everyone telling me about Gene Kelly and recommending movies for me to see. I went on TCM to see if any of the movies you all recommend would be on. And two will be. I also went on YouTube and found some delightful video clips of Gene Kelly - dancing. I think I'm going to like Gene Kelly movies. =)

One of my favorites is from Singing in the Rain {1952} - Moses Supposes with Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor.  This movie will be on TCM in December and I can't wait! I have seen Donald O'Connor in Francis Goes to the Races. And I think I've seen him in two other movies, but that was so long ago that I don't remember the titles. I can remember scenes from the movies. =) Oh, well.

I also enjoy Singing in the Rain. I have a friend who sings this when ever it rains, so I know the song. =)

Another favorite is Sitting Tap Dance with Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor {1960}.

Here is a wonderful video of Julie Andrews & Gene Kelly - Tapping Game

Then this is just ingenious. Gene Kelly - Summer Stock Dance

For Me & My Gal - Judy Garland & Gene Kelly

I could post more. But I will stick with just these. =)


Saturday, October 9, 2010

What's My Line? - Ronald Reagan

Last night I discovered this really neat show, What's My Line? and I decided to post my favorite ones ever so often. First one up, Ronald Reagan.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Desperate Journey {1942}

The very first Errol Flynn movie I watched was Desperate Journey {1942}. Starring: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Sinclair, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, and Arthur Kennedy. I must say, I loved this movie! It began my love of Errol Flynn's movies.

I found it interesting that Errol Flynn played an Australian and Ronald Reagan an American in the story. As Flynn was from Australia, and of course Reagan was from America.

The chemistry between the actors was right on. It felt real. The jokes between Flynn and Reagan were marvelous. They gave me plenty of laughs.

When Flight Lt. Forbes (Flynn) and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they are captured by the Nazis and discover valuable information about a hidden German aircraft factory, that they must make it back to England. They escape cleverly from the Nazis and are on a race to get across Germany without getting recaptured and causing as much damage as possible. They eventually become the "Three Man invasion" as one man after the other gives up his life. Then when the Nazis are about to recapture them they find a brilliant way to escape.  

One of our favorite lines to quote in our house is:

Flying Officer Johnny Hammond (Reagan): The iron fist has a glass jaw!


Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House {1948}

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House {1948} with Cary Grant & Myrna Loy. This is one hilarious movie. Plus it has Cary Grant who is as funny as usual.

 The Blandings live New York City in a tiny apartment with their two girls. One day Mr. Blanndings decides that they should move out to the country - Connecticut that is.  They find a old tumble down house that leans and buy it. Thus begins their adventure.  

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the movie.

Jim Blandings: It's a conspiracy, I tell you. The minute you start they put you on the all-American sucker list. You start out to build a home and wind up in the poorhouse. And if it can happen to me, what about the guys who aren't making $15,000 a year? The ones who want a home of their own. It's a conspiracy, I tell you - -against every boy and girl who were ever in love. 


The Noose Hangs High {1948}

The Noose Hangs High {1948} is just like every other Abbott & Costello I have watched. It is filled with their jokes and silly antics.  

Abbot and Costello are two window washers who are mistakes by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers he sent for to pick up $50,000. Now the person he sent them to sent two of his own men to get the money back.  Abbott and Costello try to mail the money to Craig but end up sending it to the wrong person - a woman. The woman has spent all but $2,000 when Abbott and Costello catch up with her. So they have to go out to the track and to try and collect $50,000 to give it back to the rightful person. 

You can watch the movie online at


In the Good Old Summertime {1949}

I taped In the Good Old Summertime {1949} off of TCM yesterday. And today I watched it for the very first time. I loved it!

Starring Judy Garland & Van Johnson. In the Good Old Summertime {1949} is a musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner {1940} with James Stewart & Margaret Sullavan.  Can you believe it!?! They made a remake only nine years after the original.

It's the turn of the century America in Chicago when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike of each other right away. Which only grows when, later on, Andrew hire's Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What they both don't know is, at night they both engage in an anonymous correspondence - with each other.  =)

For all you historical, or modern sewers out there. You will be excited to see a turn of the century sewing room. Plus, Judy has some really pretty clothes that she wears in the movie.

Also you can see Judy Garland's daughter in the closing scene. And she is the cutest thing ever! =)


Strike Up the Band {1940}

Strike Up The Band {1940} is one delightful, charming, feel good movie. I saw it for the first time this past Friday with Gabrielle and Hanne-col - we loved it! In fact, it was our first Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney film we ever saw. For that matter, it was our first Judy Garland movie we ever saw. =) Needless to say, she is a darling.

Judy was lovely. Mickey was hilarious. They made us laugh and feel oh, so happy. It had great songs and some fun dance routines. Plus, Judy's wardrobe was one I wouldn't mind owning myself. Her wardrobe is great for some 1940s teenage sewing inspiration. ;-)

Some of my favorite songs from the movie were, Our Love AffairDrummer Boy, and Nobody.

For more information about the film check out these links.



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Welcome to Musings of a Vintage Girl. This is where I will post movie reviews of Old Hollywood movies I have watched over the years. If you have any movie's to recommend - just let me know.