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The Trouble with Harry (1955)

  (3/5) comedy – mystery Reference: | Reviews: Rotten Tomatoes 89% | IMDb External Reviews The Trouble with Harry (1955) is not your typical Hitchcock movie. It is, to some degree, a who-done it, but it is hardly suspenseful. IMDb calls it a comedy | mystery | thriller. I agree with the comedy part and,

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Libeled Lady (1936)

  (3.5/5) – screwball comedy, romance Reference: | | TCMReviews: IMDb External Reviews | Rotten Tomatoes (80%) While deftly putting off an inevitable marriage to his fiance (played by Jean Harlow), in Libeled Lady (1936) the editor of a New York paper (Spencer Tracy) hires a reluctant former employee (William Powell) to seduce the daughter

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Evelyn Prentice (1934)

  (3/5) drama, mystery, romance William Powell and Myrna Loy are second only to Tracy and Hepburn in the pantheon of my favourite classic movie on-screen couples. They appeared together in 14 films over 13 years, the most famous of which were the widely popular (in their time) “Thin Man” series. In Evelyn Prentice a

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The Sea of Grass (1947)

(2.5/5) drama, western Reference: | Reviews: IMDb External Reviews | Rotten Tomatoes In The Sea of Grass, a cultured Katharine Hepburn leaves big town St. Louis to marry a New Mexican cattle baron Spencer Tracy. When Tracy’s character, who spends more time with his cattle and prairie than his lonely wife, is unable to accept

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Vertigo (1958)

 (5/5) drama, mystery, romance, thriller In Vertigo (1958) a retired police officer played by Jimmy Stewart is forced to confront his dizzying fear of heights (vertigo) in order to solve a  mystery. A friend’s wife, played by Kim Novak, is suffering from a form of dissociative fugue (sudden personality changes combined with travel to non-customary places

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

(1.5/5) drama, warMy TiVo has learned that I’m a classic movie fan. It recently recorded The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) as a suggestion for me off the Turner Classic Movie channel. I decided to watch it on the strength of William Holden’s excellent prior performances in Stalag 17 (1953), for which he won the Academy

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Teacher's Pet (1958)

  (3.5/5) romance – comedy Neither Clark Gable nor Doris Day are in the pantheon of my all-time favourite classic movie actors. But in Teacher’s Pet  they are at the top of their game. Gable plays a gritty, ‘unpressed gentleman of the press’, who learned his craft the hard way – from the ground up.

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The African Queen (1951)

  (3.5/5) romance – comedy – adventure Director John Huston’s, The African Queen (1951) is one of Humphrey Bogart’s and Katharine Hepburn’s most famous movies. Bogie won his only Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic captain of a river boat, the African Queen. Hepburn was nominated as Best Actress for her performance as a

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

(2/5) ‘horror’ This particular version of  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) is the first Jekyll and Hyde movie I’ve seen (there are several). I chose this one because it stars two of my favourite classic movie actors: Spencer Tracy and  Ingrid Bergman Note: I’m a classic movie fan. This is the first of what