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One of the great things about the fact that there are so many classic movie blogs out there is that you can find such a diverse range of opinions among the bloggers about various old movies and old movie stars. Reading other blogs is a good way to get turned on to actors and actresses you may not have otherwise paid much attention to. Although I certainly have my favorites whose films I often gravitate to, I’m always open to learning more about others’ favorites that I may not know very well.
A question in a recent survey I filled out asked readers to name their favorite actor named Robert. When I saw that several of the survey participants answered Robert Montgomery, it made me realize I didn’t know a whole lot about him. I figured if a lot of people considered him their favorite when there are so many other Roberts to choose from; Mitchum, Taylor, Redford, and De Niro to name just a few, he must be worth checking out. So the other day I watched him in the movie Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), and I have to say that I found him to be quite charming and a good actor, and I will definitely be checking out more of his movies. Continue reading »
When I thought of writing about my favorite old movie director, the first thing I thought to do was decide between Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock. I love so many of the movies they’ve directed that they are usually the first names that come to mind when thinking about my favorites. But after deciding to take a look at a few other popular directors, I realized that George Cukor could also be considered a serious candidate. When looking at the list of films directed by George Cukor, I was reminded that he had directed many of my favorites including Holiday, Gaslight, and the film that originally helped me discover my love of old movies, The Philadelphia Story.