Tag Archives: World War I

Wings (1927) Rated NR

Two men, one rich and one middle class, fall in love with the same woman and become fighter pilots in World War I. Starring Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, and Richard Arlen. This film took me by surprise. It is … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Rated NR

A young soldier is disillusioned during World War I. Based on the book by Erich Maria Remarque. Starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, and John Wray. This film is brilliant in the fact that it shows the reality of war. We see … Continue reading

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War Horse (2011) Rated PG-13

Albert’s horse is sold to the cavalry during World War I. In order to find and reclaim his horse, Albert must join the cavalry too. Based on the children’s book, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, … Continue reading

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Joan Leslie (1925-2015)

(1925-2015)    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Rated NR A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.  This Is the Army (1943) Rated NR In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day 2015

Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Rated G Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Rated … Continue reading

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Jonathan Crombie (1966-2015)

(1966-2015) As we all are reeling from the death of Gil, um er, Jonathan. I look back at the films I enjoyed most. I was also so very lucky to have seen him perform live in The Drowsy Chaperone, which … Continue reading

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The Shopworn Angel (1938) Rated G

A Texan GI is sent to New York for basic training before being shipped out to WWI. While there he meets a worldly actress and falls for her. Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Howard Hawks

 Bringing Up Baby (1938) Rated NR Love runs wild for a hapless scientist and an unstoppable heiress in Howard Hawks’s classic screwball comedy that ranks high on the American Film Institute’s list of the funniest Hollywood films ever made. With … Continue reading

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Can’t Miss Mid-season Returning TV Shows 2013

 Downton Abbey (PBS) Rated NR Beginning in the years leading up to World War I, the drama centers on the Crawley family and their servants. Premieres Jan. 6th  Bunheads (ABCFamily) Rated NR Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl marries a man … Continue reading

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Grand Illusion (1937)

Rated NR Two French Soldiers captured by the Germans during World War I. They overcome their differences to try to escape the Prison Camp. Starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Julien Carette A little known fact: … Continue reading

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