Tag Archives: Dick Powell

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli, 1953)

This post is a contribution to the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Thanks to Jill and Michael for hosting again this year! For director Vincente Minnelli’s follow-up to the Best Picture-winning An American in Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy…

Well, I have survived my first year of graduate school! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved every minute of being back in school, especially since I’m studying film this time around. However, I am looking forward to catching up on … Continue reading

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Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet

This entry is a contribution to the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Be sure to check out the other great posts and thanks to Jill and Michael for hosting! Today is Ginger Rogers’ SUTS day, and she is definitely … Continue reading

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2011 in Film (Or, How I Spent a Good Chunk of My Life)

Sometime around the beginning of last year, I decided to keep track of the movies I watched throughout the year. I probably missed a few in the those first months of the year, but I went back and added what … Continue reading

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The Crooner, the Noir-Tough Guy, the Director/Producer

I couldn’t let today go by without a birthday post for Dick Powell. Born today in 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas, Powell went from small town to theater MC, to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers. TCM had a birthday … Continue reading

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Christmas In July (Sturges, 1940)

If there’s anyone who holds a special place in my classic film-loving heart it’s Preston Sturges. For someone who is well-versed in classic cinema, his name is probably one you would be familiar with. But about a year ago, I … Continue reading

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Cry Danger (Parrish, 1951)

Dick Powell, the youthful tenor who played the juvenile in many a 1930s Warner Brothers backstage musical, made what has to be one of the most remarkable career shifts for an actor so typecast in certain roles. Tired of playing … Continue reading

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