Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Take My Wife ... Please!


My absolutely favorite pair of photos, featuring two old friends on the set of The Gallant Hours (1960).  James Cagney is telling the joke this time, and it's Bob's turn to break up on hearing it.  Great smile, Mr. Montgomery.

 TCM is showing The Gallant Hours this coming Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST. 



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Robert Montgomery, Our Favorite Crusader


As you already know, our Mr. Montgomery was rather outspoken, particularly when it came to a good cause he supported.  Life was not always smooth for Bob.  The following article from the February 5th, 1935 issue of "The Family Circle" describes one of his many battles.




Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Surprise Quiz Day

Okay, folks.  Are you ready?  Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of Robert Montgomery? (Who?) I am listing ten photos of Bob from different movies, head shots blown up from stills from those movies.  At the bottom of the posting, I will list the 10 movies in alphabetical order.  The photos are 1 to 10, the movies are (A) to (J).  Submit your answers ASAP to claim huge winnings!!  (TBD.......)

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And the movies are:
   (A)  Another Language
   (B)  Fast and Loose
   (C)  June Bride
   (D)  Letty Lynton
   (E)  Live, Love and Learn
   (F)  Lovers Courageous
   (G) Man in Possession
   (H) Petticoat Fever
   (I)  Night Must Fall
   (J)  Ride the Pink Horse

Good Luck!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Should I look so good with a fever!

Maybe it was the 108 degrees high today, but I feel just lousy.  Next week will be better.  Enjoy your weekend!

               Bob and Reginald Owen in Petticoat Fever (1936)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Hayes Office Bowdlerizes Another Good Movie

The Last of Mrs. Cheney (1937) is being shown on demand on TCM through the 15th.  Bob and Bill Powell in the same movie, so it is a gotta see, right?!  The main problem with the movie is that it was filmed in 1937, after the code went into effect.  Cheney was originally a funny and risque play, but that was not acceptable in 1937. What a waste of Bob and Bill.  I'd like to see a 1933 version with the same cast and production values and a script much closer to the original.  A totally different film for sure.

   Bob, William Powell and Joan Crawford in The Last of Mrs. Cheney