Monday, April 25, 2016

Fast and Loose 1939

From guest blogger Debbie:

Fast and Loose is the second in a three film series from MGM that was patterned after the successful Thin Man series.   It concerns another married couple, Joel and Garda Sloan.  This time the couple are rare book dealers.  Joel Sloan sometimes does detective work for insurance companies when rare books are stolen.  Thus is the premise for their adventures.

This film was preceded by “Fast Company”1938 and was followed in 1939 by the third in the series “Fast and Furious”.  “Fast Company” starred Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice.  “Fast and Furious” starred Franchot Tone and Ann Southern.  Why MGM kept changing the primary cast is anyone’s guess.   Of the three, “Fast and Loose” has always been my favorite.  Most of the reason for my preference is its stars, Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell.  Russell has always been my favorite leading lady for Montgomery and this is their second time playing a married couple.  They play so well off each other.  They aren’t Powell and Loy, but a good second choice.

The three film set is available from Warner Archives.  The plots of all three are entertaining and the humor is engaging.   A must see for any Robert Montgomery fan and the other two films are well worth the time.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Another DVD Release!!

Warner Archive does it again .... this time it's Blondie of the Follies (1932).  All these releases all of a sudden.  Has a Bob fan taken over Warner??   Blondie is a fun watch.  Looking forward to seeing Bob and Marion, in all her Follies regalia, in the scene on the stairway with the Broadway lights in the background.  Just gorgeous...Bob and the scene!!

Thanks to Robert for bringing this to our attention.  (I am still stuck in a motel waiting even longer for my insurance company to get their act together, so for the most part I'm out of touch with the rest of the world!) 

Could this all mean others are to follow?  Hide-Out?  Unfinished Business?  Letty Lynton?  C'mon, WB!!  Do continue to make our day!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The First 100 Years

In honor of one of my fav Bob movies coming to DVD, The First 100 Years, which only took 78 years to get to this point.