Whether it’s for Fun Fridays or Movie Night there is something magical about classic movies. Due to a wacky week, I nearly missed writing a Friday Fun Blog; however, as I was checking out the TV guide I came across “The Falcon” movies. These starred George Sanders and then Tom Conway.
I’ve never seen “The Falcon” movies, but am enjoying them and wouldn’t mind adding them to my DVD collection.
I love Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy movies, too. THE THIN MAN series is another in my collection of fun classics.
There are days all I want are Don Knotts. Yes, Don Knotts – THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT, THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST and a few others.
Checking my movie database, what can I say, give me Annette and Frankie; Dean Martin’s MATT HELM; ARSENIC AND OLD LACE; Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi. Even Jerry Lewis can hit the spot.
How can I forget Sherlock Holmes – Basil Rathbone?
I’m also a fan of those movies that, sadly, are not politically correct. As a child I loved and believed; as a teen shocked; as an adult I still appreciate the talent, if not the reasons Hollywood and society dictated. Who would make a great Charlie Chan, today? Did you know the comic, Mantan Moreland, who portrayed the taxi driver, Birmingham Brown, was ostracized for this role? Granted society grew up, but to ostracize a man, and others, for working; forgetting their talent…I’ll never understand. We walk forward from the footsteps of those before.
I look at the movies offered today and wonder where the magic went. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I find many movies I must have, but so many are pushed out and rushed and just never deliver.
Guess I’m just a classic movie gal…you?