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Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
1933 I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang
starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell
plot – a based in fact story of a man wrongly accused of a crime. He ends up on a Louisiana chain gang. His life is forever ruined.
This was a good movie, and I truly felt badly for the condemned man. The idea that it was based in truth was bothersome.
1934 The Gay Divorcee
starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Betty Grable
plot – A woman wants a divorce and hires a man to pretend to be her lover to make her husband jealous.
This was a good movie. I got tired of all of the dancing, because it delayed the storyline. The dancing was outstanding, however.
1934 Viva Villa!
starring: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo
plot – the story of Poncho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. He began as a hero, but turned into an outlaw, and then returned to goodness to help his mentor.
This was a really good movie, but ran a little long. I did learn a lot, because I didn’t know that much about Poncho Villa.
1938 Test Pilot
starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore
plot – Gable plays an arrogant, womanizing, test pilot who meets and marries a Midwestern farm girl. Tracy is his best friend and supporter. Great story with a variety of emotions.
This was a great movie. Gable was truly believable in this role, and I enjoyed the entire thing.
1940 Foreign Correspondent
starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day
plot – a reporter from the USA is overseas to gather facts bout the war. This story contains murder and betrayal.
It was a little dry for me, but it had a good story line.