Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

What the Beck???

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.

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