What the Beck???
Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
starring: Laurence Olivier, Jon Fontaine, George Sanders, Gladys Cooper, Nigel Bruce
plot – The story of a man who remarries after his wife died. The memory of the first wife affects many in the house.
I LOVE this movie. The characters have a lot of depth and the mystery was very suspenseful. Of course, the film does have a great name!!
starring: Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty
plot – An Alfred Hitchcock winner filled with drama and suspense. Fontaine begins to think her husband (Grant) is out to kill her.
This was a scary movie as only Hitchcock can create. I love the way Hitchcock creates the fear in the view, without the blood, guts, and gore of today’s movies. The new filmmakers should rewatch these old movies and learn from them.
1928 The Racket
starring: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, Pat Collins
plot – A SILENT MOVIE (painful for me) A bootlegger and a policeman become major rivals. Unfortunately the quality of the movie had deteriorated a lot and the crackling and blurry picture didn’t help.
I wish I could say it was good, but it was painful for all 90 minutes. If I were alive in 1928, I probably would have loved it. I did love the music that played throughout the entire thing, however.
starring: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, May Busch, Eleanor Griffith
plot – A cop is killed and a prohibition gangster ‘s alibi is a cop’s daughter
This was much better than The Racket. The characters actually spoke, and I thought the storyline was good.
1932 One Hour with you
starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette McDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young
plot – A couple go through a difficult time when the wife’s best friend comes on to her husband. A stab in the back type of friend!!!
This was a cute movie. I really enjoyed it! Even though the topic is pretty heavy, the movie was pretty light and happy.
1939 Goodbye Mr. Chips
starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kiburn, John Mills
plot – The story centers around Brookfield, a boys school. The story shares the interactions between the headmaster, Mr. Chips, his life, family, and the boys at the school. Garson plays his extremely supportive wife who loves life and supports and loves her husband.
This was a fabulous film!! This is definitely a “teacher movie.”
The humor that was displayed by Mr. Chips related to my interactions with my students. This is one to own.