Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What the Beck???

I still have 42 movies to watch - but 
I am making progress!!

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1930     The Big House
starring: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Wallace Beery,                      Robert Montgomery, George E. Marion, J.C. Nugent
plot –    Robert Montgomery is convicted of drunk driving and sent to                an overcrowded prison. He falls in with a tough group of                men. A riot eventually occurs and things are rough.
This was a well acted very old movie. I was thrilled when the Nelson County Library found it for me. I filled out forms for the remaining missing movies and the librarian will search them out. I am getting so close to having accomplished this massive Bucket List goal.

1931     Bad Girl
starring:  Eddie Collins, Dorothy Haley, Mina Gombell, Irving Bacon
plot –     A model meets a radio salesman and they marry. Collins                      wants to own his own radio store and saves a lot of                     money. Haley becomes pregnant, but keeps it a secret                   because of the expense of a child. Eddie loses his job,                   but spends all of his savings on a new home for his               wife to make her happy. They both underestimate                       each other.        
This was a really cute movie. They are both tough, but find a wonderful connection. It is a great story about putting your mate’s needs above your own. Don’t ever decline to watch the old movies, because many of them are still wonderful today.

1932     Trader Horn
starring:  Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Olive Carey
plot –    Harry Carey plays a famous African explorer Trader Horn. He                 and his group set out to help a missionary lady who is in                 search of her missing daughter, Nina. The missionary                   goes on ahead and Trader Horn and his men follow up                   the river. The missionary is eventually found dead.
             Trader decides who finish the journey for her, but finds                 out the child is now an evil leader who wants to kill the                 men.
When I was a kid, my Dad and several of us came home from church on Sunday and watched Charlie Chan and a variety of African movies. This movie would have fit in beautifully. I had to cover my ears when the animal death screams occurred, but it was a typical jungle movie: jungle tribes fighting, and animals killing each other. It was neat to see a young Harry Carey.

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