Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Little Traveling

Gentle Friends, since we are all SiP lately and probably for the foreseeable future at least I thought I would post about a most enjoyable film. One of my favorite 30's films...

Movie Poster of the Week: William Wyler's “Dodsworth” on Notebook ...

"Dodsworth" - 1936 - starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor, and David Niven...  Warner Archives just released a really super version on BluRay last week, I had it preordered for a couple of months so I got my copy super fast!!    Directed by William Wyler... here's a bit I lifted from Wikipedia... in a nutshell ... "the center of the film is a study of a marriage in crisis.  Recently retired auto magnate Samuel Dodsworth and his narcissistic wife Fran, while on a grand European tour, discover that they want very different things out of life, straining their marriage."  In Paris they have a party and here's a little clip...

Not the best piece of film out there, I think it was taped off of the 
TV but it epitomizes Fran...  and I do love Mary Astor!!

Along the way to Europe they meet Mary Astor an ex-pat on her way back to Italy where she lives and David Niven who is just going back to England.  It's a film I really enjoy and they play often on TCM.  The story is good, the acting is good and moves at a good pace.  I would recommend this film any time and hope you will take a look if you get the chance!
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

7 comments:

  1. Thanks much for the recommendation... I've always been a fan of old timey movies, and Sinclair Lewis is a fine writer...how can one go wrong? Will be on the lookout. Stay safe and well ~ Robin

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  2. Heartily agree....it is in our library..

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  3. I will look for it on TCM! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. Ah. The old days of being snarky with class. Today it's obscenities and hair pulling!

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  5. You always have the best suggestions, Edgar!

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  6. Thanks for inspirations! Let's enjoy creative and peaceful hours,Edgar!
    Take care of you!
    Carmela

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