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!

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!

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  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

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

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

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

  5. You always have the best suggestions, Edgar!

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