Tag Archives: Agnes Moorehead

Magnificent Ambersons: The Fall of a Family

REAL LIFE SCREENED MORE DARINGLY THAN IT’S EVER BEEN BEFORE! A year after the release of his brilliant first film, Citizen Kane, Orson Welles made another epic drama that has become a true classic. However, its release was highly dramatic. Welles delivered an original cut running 135 minutes, but he felt that it needed to … Continue reading Magnificent Ambersons: The Fall of a Family

The Stratton Story

Alcoholic former baseball pro Barney Wile (Frank Morgan) helps talented Texas farm boy Monty Stratton (James Stewart) join the Chicago White Sox, but a tragic accident cuts the kid’s career short. Director Sam Wood’s final film was the inspiring real-life story of Monty Stratton who lost a leg but overcame his difficulties. It’s a standard … Continue reading The Stratton Story

The Swan

Prince Albert (Alec Guinness) is about to visit exiled family members of his; one purpose of the visit is to get him interested in princess Alexandra (Grace Kelly), but that’s a challenge. When Kelly announced that she would marry Prince Rainier of Monaco it was decided that she should star in this remake of a … Continue reading The Swan

Show Boat

FILL YOUR HEART WITH LOVE, MUSIC, JOY! Director George Sidney’s version of the popular Kern-Hammerstein stage musical is well worth seeing – the showboat party is brought to you in all its Technicolor glory. Some critics saw reason to dislike it because of that, but that’s not fair. The tragic story of the showboat captain’s … Continue reading Show Boat