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Archive for March, 2012

I’m taking a break from my William Powell and Myrna Loy series to review one of the most well-known classic films of all time: 1942’s Casablanca.  In honor of the movie’s 70th anniversary, select theaters across the U.S. are showing it on the big screen again for one day only on March 21 at 7 pm.  You know I’m going to be there, and you should be too. (more…)

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1937’s Double Wedding is probably the most screwball of the comedies William Powell and Myrna Loy ever made.  The dialogue is humorous, but most of the laughs garnered by the film come from sight gags and the actions of the actors, not their words.  The comical tone of this film is particularly of note because of the great turmoil Powell and Loy were experiencing in their private lives during its production. (more…)

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Next on the billing we have Double Wedding, another screwball in our duo’s long laundry list of comedies.  Loy once said of Powell, “He was so naturally witty and outrageous that I stayed somewhat detached, always a little incredulous.”  Nowhere is this more evident than in Double Wedding(more…)

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