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Entries from August 2006

Red River (1948)

August 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

In 1851, Tom Dunson (John Wayne) and his sidekick Groot (Walter Brennan) break from a wagon train moving through northern Texas when Dunson decides the state would be a good place to start his own herd. “It’s good land, good grass for beef, so I’m goin’ south where it is.” Dunson says goodbye to his […]

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Tags: Golden Age of Hollywood · Western

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

August 21st, 2006 · No Comments

A merchant ship carrying street smart chorus girl Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur) stops in Barranca, “port of call for the South American banana boats.” Bonnie moves through the nocturnal bustle of the port and meets two American flyboys, who accompany her to the saloon which offices their airborne mail carrier service, known for flying in […]

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Tags: Golden Age of Hollywood

His Girl Friday (1940)

August 16th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) – a star newspaper reporter for the Morning Post who has a smart answer for almost everything – reappears four months after her divorce from manipulative editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) to inform him that she’s marrying insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settling down to lead the normal life […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Golden Age of Hollywood