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3 things about Lloyd Bacon’s MARKED WOMAN

Marked Woman [1937] 1. “Well, how do you want it, honey? Soft and smooth, or loud and hard?” 2. We don’t witness the beating, only the aftermath. 3. Arm in arm, the women disappear into the fog.

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3 things about Herman Shumlin’s WATCH ON THE RHINE

Watch on the Rhine [1943] 1. “We might also manage a visa for you. I’m sure you are homesick for shabby places and gaudy cafes and the rest of the decaying things that represent Europe to you.” “Blecher, we do … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [1962] 1. She blows the drifting feather away from her face. 2. Her face as seen through a shelf of empty bottles. 3. Cramming the chocolates into her mouth. Continuing to munch as she … Continue reading

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3 things about William Keighley’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

The Man Who Came to Dinner [1942] 1. Fake octopus. 2. “Oh, it’s snowing. Isn’t that wonderful? I’ve never felt so much like Christmas in all my life. Don’t you, Sherry?” “Shut your nasty little face!” 3. He throws his … Continue reading

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3 things about William Wyler’s THE LETTER

The Letter [1940] 1. In the beginning of the movie, to calm her nerves, they give Bette Davis a drink. It’s black as molasses, almost looks like grape juice. What drink is it supposed to be? It’s too dark for … Continue reading

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3 things about William Wyler’s THE LITTLE FOXES

The Little Foxes [1941] 1. “Go ahead, say it. Say it and see what happens.” 2. The ornate, cut-glass pitcher of elderberry wine. Birdie drinks steadily. During the single scene she has four glasses. 3. Bette Davis stares off in … Continue reading

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Dream This Morning

It’s an episode of “Night Gallery” called “A Zero For Us.” And it stars Bette Davis an an actress who is making her final film before retiring. She’s weary but polite; she wants to end her career on a high … Continue reading

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