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The Tale of Two Godfreys
It is completely understandable why Universal Studios had faith in the remake of My Man Godfrey. The original film was charming, funny – and more importantly – it was popular at the box office. It seemed like a win-win. So why did the remake miss the mark?

Street Scene
If you have ever looked out of the window of a vehicle as it cruises through an unknown part of town and wondered about the lives of the people who live there, you’ve experienced the street scene.

Art Reflects Life in Dodsworth
Like many couples who have been in a relationship for over 20 years and have amassed enough money to retire, the Dodsworths have arrived at an unforeseen, yet not uncommon, crossroad.

The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall
Although Kay Kendall’s life was cut short, she always approached it with undaunted exuberance. Beautiful and funny, she was often compared to Carole Lombard.

The Vicious Circle
An ordinary man – who in this case happens to be an unassuming Harley Street doctor – becomes Scotland Yard’s chief suspect in a murder. All because he consented to do a simple favor for a friend.

Mood Boosters from Classic Musicals
With attention spans waning and the craving for entertainment growing, more people are turning to digital media such as YouTube for quick-fixes to wash away the cares of the day. If you are feeling down-and-out and need a boost, these musical numbers from the 1950’s are just a google away.

Ida Lupino Beyond the Camera
For those who love stories about breaking the Hollywood glass ceiling, look no further than the career of Ida Lupino.

The Magnificent Ambersons
Silhouettes, shadows, and creative camera angles play their own role in the telling of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize winning tale of the wealthy Midwestern family known as the Ambersons.

The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game doesn’t waste time; from the moment the opening titles roll, the upbeat score sets the tone for a fun-filled musical ride through the Sleeptite Pajama Factory.

Gregory LaCava Reinvents Stage Door
Gregory La Cava’s film interpretation of the play Stage Door provided laughter and hope while also showing the pitfalls of the entertainment business.

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