Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bevy of Beauties: Wild Party girls

The Wild Party (1929)

Original caption: Here is the gang of "Eight Whoopee Girls" chosen by Paramount to follow Clara Bow's lead in her first all-talking picture, "The Wild Party". L-R: Virginia Thomas, Marguerite Cramer, Ann Ingram, Jean Lorraine, Adrienne Dore, Alice Adair, Renee Whitney and Kay Bryant. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Night to Remember (1958)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the most famous maritime disaster in history. The most historically accurate of the many film depictions of the tragedy is undoubtedly A Night to Remember (1958). Although the special effects were largely achieved by models and have none of the CGI flash of modern efforts, they are still very impressive. The straightforward documentary style and lack of a phony romantic subplot make this the one to watch. (If phony romantic subplots are your thing, may I recommend Titanic (1953) with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck, which is a little light on historic verisimilitude but much rougher on the tear ducts)

Kenneth More

Honor Blackman

Ronald Allen

Some of the above photos courtesy of the DVD Beaver Movie Review Website