Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

“Bop Girl Goes Calypso” is the story of a young rock ‘n’ roll singer who discovers that science has proven rock and bop is on its way out, and is soon to be replaced by calypso as the new hot song craze. Thus, the bop girl goes … yeah, okay, …

Mandalay (1934)

Welcome to September! It’s Kay Francis month on Turner Classic Movies, something which regular readers will know I’ve been pee-my-pants excited about for quite some time. The festivities kick off this evening at 8:00 PM Eastern with “Raffles” (1930), a hard to find film which has never before shown on …

The Oscar (1966) – The Movies About Movies Blogathon

Today’s entry is my contribution to goatdogblog‘s Movies About Movies Blogathon. Thanks to Operator_99 of Allure for pointing me to the Blogathon, the first one I’ve participated in. Very exciting! I highly recommend visiting goatdogblog’s Blogathon entry and reading the terrific blogs that participated – just click on the picture …

Hollywood Hotel (1937)

Once again, I remind everyone that my entries contain spoilers! TCM will be airing “Hollywood Hotel” on July 2nd at 8:00 PM Eastern, and the film is also included in a new Busby Berkeley box set due out September 19th. Don’t read any further if you don’t want to be …

Jewel Robbery (1932)

“Jewel Robbery” is a delightful pre-code romance set in Vienna. Starring Kay Francis and William Powell, this film is shamefully unavailable in any format. However, TCM will be showing “Jewel Robbery” on September 4 at 8:15 PM Central. Actually, the entire month is Kay Francis month — the last time …

No More Ladies (1935)

If you’re looking for a film where both fashion designer Adrian and set decorator Cedric Gibbons have gone off their collective chums, “No More Ladies” is for you. This was during Joan Crawford’s fashion plate period, where every film showcased a glamorous new look or two. Or three. Maybe four. …

The Maltese Bippy (1969)

This post not only contains spoilers, but due to the subject matter of the film, may contain items you don’t want to read at work, at school, around kids, or for any reason at all, actually. You have been warned. “The Maltese Bippy” is a stupid film. It is offensive, …

Sh! The Octopus (1937)

Like most of my film entries, this post on “Sh! The Octopus” contains spoilers. Since this film has a twist ending, you may not want to read on unless you’ve already seen the film For the entire 54-minute run of this film, I kept asking myself, “Self, just why did …

Three Wise Girls (1932)

For anyone interested in using these posts in research, please read the note at the bottom of the page. Thank you. This post originally appeared at https://www.shebloggedbynight.com/2008/03/three-wise-girls-1932.html and a copy can still be found at the Internet Archive here. *** Note: The old screencaps from the terrible copy of this …

Out of the Past (1947)

“The night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.” Jorge Luis Borge, Labyrinths   “Unlike many of the frivolous noir semi-goddesses, Greer’s sexiness was derived from sheer cunning. She did not rely on the parodistic flirtations so common to the counterfeits of the genre — …