Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Last week, in "Carole Lombard" I noted some movies starring Carole Lombard that were on the boxed DVD set. What the collection really does is make the argument that she was one of the best comic actors of the 20th century.
"True Confessions" stars Lombard and Fred MacMurray and Carole's amazing in it. She's so hilarious. The two team up for "Hands Across The Table" which is also a rich film but I think "True Confessions" is funnier. "We're Not Dressing" is also hilarious.
I would call all three films classics.
In addition to those three, I also watched the classic "To Be Or Not To Be" (with Jack Benny), "20th Century" (with John Barrymore), "Nothing Sacred" (with Frederic March) and "My Man Godfrey" (with William Powell).
All four are classics. I believe recognized classics.
To those four I would add the three above.
Who makes seven classic films?
Watching them, I quickly saw why Carole Lombard was called the "Queen of the Screwball Comedies."
"Love Before Breakfast" and "The Princess Comes Across" are minor films but they have their moments.
I really knew nothing about her a month ago but now she's one of my favorites and that's what I love about old movies, there's always some wonderful treasure if you're willing to look.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"