All Twisted Up Inside:  Arthur Kennedy and Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1958)

All Twisted Up Inside: Arthur Kennedy and Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1958)

This is about Kennedy’s performance in Some Came Running (1958), directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kennedy scored his fourth Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of Frank Hirsh, the embodiment of small-town small-mindedness and hypocrisy.  I am...
Love Letters: Dear Thomas Mitchell

Love Letters: Dear Thomas Mitchell

“I didn’t know I was that good” ?what you said upon accepting your Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Stagecoach (1939) Dear Tom, or Dear Kid Dabb (Only Angels Have Wings, 1939) …Diz Moore (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939) …Doc Boone...
In Their Own Words: Joseph Cotten on Tallulah, The Third Man, Citizen Kane, and his friendship with Orson Welles

In Their Own Words: Joseph Cotten on Tallulah, The Third Man, Citizen Kane, and his friendship with Orson Welles

Cotten as Holly Martins in?The Third Man?(1949) Joseph Cotten, who was born May 15, 1905, appeared in some of the best films of the 1940s, including?Citizen Kane,?The Magnificent Ambersons,?Shadow of a Doubt,?Gaslight,?Portrait of Jennie,?Lydia, and?The Third Man. In...
Day 6: Order in the Court! The Classic Courtroom Movie Blogathon concludes (in extra innings)?

Day 6: Order in the Court! The Classic Courtroom Movie Blogathon concludes (in extra innings)?

Oyez, oyez! Welcome to Day 6, the final day of our courtroom extravaganza! In the first five?days we saw, among others, posts on Hitchcock worth knowing better (The Paradine Case), lynching (Fritz Lang?s?Fury), Louise Brooks?s Lulu in?Pandora?s Box,?Kramer vs. Kramer,...