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  • The Man with a Cloak

    The Man with a Cloak

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    Mysterious things happen in the New York home of an aged and ill Frenchman played by Louis Calhern. Leslie Caron arrives from Paris as the fiancรฉ of his grandson and finds Barbara Stanwyck as mistress of the house. Leslie suspects foul deeds are afoot and calls on a very charming drunken poet portrayed by Joseph Cotten to help her unravel the truth.

    There are odd touches of romance with Joseph Cotten and both women. Stanwyck sings are one point (herโ€ฆ

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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    I was visiting my mum. She was flabbergasted I'd never seen a Basil Rathbone Sherlock film.

    I didn't pay a lot of attention, but it seemed quality and Basil was excellent. So maybe I'll watch some of the other ones.

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  • That Thing You Do!

    That Thing You Do!

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    This is one of those films that isn't exactly critically acclaimed, but it's perfect and charming and I WILL FIGHT ANYONE WHO SPEAKS DISPARAGINGLY OF IT.

    The sets and costumes genuinely look and feel like the 1960s, and the script has boatloads of fun pop culture references for those familiar with the era. Tom Hanks lovingly shot That Thing You Do! through a haze of nostalgia for the 60's simpler world. He also wrote the script and acted in theโ€ฆ

  • Nancy Drew

    Nancy Drew

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    "I'm Barbara Barbara of Barbara Barbara Realty"

    A chap I know has this quote as his Twitter bio and I feel like I understand him better now and we should be best friends.

    Honestly, this was pretty cute and the mash up of 2000s fab and 1950s influence is oddly soothing.