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  • The Third Man
  • The 39 Steps
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  • Kid Galahad

  • Goldfinger

  • The Spanish Cape Mystery

  • Murder on the Campus

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  • Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad

    A great old movie, starring Edward G. Robinson, a very young Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart. Very much a boxing movie. "Kid Galahad" is the up-and-comer discovered by Robinson, but aw shucks, he just wants to make enough money at the fight game to buy himself a farm and get out. Unfortunately, he runs into romantic complications with both Robinson's brazen girlfriend and his sheltered sister back home.

    Wayne Morris, as the Kid, is good looking, but (to my mind)…

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    I watched this for Honor Blackman's performance - she left the pre-Diana Rigg Avengers to take the role.

    The song and title sequences were as good as ever; the movie as bad as ever. Blackman was ok, but I don't think the role did much for her career.

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  • A Christmas Story 2

    A Christmas Story 2

    How many people even know there WAS A Christmas Story 2? I certainly didn't. I'm not sure how I stumbled onto it (it was straight to video), but I'll watch anything. You know, it wasn't nearly as bad as you might expect - some overdone hokiness and attempts at slapstick aside. I only learned today that Jean Shepherd had done ANOTHER sequel to A Christmas Story, released in 1994 as My Summer Story (he was not associated with this film, except as original author). I wouldn't go so far as to recommend this, but I wouldn't spurn it either.

  • Sweet Love, Bitter

    Sweet Love, Bitter

    I watched this film on YouTube under it's original title, not the sensational one on the Letterboxd thumbnail - I don't know anything about that. I have not been able to find it anywhere else.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4-t4_YrTIE

    IMDB describes it as "a loose fictitious [sic] of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York." Dick Gregory was outstanding in his first acting role as Ritchie "The Eagle" Stokes, a stand-in for Parker, though I…