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  • The Long, Long Trailer
  • Casablanca
  • Gidget
  • Meet Me in St. Louis

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  • Desire Me

    ★★★½

  • Shield for Murder

    ★★★★

  • So Evil My Love

    ★★★★

  • Murder, My Sweet

    ★★★★★

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  • Desire Me

    Desire Me

    ★★★½

    SOURCE: TCM On Demand

    This film apparently bombed at the box office. It was advertised as another great romantic melodrama for it's Oscar-winning star, Greer Garson, who was enjoying a very successful period in her career. However, there were numerous production issues, including co-star Robert Montgomery dropping out after filming started, causing him to be replaced by Richard Hart. Then there were a turnstile of directors working on this project including Victor Fleming and George Cukor. Both men left the…

  • Shield for Murder

    Shield for Murder

    ★★★★

    SOURCE: Movie Rental from Movie Madness, Portland, OR

    Not going to lie, the reason that I rented this film was purely for the tag line on the box, "Dame hungry killer cop goes berserk." After watching the film, most of the tag line panned out, except that the cop wasn't exactly "dame hungry." He was in love with a single dame, and his love for her motivated his actions in the film. He also kissed another woman in a bar,…

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  • The Long, Long Trailer

    The Long, Long Trailer

    ★★★★★

    SOURCE: TCM

    I cannot believe that I haven't reviewed this film before. This is hands-down my favorite film of all time. I have seen it at least a hundred times, no exaggeration. I love this movie. I wore out two VHS back in the day and am on my second DVD. This film became one of my family's traditional camping films. I can recite the dialogue, some of which has become inside jokes with my family.

    Lucille Ball and Desi…

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man

    ★★★★½

    SOURCE: TCM

    This is one of the "big" 1960s musicals and I hadn't seen it before. Though, I'd seen a lot of parodies of it. When Robert Preston's character goes into his spiel about band instruments and marching band, I was reminded of the Monorail episode of "The Simpsons." Later, when Buddy "Scuttle the seagull" Hackett sings "Shipoopi," I was reminded of "Family Guy." I'm still not sure how I'd feel being referred to as a "shipoopi" if I were…