Two For The Seesaw (1962)

Robert Mitchum and Shirley Maclaine star in this wonderful but emotionally heart-breaking romantic comedy.

Mitchum plays lawyer “Jerry Ryan” from Nebraska who arrives in New York after the break up of his marriage. At a party he meets the lovely independent, care-free and fun “Gittel Mosca” a dance teacher played by Maclaine.

After getting to know each other very quickly and learning about their very different personalities and lifestyles they fall in love and begin an affair.

But of course not all relationships run smoothly and they encounter plenty of up’s and down’s along the way.

I was very surprised at how the film ended but it was great and I really loved watching it.

I loved the emotional rollercoaster of their relationship from being in love, having a laugh together to arguing and not trusting one another.

Has anyone else seen it

Nina

Man’s Favourite Sport (1964)

Brought this yesterday on dvd and watched it last night.

Directed by Howard Hawks it stars Rock Hudson and Paula Prentis in this light-hearted fun romantic comedy with plenty of laughs.

Based around a Fishing Tournament Hudson plays Angling expert “Roger Willoughby” who is asked to participate in the tournament by “Abigail Page” a press agent played by Prentis.

But there is one problem Roger has never been fishing in his life so it’s up to Abigail to teach him.

There is a scene with Roger and Abigail’s friend that is taken from Howard Hawks screwball comedy “Bringing Up Baby” when “Susan rips the back of her dress and “David” has to walk behind her to cover her.

Has anyone else seen it?

Anastasia (1956)

I thought that it was a really great film. A very tense, dramatic and mysterious drama based on the story of “Anastasia” the Russian Grand Duchess played by the very talented Ingrid Bergman. Yul Brynner plays courtier “Bounine” staff member of the Royal Family.

Anastasia and her family were imprisoned and killed but there were rumours that she was still alive and had escaped. 10 years on she still had not be found even though there were many women who claimed that they were her. Bounine was the one who for the last 10 years had been looking for her or someone who resembled her as he was after 10 million pounds and needed her to get it.

Then they found a very vulunerable, troubled, sick and lonely homeless young woman by the name of Anna Anderson who greatly resembled Anastasia. Bounine asked her questions about her life to try to find out if she was Anastasia but she can’t remember much and doesn’t believe that she is her. Convinced that she maybe is Anastasia or looks closely like her Bounine gets Anna to become her. He teaches her about her life, family, personality, mannerism and interests and hopes that this will persuade her Grandmother the Empress that she is in fact her Grandaugher.

Ingrid Bergman was great and the way she played the part with all those different emotions and feelings her character had was just superb.

It was difficult to tell if Anna was Anastasia because you didn’t know if she mad but started to believed what Bounine was telling her or if she just blocked out the killing and torture of her family and truly had forgotten who she was.

Cover Girl (1944)

This is a very enjoyable and good romantic, comedy musical starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth.

Rita Hayworth plays Rusty Parker a dancer in a club who auditions as the new “Cover Girl” and wins the competition. She attracts publicity to the club and meets new people who can enhance her job prospects and make her rich and famous.

Gene Kelly plays the owner of the Club and Rusty’s boyfriend who does not want her to leave the dance group but does not try to stop her when she does.

It also has a very good supporting cast especially Phil Silvers who is very funny and some great song and dance routines

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like it Hot is one of the funniest films and greatest comedies ever made. A Billy Wilder Production that is shot in black and white with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the three lead roles with an excellent supporting cast of George Raft, Pat O’Brien and Joe E. Brown.

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two Musicians named Joe and Jerry from Chicago who witness a shooting involving a mob boss played by George Raft. They decide to go on the run and disguise themselves as two female members named Josephine and Daphne of an all girl jazz band who are headed to a hotel in Florida. Marilyn Monroe plays Sugar a member of the Jazz Band who falls for Joe/Josephine’s other alter ego. Joe E. Brown plays Osgood Fielding III, an older and very rich playboy who takes a liking to Jerry/Daphne and says one of the best movie quotes ever written at the end of the film.

A great laugh for all the family to enjoy, action packed, funny and entertaining you don’t want to miss it.