Classic Movie Friday!

GARY COOPER and Jean Arthur in "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936)

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

Gary Cooper   Jean Arthur

What a sweet movie! Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) lives in a small town, plays the tuba and writes poetry. One day three men come to his home town and inform him, his uncle passed away and left his fortune to Longfellow! Longfellow now has $20 million dollars! He doesn’t want the money. He doesn’t need it, but he agrees to go to New York with the three men. When he arrives in New York, he’s surrounded by people with nefarious purposes thinking they can swindle him out of his money because he’s an idiot. He meets Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) not realizing she is a newspaper reporter, he becomes involved romantically with her. She’s using him to get sensational stories about him. It gets worse but everything comes together in the end. This is a Frank Capra film and there’s a lesson in this story.

Enjoy!

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Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! Oh my word! We have hummingbirds in our backyard! This is the first year we’ve seen them. Hummingbirds are my favorite! I’m so excited!  🙂  We have a big picture window in the back of our house and we’re watching them with binoculars. They’re not that far away, however, we don’t want to scare them, so, the binoculars. They can really fly fast. We wait until they land or hoover in mid-air before we can really get a good look at them. We looked up hummingbirds on-line and we think our friendly guests are the ruby-throated hummingbird. We purchased two hummingbird feeders and filled them with tasty liquid. Our new friends are drinking up the liquid!  🙂  They’re living in a flowering bush in our backyard. So fun!

Your favorites at the cottage in May ~

May 1st ~ Giveaway! Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay

May 8th ~ I’ll Be Brief!

May 17th ~ Classic Movie Friday! Ten Comedies or Light Hearted Films.

My favorite books in May ~

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Kitty Hawk and The Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading 

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Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

Favorite Word ~

crepuscular

Much love ~

Kathy

 

Book Giveaway!!! :)

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Hello Peoples! Oh my word! The gown she’s wearing on the cover of this book is gorgeous!  🙂  Berkley Prime Crime is giving away one copy of Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley. If you are interested in winning this book, just leave a comment below informing me you want to be entered in the drawing. The winner will be announced, along with my review of the book, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

The drawing is for U.S.A. residents only. You must have a valid U.S.A. address to win! Don’t be shy!  🙂

Much love ~

Kathy

Giveaway!!!

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Hello Peoples! My mystery friends at Berkley Prime Crime are giving away one copy of Murder, She Wrote Murder In Red by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land. I’m enjoying this series, it’s become one of my favorites!  🙂

If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this mystery, just leave a comment below, informing me, you would like to be entered. I will then enter your name in the drawing. The winner will be announced on this blog, along with my review, Monday, June 3, 2019.

This drawing is for U.S.A. residents only. You must have a valid U.S.A. address to win. Don’t be shy.  🙂

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

Classic Movie Friday!

Walter Brennan, Loretta Young, and Richard Greene in "Kentucky" (1938) Walter Brennan - Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1938

Kentucky (1938)

Loretta Young   Richard Greene   Walter Brennan

I watched this film because I read on the internet somewhere that Walter Brennan won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in his role in this movie. I was very curious. He also won Best Supporting Actor in his role in The Westerner (1940) and Come And Get It (1936). Apparently he is one of three actors who have won three Academy Awards! How about that!

In this film, two families, the Dillons and the Goodwins, refuse to have any dealings with one another because of an unfortunate incident that happened at the beginning of the Civil War. Now seventy years later, these two families are still not speaking to one another. Both families raise Thoroughbreds and are involved in horse racing in Kentucky. Jack Dillon (Richard Greene) wants to train horses, but his dad wants him in the banking business. Jack agrees to try banking, however, Jack and his father have a disagreement and Jack leaves banking and his home and begins to train horses. The first horse he trains belongs to Sally Goodwin (Loretta Young) and her crusty but lovable uncle, Peter Goodwin (Walter Brennan). Sally doesn’t know she has hired a Dillon to train her horse. Jack and Sally fall in love, but there are obstacles along the way, one being, he needs to tell her he’s a Dillon.

Loretta Young is so feminine and lovely in this film. Her and her uncle really know horses! Walter Brennan does a great job as Uncle Peter. He yells frequently but he’s so loveable! If he says, a horse will win the race, a horse WILL win the race. And! Richard Greene is a great trainer and so much in love with our lovely leading lady. He struggles because he’s a Dillon and she’s a Goodwin.

Have a great weekend!  🙂  

 

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

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Kitty Hawk is incredible! And! She’s intrepid. Love her! She’s part Nancy Drew and part Indiana Jones minus the smooching. *haha* She’s flies a De Havilland Beaver and decides to soar to Alaska and study humpback whales. After receiving funding for the trip, she takes to the skies. And Wowzer! What an adventure!!! Oh yes! She studies and becomes friends with whales. She meets interesting people. And finds herself involved in a mystery that includes cursed gold, and thieves!!! She hikes through the Alaskan wilderness and has the experience of a lifetime. This book is educational, fun, funny, adventurous and entertaining. Loved it. 5 ***** intrepid stars!

 

Classic Movie Friday! :)

Good morning Peoples! I thought I would try something different for Classic Movie Friday. Below is a list of ten comedies or light-hearted films that are my favorites. This list was very difficult to create and, as I watch MANY classic films, the list can change week to week. I’d like to hear your thoughts, so, please leave comments below. I’d also like to hear what your favorite classic comedy films are. These are in no particular order.  🙂

Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall): "You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap. All right so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear." // Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable): "You mean marry him?" // Schatze Page: "If you don't marry him, you haven't caught him, he's caught you." -- from How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) directed by Jean Negulesco

How to Marry A Millionaire (1953)

Marilyn Monroe   Betty Grable   Lauren Bacall

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Desk Set (1957)

Spencer Tracy   Katherine Hepburn

Ann Sheridan and Cary Grant in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

I Was A Male War Bride (1949)

Cary Grant   Ann Sheridan

Groucho Reviews: Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat (1959)

Cary Grant   Tony Curtis   Joan O’Brien   Dina Merrill

Barefoot In the Park (1967)

Robert Redford   Jane Fonda

Carole Lombard & William Powell in My Man Godfrey...one of my favorite movies of all time!!!!

My Man Godfrey (1936)

William Powell   Carole Lombard

The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

William Powell   Annabella

Movie Monday: Designing Woman (1957)

Designing Woman (1956)

Gregory Peck   Lauren Bacall

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Cary Grant   Katherine Hepburn

Life With Father (1947)

William Powell   Irene Dunne

Enjoy!