In Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair, lawyer Michael Denison investigates when his client (Dulcie Gray, Denison's wife in real life) is accused of the kidnapping of a teenager. Kenneth More costars.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
|Georges Simenon, |
10 May 1965.
Anefo, Dutch Nat Archives
Entries to date:
- On A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories
- On Maigret Defends Himself
- On Maigret Enjoys Himself
- On Maigret and the Dead Girl
- On Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse
- On Maigret and the Ghost
- On Maigret and the Headless Corpse
- On Maigret and the Minister
- On Maigret and the Nahour Case
- On Maigret and the Old People
- On Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses
- On Maigret and the Saturday Caller
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
posted from my appearance on the World War I Centennial News podcast, talking about some of the roles of the US women in the war. I’m on at about minute 37.15. There’s also information on an interesting documentary on the Hello Girls (the US switchboard operators who served in France) that will be part of several film festivals. As I am from New Jersey, I was happy to mention Flemington’s own Marjorie Hulsizer Copher (a decorated dietitian).
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
In this comedic film based on a story by Vera Caspary (with Caspary also a screenwriter on the film), the mild-mannered and married George Brent becomes the victim of a blackmail plot when he becomes entangled with another woman (Ann Dvorak), whom he believes has died in his apartment, with his wife (Carole Landis) due back at any moment.
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
In 1981, Christopher Plummer took on the Ray Milland role, and Angie Dickinson the Grace Kelly role, in a TV movie of Frederick Knott's Dial M for Murder. Inspector Hubbard is played by Anthony Quayle and the would-be killer by Ron Moody.
Monday, March 04, 2019
Vienna's Vintage Hollywood there is an interesting discussion of Dark Passage (1947), the Bogart-Bacall film adapted from the David Goodis novel in which prison escapee Bogart seeks to prove he did not kill his wife. In the blog post, there also is a photo of Goodis with the stars.