Category Archive: Films

Irene Dunne Overload

I shouldn’t have done it but I watched 3 Irene Dunne films in 3 days.  I like them in the order I watched. First there was The Awful Truth (1937), a film I’ve… Continue reading

RIP Jean Simmons (1929-2010)

Here we go again.  Jean Simmons died on January 22.  She was formerly married to actor Stewart Granger. My first Simmons film was definitely The Robe.  I saw it almost every Lenten season growing up. As… Continue reading

Raul Roulien, Brazilian in old Hollywood

Raul Roulien is a rather obscure name.  I wonder if he enjoyed feijoada. He had a short sejour in 1930s Hollywood but maybe you’ve seen some of his films. He’s most famous for… Continue reading