I love the packaging of this set (except for the fact that there's a picture of Carole and Clark Gable on the back and on the menu for Hands Across the Table when it's supposed to be Fred MacMurray).
This month I finally pulled out my Carole Lombard Glamour Collection dvd set and watched the four films on it that I hadn't yet seen. I've had it for over two years but kept putting off watching any of the films because I felt that if I did I would have to write a blog post on it. Believe me, I put off watching movies I really want to see for this reason all the time. But I was in the mood for some Carole so I just went ahead and watched it.
I also caught quite a bit of Clark Gable, who is TCM's Star of the Month, as well as his frequent co-star Joan Crawford. I definitely got a little misty eyed watching the documentary Clark Gable: Tall, Dark, and Handsome.
Another thing I accomplished was to finally watch the entire Back to the Future trilogy. Before this month I had only seen the end of the first one and the entire third one (three times). I am now working my way through the hours of special features included on the 40th anniversary Blu-ray set.
- Laughing Sinners (1931) - Clark Gable & Joan Crawford
- Possessed (1931) - Clark Gable & Joan Crawford
- Chained (1934) - Clark Gable & Joan Crawford
- We're Not Dressing (1934) - Carole Lombard & Bing Crosby, George Burns & Gracie Allen
- Hands Across the Table (1935) - Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy
- After Office Hours (1935) - Clark Gable & Constance Bennett, Billie Burke
- The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) - Bette Davis & Ian Hunter
- The Golden Arrow (1936) - Bette Davis & George Brent
- The Princess Comes Across (1936) - Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray, William Frawley
- Love Before Breakfast (1936) - Carole Lombard, Cesar Romero
- And So They Were Married (1936) - Melvyn Douglas & Mary Astor
- Cain and Mabel (1936) - Clark Gable & Marion Davies (my first of her films)
- Varsity Show (1937) - Dick Powell, Priscilla & Rosemary Lane
- Lucky Night (1939) - Myrna Loy & Robert Taylor
- Strange Cargo (1940) - Clark Gable & Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre
- Happy Land (1943) - Don Ameche, Harry Carey, Frances Dee
- Adventure (1945) - Clark Gable & Greer Garson, Thomas Mitchell, Joan Blondell
- Miranda (1948) - Glynis Johns, Margaret Rutherford
- Pinky (1949) - Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters, Ethel Barrymore
- Above and Beyond (1952) - Robert Taylor & Eleanor Parker
- Mad About Men (1954) - Glynis Johns, Margaret Rutherford
- *Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - Burt Reynolds & Sally Fields, Jackie Gleason (in theaters!!)
- Back to the Future (1985) - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) - Rick Moranis
- Back to the Future Part II (1989) - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
- *Back to the Future Part III (1990) - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
- *Sleepless in Seattle (1993) - Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell
- Ransom (1996) - Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise
- Just My Luck (2006) - Lindsey Lohan & Chris Pine
- *This Means War (2012) - Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy
- Hell or High Water (2016) - Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
Favorite Film of the month: I watched a lot of great films this month but I have to say seeing Smokey and the Bandit on the big screen was a blast. I also really enjoyed Hands Across the Table.
Least favorite film: Although I love Carole Lombard, I'm going to have to say Love Before Breakfast. The Carole I know would not have put up with Preston Foster, whose character in the movie is a huge jerk. I'm pretty sure I had a look of disgust on my face whenever he showed up. Carole is gorgeous though and the Pekinese he gives her is absolutely the cutest thing ever (according to Carole and Co. it was Carole's best-known pet, Pushface).