New York, New York (1977)

“I want to stay here and annoy you.” Synopsis: Just after World War II ends, a USO singer (Liza Minnelli) is romanced by a womanizing saxophonist (Robert De Niro) and soon they begin a slow climb to grow their careers while navigating a rocky marriage. Genres: Liza Minnelli Films Marital Problems Martin Scorsese Films Musicals […]

Ghostbusters (1984)

“We came, we saw — we kicked its ass!” Synopsis: A team of paranormal scientists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis) hire a secretary (Annie Potts) and open a business to help rid New York City of its ghosts. But when a beautiful client (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) appear to […]

Golden Boy (1939)

“Money’s the answer — I can get it fighting, no other way.” Synopsis: A gifted violinist (William Holden) disappoints his father (Lee J. Cobb) when he pursues a career as a prizefighter in order to earn money for the family. While an ambitious manager (Adolphe Menjou) and his loyal girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck) — who Holden […]

Meatballs (1979)

“It just doesn’t matter! It just doesn’t matter!” Synopsis: A wacky counselor (Bill Murray) inspires his motley crew of misfit summer campers to stay positive during their annual Olympiad competition with a rival camp, while romancing a fellow counselor (Kate Lynch) and providing one-on-one mentoring to an insecure young boy (Chris Makepeace). Genres: Bill Murray […]

Gone With the Wind (1939)

“Land’s the only thing in the world that matters — the only thing worth working for, fighting for, dying for!” Synopsis: On the eve of the Civil War, a self-absorbed southern belle (Scarlett O’Hara) in love with her neighbor, Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), is devastated to learn he’s engaged to another woman, the kind-hearted and […]

Ten Commandments, The (1956)

“Have the days of darkness made you see the light, Ramses? Will you free my people?” Synopsis: When the Pharaoh of Egypt (Cedric Hardwicke) decrees that all newborn Hebrew males shall be slain, a distraught mother (Nina Foch) places her infant in a basket on the Nile River, where he’s found and adopted by Hardwicke’s […]

Blood Simple (1984)

“Never point a gun at anyone, unless you mean to shoot him. And if you shoot him, you better make sure he’s dead.” Synopsis: A controlling bar owner (Dan Hedaya) hires a sadistic private investigator (M. Emmet Walsh) to kill both his wife (Frances McDormand) and the bartender (John Getz) she’s been having an affair […]

China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

Hello, CMBA members! I’m happy to be participating in the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Fall “Outlaws” blogathon. If you’re new to my site, please click here to read more. Welcome! “I am a gunfighter; you are a woman between husbands.” Synopsis: A gunslinger (Fabio Testi) is rescued from hanging by agreeing to kill a man […]

Outlaw, The (1943)

“Ever since you met him, you’ve treated me like a dog!” Synopsis: Doc Holliday (Walter Huston) befriends Billy the Kid (Jack Beutel) while alienating his buddy Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell). Huston and Beutel spar over not only Huston’s horse, but his mistress (Jane Russell), who initially hates Beutel for killing her brother yet soon falls […]

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

“He’s young and he loves life, but he may die — any day, any hour.” Synopsis: A British mother (Greer Garson) copes with the stress of her husband (Walter Pidgeon) helping with local war efforts, and her oldest son (Richard Ney) becoming an RAF pilot while romancing the granddaughter (Teresa Wright) of local nobility (Dame […]