Hi there, guys and dolls! And poof, Thursday’s here. Just in time for my Raves n Faves for the weekend. This week, I’ve got some movies to add to your holiday viewing. Now we all love A Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas (yours truly is not skipping the annual viewing, complete with laughter, tears and belting out show tunes while traipsing through the house, knowing that the best things happen when I’m dancing – most likely with the cat and then tripping over the ottoman, but that could just be me…), but I just thought to mention a few other lesser known 1950’s gems for your viewing pleasure. To see the trailers for the movies, just click on the title or the poster image and just like that, you’ll be transported to the visual splendor.
All That Heaven Allows – Jayne Wyman and Rock Hudson steam up the screen as a rich heiress and her younger gardener lover. Some great dishy dialogue and gorgeous dresses for the cocktail crowd make this as much fun to watch as it is to listen to.
Bell, Book and Candle – Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak! Now we all know that’s a winning combination, then just for a good time, throw Jack Lemmon into the mix. Such a fun and delightfully bewitching tale for the holiday season (might I add that Kim Novak’s dresses are sublime in this kooky little flick?
We’re No Angels – Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov star in this jailbird comedy. Don’t you worry, before long they’re winning friends and influencing people by just being their haphazard selves. Turns out that deep down they’re not such bad guys after all.
So there you have it. A few choices to refresh your usual holiday movie fare. You never know, you might just discover a new fave yourself and have a little something to rave about, too!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more posts. And don’t forget to give my Poppy Cove Mysteries a try if you haven’t already.
Toodles, Barbara Jean