Friday, March 13, 2015

My Film Pick



This ...is fun:) I joined a group where a film is picked on the 2nd Friday of each month, and one must watch it and give our review after. This month we each get to pick the film and another, from the group, has to watch the film. This was started by MOCK and The Armchair Squid and I saw this on Cherdo, By the Flipside's blog. This is a blog hop so I hope some can join in on the fun:)

I had a hard time in choosing which film to pick as I love so many. I love musicals and thought of picking one but my mind kept going back to this film by the great Alfred Hitchcock.  I am not going to give too much away because, if anyone has not seen this film, then you must see it!

Stewart Granger plays the hero who is engaged to the beautiful Ruth Roman (she was on the Andrea Doria) but he has a slight problem....He is still married to his skanky wife played by the future Mrs. Tate from Bewitched. Robert Walker plays a man Stewart Granger meets on the train, and he does a superb performance! He should have won an Oscar for this role. No one knows who he is nowadays but back then, Robert Walker was known as the kindly boy next door. He was a role model of sweet, good-natured innocence- remember this when you watch the film.

I won't get into the moments of this film because I would give key parts away so you must watch it and then I will talk about it at a later date. Oh and Marion Lorne, the sweet Aunt Clara from Bewitched, gives a great nutty performance in this film as well.

Hope you enjoy!

38 comments:

  1. A fine choice! I love Hitchcock and this one contains so many of his classic elements. I am also a tennis fan and unlike, say, baseball, there aren't a lot of movies to claim on behalf of tennis. But Strangers on a Train always makes the list.

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    1. You're right! A rare film involving tennis and one of the tennis scenes involves on of my favourite scenes

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  2. I've never seen this one--although wasn't "Throw Momma from the Train" based on it? I should have seen this one INSTEAD of seeing that!

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    1. Yup Momma From The Train does come from this film. You must see this film as it is one of the greats!

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  3. What a cute blog hop theme!! I have not seen this movie! Sounds interesting though!

    betty

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    1. Get your DVD ready:) This is a classic and everyone should see this film!

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  4. Oh this sounds like a PERFECT blog hop for movie critic you! :D And Hitchcock is the very best!!

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  5. A great movie indeed, has been ripped off so many times, mostly in tv shows.

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    1. You got that right. many people say "Criss-Cross" and don't even know it comes from this film

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  6. I know this film! Great choice and an ingenious idea.

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    1. It is a fun blog hop and fun to join

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  7. This movie is iconic. I think its evergreen appeal may have something to do with the plethora of people who think about killing their spouses. Heh heh. ;)

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  8. I've seen this and yes is is FAB! Great choice and what a marvellous idea to have a movie hop!
    hugs, Asha

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    1. I thought you might have seen this film. It is a great one

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  9. I have never seen this film but it is on the list.
    Now I will have to give it a whirl.
    Great choice !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Oh yes...it is a must see and I had to be so good and not give any parts away

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  10. Nice review. I'm glad you liked this film. It's one of my favorites. I'm still a bit bothered by the spoof/remake "Throw Mama from the Train",but I guess that's my fault for watching it. What can I say, I was young.

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    1. I have not seen Throw Momma From The Train since it came out and that old lady still gets to me! Ick!! It is one of my favs. I wish I could write on your blog but I have no idea how to do it on your site

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  11. Stewart Granger...what's not to like? I'm so glad you joined the blog hop, Birgit! Nice choice.

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    1. He is a dreamy guy and glad you like the choice

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  12. I don't know if I've ever sat down to watch this one, but I do know all about it. Must remember to get through all of Hitchcock's films (although maybe not Family Plot).

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    1. I have seen most of his films and this one is in my top 5!

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  13. I've seen parts of this movie and the parts I've seen are very intense. I had a crush on Robert Walker when I was a kid watching his old movies. My favorite was the one with the statue that came alive.

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    1. You are thinking of the film "One Touch of Venus" with Ava Gardner. You should see the whole film and yes it is intense but brilliant

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  14. Alfred Hitchcock really is the master of suspense. I can see myself watching this movie and biting my nails. Thanks Birgit

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    1. Oh yes you will especially the climax of the film with the carousel. I hope you see it

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  15. I've heard so much about this movie, yet I still haven't seen it. I have seen Throw Momma From The Train, and other spoofs, but nothing compares with the original Hitchcock classic. Farley Grainger appeared on One Life To Live, or one of the other ABC soaps in the 70's, and I remember my mom telling me how great he was in the
    movie. It's worth seeing for the Bewitched characters alone

    Julie

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    1. Oh you must see it and I hope you have a chance to as I would like to hear what you think. It is a great film

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  16. Hitchcock is one of those filmmakers I got a headstart on when I was young, but have never gotten around to further exploring. Last one I caught was in college (North by Northwest).

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    1. Hitchcock is the master! North By Northwest is great as well. I hope you have a chance to see this film

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  17. A month of Hitchcock is VERY appealing! Great review!

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    1. Glad you like the review and one can't go wrong with Hitchcock

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  18. I love this film! Saw it for the first time last year I think it was. The editing of this film was so well done and that ending is one of my favorites.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It is great and I have so many favourite scenes-When Bruno meets Granger's wife (the glasses shot is superb. Bruno with the little boy and the balloon. Bruno in the tennis audience and that last scene with the carousel is amazing. You know that old man really did crawl under that fast moving carousel.

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