Thursday, June 7, 2012

A couple of oldies but goodies

I've never read the novel The Three Musketeers, but I've seen several versions of the movie. Most recently, I watched the 1948 film staring Gene Kelly, Lana Turner, June Allyson, and Van Heflin. It's a fun movie with a lot of energetic fight scenes. But, it's clearly a movie from a different era, and I'd be interested to see what today's teenagers think of it. It did have an odd mix of physical comedy and tragedy. Still, it was worth watching.

I also watched Bringing Up Baby, staring Katharine Hepburn as a "screwball" heiress and Cary Grant as a paleontologist. Grant's character, David, is trying to get a million-dollar donation for his museum. He is pursued by Hepburn's crazy character, Susan, and her pet leopard, Baby. I found the beginning of the movie hard to watch because Hepburn's character is crazy. But I consider that a testament to what a good job she did playing the role, because the viewer knows exactly how exasperated David feels. The movies was well written and very well acted and a fun way to spend an evening.


  1. Bringing up Baby is a favorite! I love the sort-of remake of it "What's Up Doc?" starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. But Cary Grant is the best.

    We'll have to check out The Three Musketeers. We like Gene Kelley, and the kids are always willing to watch stuff that seems like a classic. Who knows why...but I love that fact. I hope it's on Netflix!