LESLIE HOWARD IS BACK

On Sunday August 2 at 8:45 AM (Eastern Time), Turner Classic Movies is showing It’s Love I’m After, a romantic but sophisticated comedy with a theater setting.  This is an opportunity to see Leslie Howard at his peak, co-staring with Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland.  Halliwell’s guide , in an interesting quotation from the American Film Institute, notes that Howard and Davis here are “surrounded by that set of millionaires, valets and heiresses that were at one time as much of a convention in American comedy as the fops of Restoration theatre.”

Those who puzzle over the character of Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind and puzzle even more about the casting of Howard for the role can get a good look here at the popular star American women found dashing.

It’s Love I’m After          Archie Mayo          1937

NEXT REGULAR POST FRIDAYAugust 7

Until then,
See you at the movies,
Rick

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