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From Swordfights in Paris to Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima: Parker Evening

17 June 2013 5:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eleanor Parker today: Beautiful as ever in Scaramouche, Interrupted Melody Eleanor Parker, who turns 91 in ten days (June 26, 2013), can be seen at her most radiantly beautiful in several films Turner Classic Movies is showing this evening and tomorrow morning as part of their Star of the Month Eleanor Parker "tribute." Among them are the classic Scaramouche, the politically delicate Above and Beyond, and the biopic Interrupted Melody, which earned Parker her third and final Best Actress Academy Award nomination. (Photo: publicity shot of Eleanor Parker in Scaramouche.) The best of the lot is probably George Sidney’s balletic Scaramouche (1952), in which Eleanor Parker plays one of Stewart Granger’s love interests — the other one is Janet Leigh. A loose remake of Rex Ingram’s 1923 blockbuster, the George Sidney version features plenty of humor, romance, and adventure; vibrant colors (cinematography by Charles Rosher); an elaborately staged climactic swordfight; and tough dudes »

- Andre Soares

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Disney 53, Week 9: Fun and Fancy Free

4 March 2013 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody fortune no matter how old they are. The really good ones get through more re-editions than a Spielberg movie, and that’s saying something.

This week it’s Fun And Fancy Free

 

 

Directed by Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske and William Morgan.

1947/ 73 Minutes

 

After the grab-bag nature of Make Mine Music, Fun And Fancy Free feels a much tighter return to form for the Disney studios. Both shorts, Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk were started on almost a decade earlier.

Bongo, based on a short story by Sinclair Lewis of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1930, was originally suggested to be a prequel to Dumbo, setting it in the same circus and »

- Rob Burch

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