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Friday, July 22, 2016

2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney Championship Match: William Powell vs James Stewart

Alright, Alright, Alright..we have arrived at the final match in the 2nd annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. It will be 30's era winner William Powell vs 40's era winner James Stewart. This marks both actors first time in the championship match. Powell made it to the final four last time only to lose to 50's era champion William Holden. And Stewart made it to the elite 8 that same year only to lose to eventual tourney winner Cary Grant. The match begins now and will run through Friday evening!







Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Final Four in the 2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney is now set and underway

Well we started with 64 classic movie actors and now are down to the final four. An what an interesting final four it is. William Powell, who won the 30's bracket will face 50's era winner John Wayne while 40's era winner James Stewart will face 60's era winner Jack Lemmon.  William Powell is the only previous final four finalist to make it back to the big dance.  The matches will run through Friday afternoon. And I want to thank my good friend John Parker of Mythical Monkey who helped me put on this tourney.




FINAL FOUR MATCH 1










Saturday, July 9, 2016

Round 4: Era Finales

Now we get to the exciting part. 4 matches and 8 actors left for the 2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. One match per era to decide who will represent the final four. The two matches taking place here are the 40's and 60's era finales while my good friend John at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era. Here's the link to his awesome blog: mythicalmonkey
These matches will run through Friday afternoon and then the final four will begin on Saturday. 











Thursday, July 7, 2016

Round 3 (60's era semi-final matches) are now underway

Here we go with round 3 in the Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament. Two semi-final matches for the 60's era start today and will wrap up on Saturday afternoon.  Once again you click on the link below to go vote on the other eras of 30's and 50's at my good friend John's blog, Mythical Monkey:  mythicalmonkey













Sunday, July 3, 2016

Round 3 (40's era semi-final matches) are now underway

Here we go with round 3 in the Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament. Two semi-final matches for the 40's era start today and will wrap up on Wednesday afternoon. Then two semi-final matches for the 60's era will begin later on that evening. Once again you click on the link below to go vote on the other eras of 30's and 50's at my good friend John's blog, Mythical Monkey:  mythicalmonkey











Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Olivia de Havilland: my review of GOVERNMENT GIRL (1943)



Government Girl (1943) is a vastly underrated and little known Olivia movie that is fun to watch.  Olivia plays Elizabeth "Smokey" Allard, a Washington secretary who knows the ins and outs of Washington DC as war is ongoing and weapons must be made. Also the housing shortage is in full affect as Smokey does her best to find her gal pal May (played by Anne Shirley) and her beau a hotel room for their honeymoon. In the meantime auto make ED Browne (played by Sonny Tufts) arrives in time to see what he can do to help production. Of course he doesn't know how to deal with the politics of Washington so Smokey lends a hand. This is B movie but it is still fun to watch. Some say Olivia over-reacts in her performance but I think it's fun. She is ably supported by Tufts, Shirley, Agnes Moorehead, Harry Davenport and Una O'Connor. I recommend this delightful little movie for those who have never seen it.   Oh best scene is where Smokey and May get drunk to try and get some information from an unsavory character. Olivia is hysterical!



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Second set of matches for Round 2 now underway

Ok here we go with the second set of matches for round 2. You can vote for your faves in the 40's and 60's eras here while you can find the 30's and 50's eras matches being handled by my good friend John over at Mythical Monkey. Here's the link to go vote there: mythicalmonkey
These matches will run through Saturday afternoon.


40'S ERA












60'S ERA













Sunday, June 26, 2016

Round 2 of the Favorite Classic Movie Actor tourney is now underway

Well here we go with round 2. Now is when the fun really begins as the matches get tighter. These first set of matches for this round will run through Wednesday afternoon. Then later on that evening the final set of matches will begin. Once again I will handle the 40's and 60's eras while my good friend John handles the 30's and 50's eras. Click on this link to go to his blog to vote on his matches:  mythicalmonkey

40'S ERA















60'S ERA













Friday, June 17, 2016

2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney is now underway

It's been 3 years since the inaugural Favorite Classic Movie Tourney took place with Cary Grant winning the whole thing. Well here we go with a second tourney, and no Cary since he already won he is ineligible to compete from here on. So now it's wide open and anyone can win. Here are the first set of matches in the 40's and 60's era, which I will handle here and my friend John Parker of Mythical Monkey will handle the 30's and 50's eras. Here's the link to his amazing blog:  mythicalmonkey 

1940's Era Set One Matches






















1960's Era Set One Matches




























Monday, June 13, 2016

Cary Grant sends his well wishes to everyone in the upcoming actor tournament

Cary Grant, who won the inaugural Favorite Classic Movie Actor tourney back in 2013, sends well wishes to the 64 actors who will be competing in this year's tourney. Since Cary won the first one, he is ineligible to compete in future tourneys. The fun begins this Sunday, Father's Day as me and my good friend John of Mythical Monkey will be hosting this event that will run through the first week of August. I'll handle the 40's and 60's eras while John will take care of the 30's and 50's eras. 

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