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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Classic Movie Goddess Of The Month - Ann Sheridan Part 3

Time for the part of classic movie goddess called The Essentials. These are the films that showcase the best work of the actress in question. These are the films that you need to see to show you the talents of the goddess of the month. This month being Ann Sheridan. So here we go...

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1941) Ann co-stars with Bette Davis and Monty Woolley in this classic comedy. She is sensational as Broadway star Lorraine Sheldon who gets several juicy scenes and ends up outshining Bette. This was one of the first comedy roles Sheridan took on after playing in several gangster flicks and dramas. She showed that she had a natural flair for comedy.

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) Classic film noir with heavyweights Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, and Ida Lupino. But it's Sheridan who steals the show as wise-cracking waitress Cassie. She is one woman who you can't fool for even a minute.

I  WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949) Teaming up with Cary Grant for this frantic comedy that lets Sheridan have some fun once again. She plays Catherine Gates, an American officer who marries Grant's French officer with many complications to follow. Good stuff.

NORA PRENTISS (1947) This is Ann's Gilda. She is terrific as Nora, the nightclub singer who falls for a married man. Potent and a strong performance by Sheridan.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE (1942) Another solid comedy with Ann playing wife to Jack Benny. And she more than holds her own with the wisecrack master.

KINGS ROW (1942) Loaded with several taboo subjects such as homosexuality, incest, and nymphomania with an all star cast featuring Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains, Charles Coburn, Judith Anderson and of course Ann. Ann gives one of her best performances as the feisty Randy, a good-hearted girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

So there you have, six of Ann's very best roles. I could have named a few more but I believe these films are required viewing if you are eager to watch some of Ann's best work. Other choices include Edge Of Darkness (1943), Dodge City (1939), and Torrid Zone (1940).

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