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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Classic Movie Goddess Of The Week - Virginia Mayo Part 3

Hi, are my picks for what I think are the essential films of Virgina Mayo to see. The films that showcase Virgina at her very best. Here we go:

THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE (1944) Co-starring with Bob Hope, Virgina makes a terrific foil. It's a shame they didn't make more films together. Mayo is a delight as Princess Margaret.

THE KID FROM BROOKLYN (1945) Virgina made 3 films with Danny Kaye and this is one of them. She plays Polly Pringle (great name) and with the movie being filmed in Technicolor, she never looked better.

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) Virgina is part of a super ensemble cast which includes Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright and Dana Andrews. She more than hold her own as Marie, the loose wife of Andrews, a returning soldier. One of Mayo's best roles ever.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1947) Another classic team up with Danny Kaye produces another fun movie and another good performance by Mayo.

WHITE HEAT (1949) Of course everyone remembers this film for the standout performance by James Cagney (I made it of the world!) But Mayo is really good too as his wayward wife Verna.


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