Thursday, February 3, 2011



Henry Fonda  1981  On Golden Pond


Henry Fonda won his first--and long overdue--Oscar for his role as the curmudgeonly patriarch of the Thayer family. He and his wife have grudgingly agreed to look after a young boy while at their summer home in Maine. Through his gradually affectionate relationship with the boy, Fonda learns to allay his fears of mortality. He also gains an understanding of his semi-estranged daughter. Jane Fonda plays his daughter and Hepburn is his loving wife in this often funny adaptation of Ernest Thompson's 1978 play. Predictable but deeply moving. Henry Fonda's final screen appearance.

Clark Gable   1961  The Misfits


A cynical floozy befriends grim cowboys in this downbeat drama. Compelling performances from leads Clift, Monroe (screenwriter Miller's wife), and Gable. Last film for the latter two performers, and nearly the end for Clift.


Greta Garbo  1941 Two-faced Woman



Two-Faced Woman  is a romantic comedy made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Greta Garbo, in her final film role, and Melvyn Douglas, with Constance Bennett, Roland Young and Ruth Gordon. The movie is about a fashion magazine editor who marries a ski instructor and what befalls the couple when they settle in New York City.It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Gottfried Reinhardt.

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