Monday, May 3, 2010

Day #21,684

Walk km 4477-4482: running errands
Walk km 4482-4493: Science World to English Bay (and return) with Meetup group

Meetup walkers
aprox km 4487 English Bay

Movie #1282 (#101 this year): Smart Woman(1931, Gregory LaCava)

Mary Astor

Here's a movie that makes no sense. Mary Astor's been away in Europe and on returning home finds that her nitwit of a husband has taken up with a golddigger. Instead of being thankful that she's gonna get rid of the lug, she instead tries to win him back! And unfortunately, succeeds.
Delightful drawing room comedy except you keep hoping that Mary will come to her senses.

Movie #ReWatch (#102 this year): Midnight(1939, Mitchell Leisen)

I totally forgot that I'd seen this before. It's like "Smart Woman" on steroids. Sparkling comedy with Claudette Colbert as a penniless American in Paris who manages to get high society to believe that she's a Baroness. Mary Astor gets a supporting role and John Barrymore is a delight as Astor's husband. And written by Billy Wilder! Who would have guessed that he had it in him to write something this good.
Billy Wilder trivia: his brother is W Lee "Phantom From Space" Wilder!

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