Welcome to my Cinematic Time Capsule!
”Lassie won't be waiting for ye at school anymore”
In one of the cruelest family-film openings ever, Roddy McDowall’s parents sell his beloved dog, Lassie… and then don’t even bother to tell him!
“Shouldn’t we be telling, Joe?”
“He’ll find this out for himself” 😯
This was the first of seven Lassie films from MGM, and even though no one falls in a well, the rest of the story is pretty much…
”The next time I get hitched it’s for dough”
There’s a few great numbers with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra, and a show stealing performance from the wonderfully dead-pan, Virginia O’Brien. However, a little Red Skelton goes a long way, and this film simply had waaayyy too much…
”You’ll eat less than you desire and more than you deserve”
A devilish dining experience of catharsis and revenge for anyone who’s ever had to serve.
Here is a five course of sampling of the delicacies I most enjoyed during this viewing experience. And of course, we’ll endeavor to make your reading as pleasant as possible.
✅ Amuse-Bouche: The Boat Trip
I love that we jump right into story without a long preamble. The entire film is setup in a…