RKO_Chester

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  • The Saint In Palm Springs

    ★★

  • The Public Defender

    ★★½

  • Music in Manhattan

    ★½

  • Swing Time

    ★★★½

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  • The Saint In Palm Springs

    The Saint In Palm Springs

    ★★

    Watched as part of my RKO films 2022 remembrance month for my mom. My mom caught the "movie bug" from watching films at the RKO Chester Theatre as a kid and I caught the movie bug from her, which is why RKO_Chester is my screen name.

    Most of "The Saint" films with George Sanders are watchable BECAUSE of George Sanders. Likewise with the Falcon films, though the Falcon films have more comedic touches in them.

    I am not sure which…

  • The Public Defender

    The Public Defender

    ★★½

    Watched as part of my RKO films 2022 remembrance month for my mom. My mom caught the "movie bug" from watching films at the RKO Chester Theatre as a kid and I caught the movie bug from her, which is why RKO_Chester is my screen name.

    Boris Karloff is the main draw here, I think, for most viewers --- despite having a small role in this Richard Dix crime film.

    But despite my having only seen Richard Dix in one…

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★★

    Part of my list of movies with the word MURDER in their titles

    At the one hour 50 minute mark of this film, Poirot (Albert Finney) halfway through his 8 pages of script grilling the suspects of this murder mystery abruptly sits down adjacent to a small round table and pours himself a small glass of water from a pitcher on the table. He takes the water and drinks it down so much in character that there isn't a bit…

  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★★★★

    Peggy Ashcroft is only in this for several minutes, but evinces why this film is so effective: she is so believable and makes the viewer elicit so much empathy for her as she puts herself in some harm's way to aid Richard Hannay, the protagonist in this so well portrayed by Robert Donat.

    Other supporting players really shine in their parts in this, too: John Laurie (of later Dad's Army fame) ably plays Ashcroft's crofter husband; Wylie Watson (as Mr.…