2nd Annual Birthday mini-Blogathon at Comet

Last year, I celebrated my 23rd birthday reviewing one of my favorite films each day leading up to my birthday.

I had so much fun last year, the Comet Over Hollywood Birthday mini-Blogathon is back!

Starting Monday, and leading to my 24th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 18, I will watch and review one of my favorite films as a little birthday treat to myself.

Cary Grant blows out the candles.

Favorite movies reviewed last year are: 

1. Battleground (1949) – World War II film about the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. Film stars Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Riccardo Montalbon and James Whitmore.

2. Shadow of a Doubt (1942) – Hitchcock’s own personal favorite film about a sinister character visiting a small, California town. Starring Theresa Wright and Joseph Cotton

3. State Fair (1945) – Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical about finding love at the Iowa State Fair. Starring Jeanne Crain, Dick Haymes and Dana Andrews.

4. Since You Went Away (1944)– Film about life on the World War II home front for the wives and families of service men. Starring Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotton, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Monty Wooley and Robert Walker.

Check back through out the week to see what other movies are my favorite. Feel free to share your favorite films as well!

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14 thoughts on “2nd Annual Birthday mini-Blogathon at Comet

  1. Love all 4 of those films, so I know I’ll love the next 4! November is so special…Thanksgiving AND our birthdays (mine’s the 27th)! Looking forward to your reviews!


  2. It’s your birthday, is it? Well, I’m sure everyone would love to see what shows you liked, and hear what you have to say about them.

    Some of my favorites for this time period would include, of course, Casablanca, which is a great film. I also am a big lover of Notorious, a great suspense thriller made all the better by the conflict in the love story. For forgotten favorites I am very found of The Best Years of Our Lives. I love Dana Andrews’ Fred Derry, his hard luck coming back from the war, the friendship he forms with Homer, and the difficult realization he comes to when he sees the person he married wasn’t a thick or thin kinda gal. Nope, the kinda gal he really was hoping for was … too nice a gal to get mixed up with the life Fred had managed to steer into. Nice guy, that Fred. That was a good one.

    One forgotten favorite you might give a try to for zany birthday fun would be “You’ve Gotta Stay Happy”, with Jimmy Stewart as a broke former Army Air Force pilot trying to eek out a living, teamed with a free spirited co-pilot of a friend played by Eddie Albert. Albert is trying to get his friend to live a day at a time and enjoy life a little more, when the two of them cross paths with a young gal on the run, who may have committed a crime. But things are not always what they seem. Part of the fun of this story was just knowing that these two guys really had come through the war, had seen a lot of combat, were average guys called upon to do what they felt was their duty. Both had left friends buried in far away places, and they both were happy just to be back, alive, and getting on with their lives, living as best the could both for themselves and for those guys they left behind. Stewart was great as this honest, hardworking guy up against it, and Albert just killed me. Hope you give it a try sometime.


    • I love “Best Years of Our Lives” (stay tuned….it may pop up).
      I’ve never seen You’ve Gotta Stay Happy but want too! It sounds like a lot of fun!


  3. Something tells me I can’t go get these out of redbox. 🙂 can’t wait to see you. happy early Birthday my friend.


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