Film Notes

  • Dear Ruth (1947)

    Both films shown this afternoon have some connection to J.D. Salinger, famous author and recluse, though this one is slight. Many have speculated that the...

  • Call Me Madam (1953)

    ETHEL MERMAN was born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in 1908, in Astoria, Queens. Contrary to many people’s assumptions, she was not Jewish. Her father was a...

  • The Call of the Wild (1935)

    Shorty Houlihan: “You know, I know a coupla people who used to fool around like that and they got children now.”   Mae West With...

  • The Broken Lullaby (1932)

    This is director ERNST LUBITSCH’s most uncharacteristic movie, a poignant drama about the aftermath of World War I, and his touch here is as deft...

  • Blonde Crazy (1931)

    The Toronto Film Society presented Blonde Crazy on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in a double bill with Kid Galahad, as part of the Season 64 Sunday Afternoon Film...

  • Guilty Hands (1931)

    The Toronto Film Society presented Guilty Hands on Monday, September 30, 2013 in a double bill with In This Our Life, as part of the...

  • In This Our Life (1942)

    The Toronto Film Society presented In This Our Life on Monday, September 30, 2013 in a double bill with Guilty Hands, as part of the Season 66...

  • Behind Locked Doors (1948)

    Behind Locked Doors: MURDER was the ONLY way out! Director BUDD BOETTICHER first became involved with motion pictures along a most unusual avenue. Middle-class Midwesterner...

  • Best Foot Forward (1943)

    In this adaptation of the 1941 stage hit, Best Foot Forward follows a movie star with her career on the skids agrees to attend a...

  • Barbary Coast (1936)

    The Toronto Film Society screened Barbary Coast on November 14th, 2011 as part of the Monday Night Film Buff Series. Notes compiled from All My...

  • Appointment with Danger (1951)

    The Toronto Film Society screened Appointment with Danger on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 as part of the Sunday Matinee Film Buffs Series. Another of those...

  • Affair in Trinidad (1952)

    At the time of its release, Affair in Trinidad had one valid virtue: an inside joke involving Valerie Bettis, a dancer who had recently made...

  • The Adventuress (1946)

    The Toronto Film Society screened The Adventuress on Monday, February 20th, 2011 as part of the Fall/Winter Monday Night Film Buffs Series. Beautiful, talented Deborah...