Thursday, January 19, 2012

Movie Reviews {No. 1}

I decided to do a new series to help me do more movie review posts on the blog. It is just simply called, Movie Reviews - nothing fancy.

The Milkman {1950} Starring: Donald O'Connor & Jimmy Durante - Roger {Doanld O'Connor} wants to work at his dad's company as a milkman but he won't let him because of his lingering war trauma: when he is stressed he quacks like a duck. Determined to go to work as a milkman he goes to work for his father's arch-rival. The movie then follows his crazy adventures as a milkman.  I have been wanting to see this movie for awhile now - maybe a year now? So I was thrilled to find a channel with Donald O'Connor movies on YouTube earlier this month. The first movie on my list to watch was, The Milkman. It is awesome, hilarious, and just plain wonderful. What can be better than a movie with both Donald O'Connor & Jimmy Durante? Maybe another movie with my favorite actor/singer & Jimmy Durante? *grin*

Yes Sir That's My Baby {1949} Starring: Donald O'Connor, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven - A group of ex-GIs are attending college and they want to play football. But their wives say they need to grow-up and help them with the baby when they attend their classes. Eventually the husbands win over their wives to letting them play football. This movie was very cute! It was fun seeing Donald O'Connor as a young father too. This could be considered a light heart romantic comedy - you will see why when you watch it. As I don't want to giveaway too many details of the movie. But I dearly loved this movie. But then again, how can you not like Donald O'Connor?

That Funny Feeling {1965} Starring: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Donald O'Connor - Joan Howell {Sandra Dee}, a maid-for-hire and actress on the side, keeps bumping into Tom Milford {Bobby Darin}, a wealthy New York businessman, while going around town. They finally decide to go out on a date after they keep bumping into each other. After the date Tom wants to escort Joan back to her place. But Joan is embarrassed of tiny apartment that she shares, so she takes him to one of the apartments she cleans saying it is her place - the catch is, she doesn't know that the owner of that apartment is in fact her date, Tom. He plays along with the charade, while not knowing who Joan really is. The movie then follows all the crazy process of them finding out who each other really is. This is one of those light hearted 1960s romantic comedy movies that are just adorable! Every line that Doanld O'Connor said throughout the movie had me & Gaby rolling with laughter. Sandra Dee has an adorable wardrobe - and she is just too cute herself! {I saw many outfits I wanted to copy!} And be warned, the main song: That Funny Feeling will get stuck in your head. 


  1. I've seen "That Funny Feeling"... it was so cute! And super funny! :)

    Ooh, can you share the youtube link? Please?? I'd love to see the milkman! And ever since you posted about the movie "I love Melvin" I've been searching all over for it! :)

  2. Oh, dear. I would share the link {as they also had "I Love Melvin" posted} but their channel was taken down by Warner Brothers the other day. :( If they ever post the movie onto YouTube again, I'll be sure to share the link. :)

  3. yey! this reminds me that I need to make my movie review post. I've been so lackadaisical about them. I never heard of The Milkman!!! I shall check it out!

  4. noooo Netflix doesn't have The Milkman!!!!! so sad. I LOVE that Sandra Dee movie, by the way! Donald O'Connor is a great actor, so I can understand your love for him. I like how this was themed with some of his films.

  5. I love Donald O'Connor! His best movie: Singing in the Rain. He and Gene Kelly are amazing together!

  6. Oh bummer. Guess I'll just have to keep looking! Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds are some of my favorite actors from the past!! :) I would have loved to get an opportunity to act with them! Would have been SUCH fun! :)

  7. Donald O'Connor is the BEST! I have only seen him in 'Singin' in the Rain', and he was the best!
    Donald: "Look at me, I got no glory, I got no fame! *pause*
    What have have I got?"
    Gene Kelly: "I don't know, what have you got?"
    Donald: "I gotta get outta here!"

    He is so good! One of the best actors I've ever seen!
    Please do more of these posts!

  8. That Funny Feeling looks adorable! I'll have to try to get my hands on it!

  9. Those sound like great films...and I'll check them out on Netflix, too. Donald O'Connor was in another series of film with this talking horse named Francis..I don't remember the titles, but there's one where he's accidentally tricked into joining the military..and the horse has to help him through the service :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  10. Oh, I'm so excited about your newest series, Ash! It will be great. *smile* All of those movies look like so much fun! I would love to see Sandra Dee in a movie... she looks so cute.
    xo Kay

  11. @Victoria / Justice Pirate Want to know something, Victoria? I didn't even plan for the post to be themed with Donald O'Connor's films. It just happened. But he was a great actor.

  12. @Heather's Blog-o-rama Oh, I love the Francis series! Though I've never been able to see the first one. :p

  13. @Achaia I thought you might like this series, Kay. *grin* You would adore Sandra Dee! She is so adorable & cute in all the movies I've seen. And she always has an awesome wardrobe. Which is a huge plus. *smile*
    xox ~Ash


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