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I'll Have Borscht With An Egg-I must Be Dilg
Love this movie more with each viewing
Have repeatedly savored this film,having DVR'd it.Always thought Rex Ingram's character was "TonY" until close-captioning the movie one day.Looks like a pretty fresh scar on his head,too.I really enjoyed all the characters,including the blockhead of a judge.
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I mean, the cast is just right. Jean and Cary just sort of click, and if Coleman had gotten the girl it just wouldn't have worked. But he didn't! And it did! So this movie is absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended!
Capraesque is right
The person who said this film was Capraesque was right on the money. Beyond the presence of Capra favorite, Jean Authur, there is a very Capra-like feel to it. The first time I watched it I had to look up the director because I was convinced that it was a Capra movie that I wasn't aware of. And that is far from a bad thing. The cast is amazing. Grant's character is somewhat darker than his usual characters but it's still vintage Grant. Arthur is great as always and Coleman plays the brilliant, but unworldly legal expert perfectly.
- Jeff Boston
Best Picture nominee "The Talk of the Town" (1942) was directed by legendary director George Stevens (Gunga Din, Giant, Shane, etc.), who essentially copied Frank Capra's winning formula (populist drama with cuddly comic relief, some politics thrown in, preachy but not overbearing, a character played by the very agreeable Jean Arthur, etc.) with this film. Ronald Colman performs well (sadly too refined for today's audiences, or should I say today's film producers?) and Cary Grant is the #1 movie star of all time for many reasons. Interesting insert: Colman's cloistered character, immersed in the theoretical, is asked to join the US Supreme Court before he displays any appreciation for the practical side of the law.
A terrific trio of talent!
- Mr. Blandings
Without a doubt this is the best film for each of the three principal actors involved - Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman. They are the perfect ingredients for a deliciously funny film about friendship and justice. The chemistry that these three have is absolutely brilliant, and must have been a director's dream. A masterpiece in filmmaking and acting. And watch for Tom (Captain Marvel) Tyler in a supporting role.
Eu adoro o Cary Grant e este filme é um dos melhores que ele já fez . O elenco é maravilhoso e o filme conta com um ótimo roteiro. O filme recebeu várias indicaçoes ao Oscar. Deveria ser exibido no TCM, porque o filme é nota 10.
Political Prisoner? I don't think so
- Mark C
The brief synopsis got my attention with its description of Grant's charactor as a "political prisoner." While he was framed by someone because of his political beliefs, he was jailed for supposedly commiting a crime. The government didn't incarcerate him because he was a socialist or communist. Political prisoners are those who the powerful try to quash or belittle. The Hollywood glitteraty usually comes down on the side of the left. That prejudice usually results in just that kind of marginalization. While I'm used to it, I think a more accurate synopsis is called for.
The Talk of the Town (1942)
- Jay Higgins
A delightful comedy drama, what a wonderful cast. Jean Arthur is terrific. Well written, very fast pace, good supporting cast. It's very entertaining.
This Cast Clicks!
No point in reviewing the plot, the synopsis says it all, except to say this movie holds all the old sparkle that encompasses Black and White movies - which rewards us with an expectation fulfilled - the reason why we love them. The cast took a great little plot and fattened it up to a yummy dessert! Mmmmmmm!