RKO_Chester

I caught the movie bug from my mom. She grew up near the old 'RKO Chester Theatre' (Bronx, NY) & fell in love with films there.

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  • He Snoops to Conquer

    He Snoops to Conquer

    ★½

    Part of my May 2021 reviewed movies of British folks in British films

    Oh Calamity! (says Robertson Hare in this movie and boy was he right)

    George Formby is the star of this 'calamity' and It's hard to believe that he was a huge star in the UK during the late 1930s and early 1940s. I read that he bought 26 Rolls Royce cars during his career. He wasn't a horrible singer and in a way his songs are somewhat…

  • The Belles of St. Trinian's

    The Belles of St. Trinian's

    ★★

    Part of my May 2021 reviewed movies of British folks in British films

    #94 of BFI's Top 100 British films, but I'd reckon that was for the stereotypes it lambasts rather than for it's actual humor.

    Alastair Sim is in several scenes in this movie, side by side talking to himself as his own "sister" in drag. The plot is mostly chaos that is pieced together for hoped for laughs and if your style of humor is teenage girls making…

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  • Girl in the News

    Girl in the News

    ★★★½

    Part of my May 2021 reviewed movies of British folks in British films

    A Carol Reed drama (with some suspense) that asks: What if most people think you did something nefarious when you actually didn't?

    That's what the title refers to, once your name is connected to something it is hard to get out from under that judgement.

    The able cast: Margaret Lockwood (of Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes" fame) is very convincing as a quiet and demure nurse. Basil Radford…

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★½

    Part of my May 2021 reviewed movies of British folks in British films

    Leslie Banks throws 12 chairs in a brawl and has chairs thrown at him for 55 seconds and his cigarette never falls out of his mouth!

    The scene starts with Bob Lawrence (Leslie Banks) holding a cigarette in his hand arguing with some bad folks in a small assembly room. Then a brawl ensues. 2 seconds later Lawrence has a chair over his head about to throw…