Here it is! The third and final installment of this series. If you haven't already, be sure to check out parts one and two for more great classic movie picks. This segment is all about feel-good movies that make us smile or laugh out loud.
How to Steal a Million (1966) :: heist picture starring Peter O'Toole & Audrey Hepburn :: In order to save her father from being arrested for producing counterfeit art, Nicole Bonnet enlists the help of a man she thinks is a thief to steal back a figurine her father loaned to an art museum. This movie is great fun, and full of Peter O'Toole's piercing blue eyes.
Bringing up Baby (1938) :: screwball comedy starring Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant :: This film is filled with ridiculous situations from the very beginning all the way to the end. When straight-laced paleontologist David Huxley loses his intercostal clavicle to the dog of a zany heiress, the search for recovery is complicated by the escape of her pet leopard. The winning combination of Hepburn and Grant is just too much fun to miss!
Singing in the Rain (1952) :: musical starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds :: With spectacular singing, dancing, and romancing, this movie is set in the film industry during the time that talking pictures were being introduced. Co-star Jean Hagen plays Lina, an airhead actress who has her eye on her leading man (played by Kelly), and she is hysterical in this role.
The Thin Man (1934) :: mystery picture starring William Powell & Myrna Loy :: William Powell and Myna Loy are a dream couple in this flick! As a former detective, and his wealthy wife, we just love watching them interact. A grand old who-done-it right until the end!
'Singing in the Rain' is one of my all time favorite movies. When I'm feeling really chipper in the morning I catch myself humming (and occasionally totally belting) the song "Good Morning". I plan to someday annoy my children with that song when they won't get up.
Have you seen 'An American in Paris'? Another one of my favorite musicals from that era. Leslie Caron is so charming.
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