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The 20th Century Fox Blondes: Alice Faye

By Alan Hurst 20th Century Fox was known for many things during Hollywood’s heyday – child star Shirley Temple, skater Sonja Henie, socially relevant dramas like The Grapes of Wrath (1940), some great westerns like My Darling Clementine (1946), and some terrific film noirs including Laura (1944) and Kiss of Death (1947). But whether it…

Bergman and Grant: Revisiting Notorious (1946) and Indiscreet (1958)

By Alan Hurst Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman only made two films together, but that indefinable thing called “chemistry” was front and centre in both. They first partnered in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious when they were both at their glamourous 1940’s peak. They were teamed again 12 years later in Stanley Donen’s Indiscreet where they’re both…