Forgotten Filmcast Episode 91: Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious

On the latest episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Rebecca Sharp from Almost Ginger to discuss an odd little World War II comedy. Alec Guinness and a very young Robert Redford star in Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Almost Ginger Rebecca on Twiter Movies…

Never Too Young to Die

You all know John Stamos, sitcom star who says “Have mercy” and jokes around with toddlers. Or maybe you know John Stamos, the guy who marries swimsuit models/X-men villains. Then again, you may know John Stamos, the guy who slaps a cymbal with his bare hands in the Beach Boys backup band. However, do you…

Thank God it’s Friday

Sometimes, even a film that won an Oscar can slip into the realm of Forgotten Films. Of course, it’s not so easy for that to happen if you won Best Picture, but Best Original Song, that’s another story. This particular song beat out “Hoplessly Devoted to You” from Grease, among others! While the song “Last…

The Girl from Mexico

I love it when I discover a film series that I’ve never heard of before. That happened a few months ago when reading up on some other classic films I saw a mention of actress Lupe Velez, star of the Mexican Spitfire series of films. I’d never heard of this series, but between 1939 and…

Pimpernel Smith

In 1934, actor Leslie Howard scored a hit playing the title role in the film The Scarlet Pimpernel. Seven years later, Howard would star once again in a bit of an update of the story. This film, however, would be set in Nazi Germany shortly before the start of World War II. Howard would not…

Half Shot at Sunrise

One of my first introductions to the world of classic film was through some famous comedy teams. The Three Stooges were a daily TV ritual when I was a kid. They then led me to other acts like Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers. It wasn’t until just a few years…