Sunday, July 31, 2011


Born in Gary Harold Lee Levitch in Los Angeles, California, onJuly 31, 1946, singer Gary Lewis turns 65 years old today.


Born in Hollywood, California, on July 31, 1929, actor Don Murray turns 82 today.


Born George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, on July 31, 1966, actor Dean Cain celebrates his 4h birthday today.


Born in San Diego, California, on July 31, 1935, actor Geoffrey Lewis turns 76 years old today.


Born Roland Kent Lavoie in Tallhassee, Florida, on July 31, 1943, popular 70s singer Lobo turns 68 years old today.

Sunday Funnies

Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Starring Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Paulette Goddard, James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert, and Muriel Evans. Directed by George Marshall and Ray McCarey. Laurel and Hardy's Army buddy is killed in France. Back home after the war, they try to find their buddy's father to turn over the man's orphaned daughter. Unfortunately, they keep coming up with the wrong family.

Magic Town (1947)

Starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Wallace Ford, Ann Doran, and Ned Sparks. Directed by William A. Wellman. Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy.

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, William Prince, Marvin Miller, George Chandler, Wallace Ford, Frank Wilcox, and Ray Teal. Directed by John Cromwell. A soldier runs away rather receive the Medal of Honor and his buddy gets permission to investigate and learns that his friend has been accused of murder.

The Dark Past (1948)

Starring William Holden, Lee J. Cobb, Nina Foch, Ellen Corby, and Lois Maxwell. Directed by Rudolph Mate. A notorious escaped convict and his gang take hostage a criminal psychologist and his family and friends at a weekend retreat.

Elmer Gantry (1960)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons, Patti Page, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Edwards Andrews, John McIntire, Hugh Marlowe, and Philip Ober. Directed by Richard Brooks. A drunken and dishonest street preacher wrangles a job with a traveling tent ministry conducted by a female evangelist.

Burt Lancaster won the Best Actor Award and Shirley Jones won the Best Actress Award for their roles in Elmer Gantry at the 1961 Academy Awards presentation.

Harvey (1950)

Starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Jesse White, Cecil Kellaway, Wallace Ford, Maudie Prickett, Peggy Dow, and Charles Drake. Directed by Henry Koster. A wealthy town drunk is tolerated by most of the people in town until he begins claiming that he sees a mischievous Irish spirit which has taken the form of a man-sized rabbit named Harvey.

Operation Petticoat (1959)

Starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill, Gavin MacLeod, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Arthur O'Connell, Marion Ross, Madlyn Rhue, Gene Evans, Robert F. Simon, and Joan O'Brien. Directed by Blake Edwards. During World War II a submarine commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit sub, a con man for an executive officer, and a group of Army nurses.

Apartment For Peggy (1948)

Starring William Holden, Jeanne Crain, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Charles Lane, Betty LYnn, and Gene Nelson. Directed by George Seaton. An aging professor decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide until a chipper young mother-to-be charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband.

As Young As You Feel (1951)

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters, David Wayne, Contance Bennett, Frank Wilcox, and Russ Tamblyn. Directed by Herman Jones. A man who is being forced to retire from his job at the age of 65 decides to fight back. Impersonating the head of the company, he sets out to convince them to get rid of their outmoded retirement policy.

Tall Story (1960)

Starring Jane Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Ray Walston, Anne Jackson, Murray Hamilton, Van Williams, Joe E. Ross, Herb Vigran, and Elizabeth Patterson. Directed by Elia Kazan. A young basketball star proposes to his coed girlfriend who worries how they will get enough money they need to survive. He finds himself tempted to take a gambler's bribe and throw an upcoming game with a Russian team.

Chain Lightning (1950)

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, and Roy Roberts. Direcyed by Stuart Heisler. A bomber pilot in World War II takes a job after the war with an aircraft manufacturer as a test pilot. After the company's safety supervisor is killed, the pilot volunteers to test the dead man's experimental escape device by flying at high speed.

The Killers (1964)

Starring Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Norman Fell, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, and Burt Mustin. Directed by Don Siegel. Two hitmen are hired to kill an ex-race car driver now working as a teacher at a school for the blind. When the victim does not resist, one of the killers decides to track down the people who knew the man to determine why he didn't run when he had the chance.

The Killers (1946)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, William Conrad, Jeff Corey, Charles McGraw, and Albert Dekker. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Hit men kill an unresisting gas station attendant and an insurance investigator uncovers the victim's past involvement with a beautiful, deadly woman.