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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Monday, April 29, 2013


Dana Andrews

DANA ANDREWS (1909-1992), born Carver Dana Andrews, was a fine actor and, from what I've read, a fine man. Often underrated, Dana never turned in a less than superb performance.

Laura (1944)
Haven't you seen Laura (1944)? Film Noir perfection. Even the rain seems special.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) One of the finest films ever made. Everything about it is superior, including the acting by Andrews, Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright et al.
Fallen Angel (1945) Also noir and very atmospheric. Dana and Linda Darnell are terrific, and a miscast Alice Faye is fun to see.
State Fair (1945) Rodgers & Hammerstein scored this musical, filled with endearing Americana. "It Might as Well Be Spring." With Jeanne Crain.
My Foolish Heart (1949) Well-done serious soaper based on a story by J. D. Salinger. Susan Hayward also shines.

*Contributed by: "Bjorn Federer" Date: Sun, Aug 28 2005 / 19:05:16 PDT