Boy oh boy, have I been M.I.A.

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to my blog. No better way to celebrate its up coming seventh anniversary than with you all joining me here. Thank You!!

About my disappearance…what can I say, Life got in the way of my life. Politics, COVID
( no I didn’t have it ), quarantining, vaccinations ( I’m booster’d up as well ), motorcycling, traveling to visit family and TCMFF-friends. Also, just not having the will to write. If you’ve read my blog these last couple months and I have not answered any of your comments to my posts, I’ll do so now.

What am I doing here now? Well, I’ll tell you. I wrote a little something about PSYCHO on my FaceBook page a few weeks ago and among the responses to my post, these two came from my sister and my friend, which gave me the germ of an idea:


So I’m here to ask you, are there any movies you’ve seen a bunch of times? Five…ten…umpteen times? It’s a movie you watch any time it comes on tv, even if you have the DVD? Is there a film you’re always in the mood for more than others? Easy…familiar… comforting to watch?

If there are, I’d humbly like to invite you tell the world about ‘em here:

Now that Thanksgiving has just ended ( including Black Friday & Cyber Monday ) I guess we’re in full-blown commercial holiday season mode. I just passed a house here in Brooklyn with their decorations up already ( Con Edison’s favorite time of the year ).

If you have a moment to give it a think after the turkey, Mac & cheese and sweet potato pie have settled ’round your tummy, please join my blogathon and submit the title to me, of your UMPTEENTH selection, by Christmas Eve. You can do that here in the Comments-section below. This way I’ll have plenty of time to create a banner for you which will appear in my blogathon directory page.

The link to your blog essay will be published on the anniversary of my own blog which shares a birthday with Cary Grant << January 18th >> as well as my own birthday. The due date for essay submissions is January 16th. I’ll be away from my computer for a bit after that.

Many of you are old pros at this, but for anyone new joining the fun, if you please, could your essay include my “lovely” home-made banner ( see above ). Please be sure to include this link:  in your essay as well, as this link ( made live January 18th ) will be helpful to take people to the directory of all your essays for my blogathon. You all have written about a boatload of movies as bloggers. You might’ve even written about this special film before. In order to avoid something you’ve already published, perhaps for this new blogathon you can find a new slant about that movie.  

Hope you’ll be interested in joining me here…this should be a fun topic not an Academic thesis, and I look forward to reading your work. ThanxXx!!


                               ~   PARTICIPANTS  ~


APARTMENT, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Second Sight Cinema


ARSENIC AND OLD LACE . . . . . . . . . . .    Trudy Ring


BATTLE OF THE BULGE . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Dubsism


BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1946) . . . . . . . . .  NitrateGlow


BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE . . . . .  Stephanie Kreps


CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT  . . . . . .   Silver Screenings


THE CONCORDE…AIRPORT ’79   . . . . .   Real Weegie Midget Reviews


COVER GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Marco Place


DESK SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Whimsically Classic


42nd STREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Caftan Woman


HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE . . . .     Once Upon a Screen


IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD .   The Story Enthusiast


JOHNNY GUITAR  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Vienna’s Classic Hollywood


ROARING TWENTIES, THE . . . . . . . . . .    And Then This Happened


SINCE YOU WENT AWAY . . . . . . . . . . . .   Taking Up Room


[  H O M E  ]



61 thoughts on “FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME . . .

  1. I will try to follow up with an essay, but my Umpteenth list is endless. Off the top of my classic-movie-addled head is The Philadelphia Story, The Band Wagon, Kiss Me Kate, My Favorite Wife, The Desk Set, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Producers. I could go on and on (I haven’t even touched upon Warners musicals or Astaiire Roger’s vehicles or my Judy’s-Garland and Holliday, see what’s happening here?) Anyway. I shall return.

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    • Debra…I’m going to take a wild stab in the dark, but you seem like a 1950’s musical fan. Amirite?

      L0L! So you’ll have loads to choose from. It’s great that you’ll join in. Let me know what you’ll settle on. Thanks!! 🙂


    • Hey there Carol. How’ve you been?

      Well you certainly have named two fan favorites that folks have seen umpteen times. I especially like “Now Voyager.” Thanks for weighing in; telling me your go-to, umpteen films. L0L!!


    • Hellooooooh Paddy. It’s marvelous that you’re game to jump into the pool. Egads! It’s been so long. I have been supremely lazy, but I’m ready to get down to hosting duties.

      “42nd Street” ey? I’ll put you down for it!! Thank you so much.


    • Hi there Rob. I hope all’s well and that you’re hanging in there. “PSYCHO” is a giant of a film. When it was on TCM the other night I just fell right into things. They don’t call it a masterpiece for nuthin’.

      Hmmmm…only one hundred fifty times ey? Why, you’ve barely scratched the surface. 😉

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    • How did THAT disaster film escape me? I’ve never seen it. And you’ve seen this film UMPTEEN TIMES??? Well…Delon’s not hard to look at, is he. Look forward to reading about it. Thanks for the invitation to your very clever Bond, Not Bond blogathon. Let me see what I can do.

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  2. Howdy, Big T! I might even take you up on this cattle call. Let me give it a thought or 3 and see which one of my comfort-food films that screams out to me. I have one that I’m thinking about…. but I might change my mind to one of the others. When do you need to know by?

    Other than your *Film Thoughts by Texans* or whatever that was called, I really haven’t blogged in ages.

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    • You are counted in with a great movie. It’s no rom-com, but such a fun watch. I’ll be curious to read your reasons for watching this one umpteen times. I love court room dramas. Thank you Ruth for wanting to participate in my first foray into the blogosphere in years. Thank you!!

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  3. I’ve already written about several of my faves for you–Laura, Out of the Past, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Double Indemnity (in my piece about Stany being a bridesmaid at the Oscars)–what a noir gal I am! And I could go on for years about Casablanca, Sunset Blvd., All About Eve, and many others, but maybe they’re a little too obvious.

    So here’s my choice–not universally beloved, and even Cary thought he overacted, but I love it: Arsenic and Old Lace.

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    • Hi there Aurora ~

      I’ve read your blog and met you once or twice at a Movie Night in Jersey. Thanks for your interest in my blogathon. I’ll put you down for “HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE.” I Look forward to your write-up about a film you’ve seen umpteen times. Yes…the handoff from Grable to Marilyn!



    • Hey Rebecca ~ thank you for joining us in the fun for the umpteenth time. ( L0L! See what I did there?? Ha! ). I shall put you down for “SINCE YOU WENT AWAY” a classic about the American Homefront during the war. ( Count me a Jennifer Jones fan! ) Thank you again.

      Oh, and good luck on YOUR upcoming blogathon next weekend.Anyone want to get DISTRACTED?<–Just go there.


  4. Hi there, CineMaven! Great idea for a blogathon…Definitely count me in! I’m still mulling over my choice but I shall get back to as soon as I decide.

    By the way I’m hosting a celebration of the 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life! Would love to have you join us 🙂

    Here is the link if you’re interested:


  5. So, I was thinking of doing IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, CineMaven. Seeing The Classic Movie Muse’s blogathon dedicated to IAWL, I won’t want to step on her toes.

    Having seen IAWL as many times as I have, I developed a different way of watching it (one that I probably shared with you when you were visiting Texas). I think it would be good to actually write this down. Let me know if you are game or want to give it to someone else with their blog. Happy to play or sit this one out. Thanks for considering it.

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    • Hi Kelly ~ The Classic Movie Muse is having the It’s A Wonderful Life” blogathon December 11 ~ 13th and hasn’t decided yet on what to submit for my blogathon, so you won’t be stepping on any one’s toes.

      Now my thought is why don’t you do that write up for that specific blogathon? I mean, that one is totally dedicated to all things “IAWL.” Perhaps for me, you can go through your mental Rolodex of film favorites and write about another film you’ve seen umpteen times. Does this make sense to you?


      • Thank YOU, Kelly. Look forward to your pick. And if you do enter the “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” blogathon with your write-up, you can write it as a Guest Essay on my blog and submit it The Classic Movie Muse.

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      • It’ll be soooooooo easy Kelly.

        You just write up your take on “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.” I’ll take it and format it into my blog like I did the Texas essay. It’d be good if you e-mailed your essay when you’re done. And if you want pictures to accompany it, send me those as well and I’ll add them. Just do keep in mind that the “IAWL” blogathon is December 11 ~ 13. So give me enough time to format it into my blog, okay?

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    • Bonjour and Bienvenue. Thanks for bringing The Apartment along for the ride on this blogathon.

      As for Hunter…I thought I jaw-boned all about that. But at least you know we shared Riverside Drive.


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