Cary and Irene (THE AWFUL TRUTH)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Julie Andrews and Shirley MacLaine to meet in the 60's era final match

Julie Andrews took care of Jane Fonda 33-24 and Shirley MacLaine romped over Catherine Deneuve 39-18 to set up what should be an exciting final match in the 60's era bracket to decide who will go to the final four. The match will begin tomorrow morning!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

So we move on with the sweet sixteen round as things begin to get a little tight. The bracket winners of each era will now face off against each other to set the stage for next week's era finals to see who goes on to be a final four finalist. As before I will handle the 60's era action here and then you can click on the links below to go vote in the other eras as well:

30's era: poohtiger-allgoodthings
40's era: mythicalmonkey
50's era: thewonderfulworldofcinema

First up it's All-American Girls winner Jane Fonda vs British Invasion winner Julie Andrews







Then it's Song and Dance winner Shirley MacLaine vs A Foreign Affair winner Catherine Deneuve




Sunday, March 20, 2016

Round 3 (60's Era) now underway

Here we go with round 3 (60's era) of The 6th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. These matches will run through Saturday afternoon with the winners moving onto the Sweet Sixteen Round. Click on the links below to go vote on the other eras as well:

30's era:  allgoodthings
40's era: mythicalmonkey
50's era:  thewonderfulworldofcinema









  

















Friday, March 18, 2016

Round 2 (60's era) results

Round 2 of the 60's era is now complete and here are the results:
ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS BRACKET
Jane Fonda edged Lee Remick 30-26
Paula Prentiss rallied to defeat Faye Dunaway 28-26

BRITISH INVASION BRACKET
Elizabeth Taylor defeated Jean Simmons 34-22
Julie Andrews zipped by Diana Rigg 37-20

SONG AND DANCE BRACKET
Shirley MacLaine all over Rita Moreno 35-20
Shirley Jones slipped by Ann-Margret 27-26

A FOREIGN AFFAIR  BRACKET
Catherine Deneuve crushed Liv Ullman 42-11
Claudia Cardinale defeated Romy Schneider 37-15

These winning ladies move on to round 3 which begins Sunday morning

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The 6th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney is now underway...


Welcome to the 2016 Favorite Classic movie Actress Tourney. I will be hosting the 60's era brackets on this blog. Voting starts right now and the matches are posted below. First round action will focus on the two categories, Song and Dance, and A Foreign Affair. Matches will be up through Wednesday afternoon. Then the next two brackets will begin later on that evening.



































Click on the links below to go vote for the other eras:

1930's
http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/


1940's
 http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/

1950's
thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Screwball Film Tourney Day 2 Update

A lot of the matches which were blow-outs haven't changed much as the leaders have increased their lead to even bigger amounts. But there are some matches that are back and forth that will probably go down to the wire on Friday. Ball of Fire leads Sullivan's Travels 19-17 and it has been a back and forth match since day one. I don't know how it will turn out. An even closer match is taking place between The Palm Beach Story and Libeled Lady. Currently Beach leads by the score of 15-14. Can't get much closer than that. And there is one match which started out as a massacre has suddenly became more interesting. Case in point, one of the top 4 seeds, Trouble in Paradise was getting trounced by My Favorite Wife after day one to the tune of 14-2. The score now is 18-11, still in Wife's favor but Paradise has made it a match now. Another interesting match is going on between The Lady Eve and Ninotchka with Eve up 17-12. Very close. Here are the complete scores of all the matches through day 2:
The women of Trouble in Paradise made a big move
on day 2 to make it a match with My Favorite Wife

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 31
THE MORE THE MERRIER 7

MERRILY WE LIVE 20
THE GILDED LILY 6

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 23
TWENTIETH CENTURY 14

HIS GIRL FRIDAY 33
THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR 7

MY MAN GODFREY 29
EASY LIVING 7

THE AWFUL TRUTH 23
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 14

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU 21
BLUEBEARD'S EIGHT WIFE 11

BALL OF FIRE 19
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 17

MY FAVORITE WIFE 18
TROUBLE IN PARADISE 11

THE LADY EVE 17
NINOTCHKA 12

THE PALM BEACH STORY 15
LIBELED LADY 14

THE THIN MAN 21
HOLIDAY 6

BRINGING UP BABY 24
BOMBSHELL 4

MIDNIGHT 20
THE GOOD FAIRY 7

TO BE OR NOT TO BE 22
THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES 4

THEODORA GOES WILD 17
TOPPER 9














Sunday, December 2, 2012

And we're off and running...

The favorite screwball film tourney is underway. I got the matches up and running here and over at my other blog, All Good Things. Here's the link to make things convenient:  poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com

Matches will run through Friday evening. One vote per match per person. This should be fun.

You see if we win, we will be praised as the favorite
screwball film ever. Understand comrade?

Friday, November 30, 2012

By the numbers...

In preparation of the upcoming screwball comedy tourney, I thought I would share some stats about some of the stars and directors competing.


Cary has the most films in competition by far...

Most films by an actor competing in tourney: Cary Grant (8) - Bringing Up Baby, Topper, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Awful Truth, My Favorite Wife, His Girl Friday and Holiday.


Stick with me Coop and I'll teach you everything about
screwball comedies....

Most films by an actress: Claudette Colbert (5) - It Happened One Night, The Gilded Lily, Midnight, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, and The Palm Beach Story.


Mr. Lubitsch with his customary cigar....

Most films by a director: Ernst Lubitsch (4) - Ninotchka, Trouble in Paradise, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, and To Be Or Not To Be.


Kate and Cary..what a pair

Most films by a pair: Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn (3) - Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and Holiday.

Side note:

I could have easily expanded this tourney to 64 films but I knew I would not have sufficient time what with the holidays and work. So a lot of notable films did not make the cut: such as Nothing Sacred, Vivacious Lady, No Time For Comedy and Design For Living among others. Maybe for my next tourney, I will make it much more bigger to include a lot more films. Anyway, the fun begins in two more days.