5th Annual Van Johnson Blogathon – Confidentially Connie (1953)


This is a review for the The 5th Annual Van Johnson Blogathon taking place this week and being hosted by Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Tnx for letting me partake Michaela!

“[looking at the huge slab of meat] Holy mackerel!” – Joe Bedloe

“No, dear, holy cow!” – Connie Bedloe

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Aug 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A Texas cattle baron tries to convince his college professor son and his wife to return to the ranch.

My Take on it –This is a film that I came across during my research into films for this blogathon and didn’t know anything about it before diving in.

Such a fun film that works much better than expected.

Van Johnson is great here and plays a very straightforward character who wants whats bets for him and his young wife.

Janet Leigh also does a nice job as his wife who isn’t sure what is best for them to do.

But Louis Calhern steals every scene he is as Johnson’s rancher father.

He plays this character is such a great way that despite having a relatively smaller role here, he feels much larger than life in the way he portrays him.

The comedy of errors that occur here stays enjoyable and keeps it all light and fun.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Magruders are played by real-life married couple Gene and Kathleen Lockhart, who appeared together in 22 films and TV episodes, as well as on the stage. They were also the parents of June Lockhart and grandparents of Anne Lockhart. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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