Apr 012016
 

Hi Everybody!  Here’s our second day of the A to Z Challenge of 2016, and my theme is old movies!   Our second letter is….

  is for…  Beyond Tomorrow!

George Vale Melton (Harry Carey), Allan Chadwick (C. Aubrey Smith) and Michael O’Brien (Charles Winninger) are rich but lonely, so they invite a pair of strangers, schoolteacher Jean Lawrence (Jean Parker) and cowboy James Houston (Richard Carlson) to their house for dinner on Christmas Eve. Both James and Jean seem to hit it off, but the next day the three old men are killed in a plane crash. Now ghosts, the three work from the afterworld to make sure the young couple stays together.

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Lee Garmes
Producer: Lee Garmes
Written by:  Adele Comandini
Music composed by:  Harold Spina, Frank Tours

It’s a great story & heartwarming movie, and a grand story for Christmas time.  The love story itself actually pales in comparison to the lives (and deaths) of the three older gentlemen. George’s two friends gradually lose their crusty edges by the time their personal calls from heaven come, but it is the warm-hearted George (who, even as a ghost, cares more about the young lovers’ happiness than his own eternal rest) that really steals the show and makes this such a should-be Christmas classic.  A powerful performance by the wonderful Maria Ouspenskaya adds further emotion to a truly heart-warming story.  It’s definitely one of my favorite old Christmas stories that I have.

Now I’m sorry to take up so much time, but I do have another favorite “B” movie and that one is….

   “The Bishop’s Wife”!  I adore this movie, and it first came out in 1947 with Loretta Young, David Niven and the wonderful Mr. Cary Grant as the Angel.  Years later it was remade with Whitney Houston… but that’s another story!  Thanks for your time!

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  9 Responses to “The A to Z Challenge 2016 – “B”!”

  1.  

    Oh, The Bishop’s Wife – a favorite of ours! Did you know that Cary Grant was actually cast as the Bishop and David Niven was the angel? Cary wanted to play the angel so they switched roles.

  2.  

    I’ve never heard of Beyond Tomorrow. I’ll have to look for it on NetFlix. You’re going for some unique movies, Marie!

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      Just so you know the movies are posted. You can watch them right here, and oh I truly hope you watch this one… those three old fellas are so darn cute… but I’ll warn you so you know it’s a love story, but the old gal and the butler are my favorites… and the short old dude that’s a ghost… my favorite characters in the whole movie. Thank you and yes, that’s what I’m going for unique if I can. 🙂 Thank you Alex.

  3.  

    I haven’t seen either of these movies. I’m more into horror movies so that could be why
    Debbie

  4.  

    Haven’t heard of the movie but will check it out 🙂

    I am Parul from Happiness & Food and part of co-host Pam’s Unconventional Alliance from the #AtoZChallenge. Stopping by to say hello. Good luck for the challenge.

  5.  

    I think after this April challenge I am going to have to go on a movie binge. 🙂
    I have seen the Bishop’s wife and love it!

  6.  

    I love old movies. Cary Grant is wonderful and I did enjoy The Bishop’s Wife. I haven’t seen the other one you highlighted. I’ll have to check it out.

  7.  

    Cute theme. I hope to join you on A-Z once again. No time this year.

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