Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"CAT FIGHT:" HERE COMES THE GROOM

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In my opinion, one of the funnier "cat fights" that I've seen in the movies. This is from Here Comes the Groom (1951).

The combatants: Jane Wyman (!) and "Sexy Alexis" Smith. (We have to remember that the normally demure Wyman later got out her claws in Falcon Crest -- albeit she never wrestled anyone on that show. Anyway, both ladies are in top form.

The bystanders: Bing Crosby, Franchot Tone, a host of character actors, and a funny old lady.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

angelman66 said...

Ha!! Go, Jane, go...I am so rooting for Wyman here, as I just saw her again in the wonderful All That Heaven Allows, and in Stage Fright a few months ago. As I get older, I appreciate Wyman's low-key charms more and more. (The only ex-wife of an American President...until Ivana!)

Alexis Smith was very statuesque, wasn't she, with kind of mannish Glamazon energy...
-C

William said...

That's the funniest description of "Sexy Alexis" I've ever read!

Jane Wyman was a terrific actress, and she's even better when she, so to speak, goes out of her comfort zone. She was certainly a conniving bitch on "Falcon Crest," winning well-deserved Emmys.