Thursday, July 28, 2016

1001 Classic Movies: The Films of Olivia de Havilland


Throughout July, I celebrated the 100th birthday of Olivia de Havilland with a look at three of this old Hollywood legend's best films.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938): This rollicking swashbuckler about medieval English outlaw Robin of Locksley and the noble Maid Marian is the best of the Errol Flynn/de Havilland films.

The Snake Pit (1948): De Havilland gives a sensitive performance as a troubled young woman who spends time in an insane asylum.

Hush. . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964): De Havilland and her old Warner Bros. pal, Bette Davis, team up for this creepy Southern Gothic horror film.

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  1. When I was eight, I used to watch THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, and between my frenetic slashings with my wooden sword (one of many, well-crafted by my carpenter father), I would stare dreamily at her humble and graceful smile. So pretty.

    The fact that she can act, like WOW, makes her a lifelong on-screen fave.

    Clayton @ Phantom Empires

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    1. Olivia is at her most beautiful in The Adventures of Robin Hood.

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