1. John

    Colbert is probably my favorite actress from the classic era. She is so natural in front of the camera, she never over acts. I have now seen about 25 of her films to date. Tomorrow Is Forever is a real special movie if you haven’t seen it. There is tons of meaningful dialogue in this Colbert/Welles/Brent home front war classic!

  2. The one I’ve always been curious about is Cleopatra. I’ve never seen it, but I can see her in that kind of regal role. I’ve never seen Tomorrow Is Forever. But if it’s got good dialogue, I’m all for it:)

  3. John

    I have seen Colbert in Cleopatra and she is indeed regal in that role. I love films with lavish costumes and love B/W movies the best. But it would have been nice to see Claudette in glorious color in this period piece. Colbert also did The Sign Of The Cross, another epic type film with beautiful costumes.

    I went to IMDB and counted 27 films of Miss Colbert that I have now seen. In addition to the great movie Tomorrow Is Forever, I could also confidently recommend the following: Imitation Of a Life, So Proudly We Hail, Remember The Day, Three Came Home and Without Reservations.

    Most people think It Happened OneNight and The Palm Beach Story are the greatest things since sliced bread. I did enjoy these films but they didn’t knock me over. I believe Claudette is versatile but best doing drama. I just remembered one more classic of Claudette’s and that is Since You Went Away, this is a must see in the war on the home front film category.

    Nice talking classic movies with you Leah. Always nice to find a new classic movie blog.

    • I loved Without Reservations. It’s like Colbert is the bore at the party, trying to talk shop when everyone else wants to enjoy themselves. And John Wayne is a perfect counterpart to her. Who would have guessed? Cracks me up every time. I should see more of her dramas. Nice talking them with you too! (I do think It Happened One Night is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Palm Beach Story I liked, but not close to as much) Leah

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