Damn Good Movie Memories
Episode 323 - One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Episode 323 - One Night in the Tropics (1940)

December 3, 2022

The film debut for Abbott & Costello, but can even their timeless comedy routines save this film?  Features "Who's on First?" and stars Robert Cummings, William Frawley, Allan Jones, and Nancy Kelly.

Episode 322 - Pretty in Pink (1986)

Episode 322 - Pretty in Pink (1986)

November 25, 2022

One of the vital "Brat Pack" films of the 1980s starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, and Harry Dean Stanton.  Written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch.

Episode 321 - Christmas in July (1940)

Episode 321 - Christmas in July (1940)

November 18, 2022

Dick Powell stars as a lowly office worker whose life is suddenly changed after a prank played on him by his co-workers boosts his confidence and his bank account.  Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Episode 320 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Episode 320 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

November 11, 2022

An iconic film that helped define 1980s culture and another example of the immense talent of writer/director John Hughes.  Starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Mia Sara, and Charlie Sheen.  This is a crossover episode with our friends from the Growin' Up Rock Podcast.

Episode 319 - The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Episode 319 - The Palm Beach Story (1942)

November 4, 2022

A very fun screwball comedy starring Claudette Colbert as a creative-minded wife who decides the only way to save her marriage and allow her inventor husband (Joel McCrea) to succeed is to divorce him and find another husband who's rich to finance her ex-husband's inventions!  Co-starring Rudy Vallée and Mary Astor. Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Episode 318 - National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Episode 318 - National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

October 29, 2022

One of the best road-trip comedies ever made. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid, John Candy, and Eugene Levy.  Directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes.

Episode 317 - Halloween (1978)

Episode 317 - Halloween (1978)

October 21, 2022

The greatly influential horror classic written and directed by John Carpenter, which spawned numerous sequels about the crimes of psycho killer Michael Myers. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, and P.J. Soles.

Episode 316 - True Grit (1969)

Episode 316 - True Grit (1969)

October 15, 2022

John Wayne stars as a hard-living US Marshall hired by a teenage girl (Kim Darby) to capture the man that killed her father.  Co-starring Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Strother Martin, and Dennis Hopper.

Episode 315 - Tin Cup (1996)

Episode 315 - Tin Cup (1996)

October 7, 2022

Kevin Costner stars as a talented and gregarious golfer who can never seem to achieve greatness due to his self-destructive decisions.  Co-starring Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, and Don Johnson.  Directed by Ron Shelton.

Episode 314 - Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Episode 314 - Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

September 30, 2022

A fabulous satire about a successful film director (Joel McCrea) who decides to make a serious film for the era and prepares for his "masterpiece" by living as a hobo to gain street credibility and wisdom. Co-starring Veronica Lake.  Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

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