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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Ginger Rogers: Star of the Month (or any month)

One of my favorite movie stars, Ginger Rogers, is Turner Classics Movies’ “Star of the Month” for March, which means all of us with cable get a chance to wallow in some fabulous films from the ’30s and ’40s. Of course, the Astaire/Rogers musicals will be showcased — three of them are on tonight, including “The Gay Divorcee,” “Top Hat,” and my favorite, “Swing Time” — but plenty of Rogers’ solo outings will be shown, including her Oscar-winning turn in “Kitty Foyle.” (Like Sandra Bullock, Rogers was never nominated for her comedic work — which was stellar — but won on her first nomination for a rather soapy dramatic role.) Watch for the great “Stage Door,” in which Rogers and Katharine Hepburn make unexpectedly perfect sparring partners, and “Bachelor Mother,” a charming 1939 screwball in which Ginger finds herself taking care of an orphaned baby.

Ginger speaks Swedish, sort of, in “Bachelor Mother.” Catch it on TCM

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