Portrait of Jean Arthur in the 1920s, Iljiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin.
Jean Arthur is among of my favourite actresses. I love screwball comedy movies and Jean Arthur was delightful in this king of movies. “Mr. Deeds goes to town”, “You can’t take it with you”, “Easy living”, “The Devil and Miss Jones” and “A foreign affair” were my favourite movies of Jean Arthur.
“Mr. Deeds goes to town” was directed by Frank Capra in 1936 and starring Jean Arthur and Gary Cooper. “Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.”
Easy living” was directed by Mitchell Leisen in 1937 and starring Jean Arthur and Ray Milland. “During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker (Edward Arnold) throws away his wife’s expensive fur coat ; it lands on the head of a stenographer (Jean Arthur). Thus, everyone assume she is his mistress and has access to his millions. ” It is a very funny and wonderful movie with a lovely Jean Arthur.
“You can’t take it with you” was directed by Frank Capra in 1938 and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur. “A man from a family of rich snobs (James Stewart) becomes engaged to a woman (Jean Arthur) from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.” This a wonderful, moving, brillant and full of fancy movie.
“The devil and Miss Jones” was directed by Sam Wood in 1941 and starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. “A tycoon (Charles Coburn) goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. ” Jean Arthur is adorable as a shoes seller with a huge heart who helps Charles Coburn believing he is a new salesman.