I’m still stick and in battle fighting this horrible bronchitis….its been a bad one. My energy level is almost non-existent. Sleeping a lot and taking natural antibiotics (yes, there are great alternatives to chemicals). The kind of bronchitis I have is “viral” not bacterial, and is caught from someone who had it, just like a cold. So the likely hood of it turning into pneumonia is unlikely and I’m taking large doses of immune support. Bronchitis can take up to 4 weeks to clear up and I’ve just hit the two week mark on Monday.
I so can’t wait for this to be gone! So I’ve pretty much been either sleeping or sitting in a lounge chair watching more oldies but goodies! I don’t think I’ve eaten so much soup in my life… I love soup and been eating it for breakfast/lunch/dinner. I only want warm soup and hot tea! My hubs offered me a salad and I thought “it’s too cold”. Keeping a chill off has been a struggle. My hubs walked into the bedroom this afternoon and said it was like a sauna in our bedroom and I was freezing!
After taking a 3 hour nap I came downstairs to watch more TCM movies. The movie I just watched was “These Three”. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this original version before.
In this film, lifelong friends Martha Dobie (Miriam Hopkins) and Karen Wright (Merle Oberon) manage an exclusive girl’s boarding school. Student Mary Tilford spreads a rumor that Martha has been carrying on an illicit affair with doctor Joseph Cardin, the boyfriend of Karen.
Joel McCrea,Merle Oberon and Miriam Hopkins
Marcia Mae Jones, Mary Tilford (Bonita Granville)
This version was loosely based on Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. I thought the acting was really good by all, with Granville chillingly impressive; scripted by the playwright. Rosalie Wells (Marcia Mae) plays a sweet shy girl that Bonita bullies and makes her lie for fear of being sent to jail for stealing fellow school girls jewelry.
Do you recognize Marcia Mae Jones who went on to play Klara in Heidi!
Margaret Hamilton had a small role in the movie, and three years later she will never be forgotten as the…
as the wicked witch of the west in the Wizard of Oz!
I actually liked the remake better, the Children’s Hour, Audrey Hepburn, James Garner and Shirley MacLaine.
The movie is based on a true story that took place in Scotland back in 1800s. Two women, two school teachers were accused of being lesbians, they sued the accusers and won the case. But that did not change anything at all. So one of them hangs herself.
Miriam Hopkins, who played Martha in the original movie, These Three, plays the crazy aunt, Mrs. Lily Mortar in the 1960’sversion. I loved her playing the crazy aunt.
I thought all the character’s/actors gave strong performances. Mrs. Tilford (Fay Bainter), grandmother to Mary Tilford (Karen Balkin). Karen played such a believable bully intertwined with evil.
Either movie is great to watch, but I was drawn to all the strong performances in The Children’s Hour.
Have any of you seen either of the movies?