Sunday, February 14, 2010

You're a perfect lady. You're a regular guy. We should be together, you and I!

In January, I stated that I would like to a different list of favorites every month. I've already done Favorite Actresses and Favorite Actors. Now, in honor of February and Valentine's Day, I'd like to do Favorite Couples! I have a few disclaimers before I begin, however. First, there is a difference between a couple and a dance team. I'm specifically avoiding dance partners because I think they deserve a list all their own. So, these pairs are pairs because I like the way their chemistry while acting, sans dance (even if they happen to dance together, as is the case with #2). Also, I've carefully avoided doubling up on some actors. Each performer is listed only once (which is why you'll see no Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, who I do actually like, but I prefer the Cary Grant pairing I have below). Instead of having ninth and tenth couples, I have two honorary mentions. That is, two pairings that I love that have only been paired together once. I'm also including the films in which I like the performers' chemistry best; in the first three choices, I'm including two films. If you like this list or this idea, please feel free to consider yourself tagged in this listing process. I'd love to see what couples you like!

#1. William Powell and Myrna Loy
The Thin Man and I Love You Again

#2. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Swing Time and Roberta

#3. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
The Adventures of Robin Hood and Captain Blood

#4. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne
The Awful Truth

#5. Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson
Thousands Cheer

#6. Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell
Footlight Parade

#7. Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
That Funny Feeling

#8. Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett
On the Town

Honorary Mentions:
#9. William Holden and Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday

#1o. Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche in Midnight

P.S. I'd like to thank Noir Girl for picking up the movie review chain! I can't wait to read her review!
P.P.S. Don't forget to vote on the poll! There are only two votes so far, which is making the competition a very slow neck-and-neck race.
P.P.P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!! I've picked one of my favorite onscreen kisses as a banner for the occasion!
P.P.P.P.S. (I promise, this is the last one!) Because it relates to the list and to the day, I'm going to do some shameless self-promotion and post one of my videos. I hope you like it! It features my top three couples! The song is written by and performed by the incomparable Emma Wallace of Emma's Music


  1. Oooh, GREAT list! I'm doing a post on this tomorrow already, and we pretty much have identical lists! Haha!

  2. First: I LOVE your new header! I adore Robin Hood more than I can tell you!

    Your list is splendid! If I make a list, it's sure to have a bunch of the same couples.

  3. Marvelous list! I adore Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson - though it'd be a tough call between Kathryn and Cyd Charisse!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day, Sally ... I love you're video :)

  5. Great list! I need to work on my classic movies list. There are a ton of classics I just must see. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

  6. What a super list of "couples". Believe it or not , I actually read Errol Flynn's biography many moons ago It was called "My Wicked Wicked Ways"! I couldn't resist it!! I was curious because he was form Tasmania and I admired him for making it in Hollywood such a long time ago!


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