Here on the East Coast, it is raining cats and dogs. This morning as I lay in bed amidst the torrential downpour, I am reminded of one of my all time favorite rainy-day movies, From this Day Forward (AKA All Brides are Beautiful). I previously mentioned it in my 24 Hour Birthday marathon and in my belated b-day wishes to Joan Fontaine, the star of the film.
For a synopsis of the film, I gladly defer to the TCM Movie Database, powered by the American Film Institute (AFI).
The reasons it makes such a great film for weather like this are as follows:
- It stars Joan Fontaine!
- The narrative structure is somewhat centered on the theme of a NYC downpour (hence the title of this entry)
- For a slightly younger person such as myself, it is cool seeing a pre-M.A.S.H. Henry Morgan
The one problem that I see is … where to find a copy of the movie. I have it on an old VHS tape but have been searching for it on DVD; this is all I have been able to come up with so far on Amazon.com:
From This Day Forward [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import – France ]; in other words, if you have a multi-region DVD player – have a blast!
So on a day when I lost ANOTHER earring and I arrived at work soaked and would LOVE to be cuddled up in my bed with hot cocoa, thinking about this film brightens up my day just enough.
P.S. Your feedback is welcomed – What is YOUR favorite “rainy day” film?