‘Honkytonk Man’ takes a far too long journey from Depression era Oklahoma to Tennessee, but there are plenty of fun stops along the way. John McIntire gets a great speech about the opening of the ‘Cherokee Strip’ something that only ever heard of in an old cartoon. Director Clint Eastwood focuses a bit much on getting his 13 -year-old son Kyle laid, in a cathouse scene that could easily have been cut, and also includes a section where he, Clint,…
Although the film feels slightly too long, Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant, get the best of a Nazi stooge as he prepares the way for Hitler to conquer Europe. The ‘Honeymoon’ in the title is Rogers’s. Thinking she’s married an anti-Nazi Austrian Baron, Walter Slezak, Ginger Rogers is turned to the right side when she meets Cary Grant, an American correspondent who remembers Rogers from her American burlesque days. While the film is achingly sentimental towards America, it does slightly damn the country for not entering the Second World War sooner. A very fun watch.