Thursday, October 4, 2018
Mr Blue -- October 4, 2018
Today is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
I wish someone would make a movie out of the novel Mr Blue by Myles Connolly. I first heard about it when I read Frank Capra's The Name Above the Title. I found a copy and enjoyed it. I have read it several times. The protagonist, J Blue, has much in common with Saint Francis.
Connolly went to Hollywood, invited by friend Joseph Kennedy. Connolly became a screenwriter and producer. He worked on the scripts for Capra's Mr Smith Goes to Washington and Meet John Doe. He was associate producer of Half Shot at Sunrise and Hook Line and Sinker with Wheeler and Woolsey.