|Lobby card from Wikipedia|
This movie is interesting not only because it's Cary Grant's feature film debut, but also because there are relatively few Lili Damita movies out there. She retired from movies in 1937 and is mostly only known today for her tempestuous marriage to Errol Flynn.
I quite enjoyed this film, though I will admit to liking Roland Young and Charlie Ruggles in almost anything. This was my first time to see Lili Damita in anything besides an old magazine and I liked her in this role. I'll be sure to check TCM for her other films.
This is the Night isn't available on DVD, but it's scheduled to show again on TCM Sunday, August 21st, at 5:00 a.m. CST.
Since you're not likely (sorry to break it to you) to accompany a wealthy playboy to Venice, you'll have to find another way to feed yourself. Eggs are an inexpensive way to feed everyone's inner desperate working girl.
We're on our second CSA year and I am attached to the eggs. It's not just that they're pretty; they have gorgeous orange yolks, they come from happy chickens (we got to see them last year on a farm visit) and they're only $3 per dozen.
Eggs have become a large part of our diet since we found our CSA and have been very helpful in our efforts to reduce our food budget but not skimp on quality. I've been working my way through the Eggs section in my 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook. Here are three fabulous supper dishes:
|Shirred egg with buttered green beans and a drop biscuit|
|"Eggs in a Frame" with asparagus|
|"Eggs à la reine" with green peas|
Use the leftover bread rounds for Eggs à la reine. Preheat oven to 375˚. Butter and toast them and place them in a baking dish then top with mushrooms that have been sautéed in butter and seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme. (I used about an eighth pound of mushrooms for four toast rounds.) A poached egg sits on top of the mushrooms and is covered in Béchamel sauce that has cheddar stirred into it. Brown in the oven.
Yeah, I don't really have recipes for these dishes, but that's what is great about them--you can adjust them based on what you've got and they'll still turn out just fine.