From Tracie: The Trouble With Binders

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Trouble With Binders

The Trouble With Angels CoverKatarina and I watched The Trouble With Angels today.

It is a great 60s flick about a Catholic girls boarding school. Rosalind Russell plays the Mother Superior, and Hayley Mills is a trouble-making student.

Each of Haley Mills' escapades start with the pronouncement, "I have a scathingly brilliant idea!"

At one point in the movie, the Mother Superior stops by dance class (the dance teacher is played by Gypsy Rose Lee, which brings up a whole different conversation), and realizes that the girls are lacking certain undergarments.

Brassieres. (Not bras. It is 1966 after all.)

Mother Superior tasks a particularly nervous and timid nun to take the girls to a lingerie shop, so they can buy said brassieres.

Nearly in tears, she says, "But Reverend Mother, I don't know anything about...binders!"

And that is all I have to say about women and binders.

Do you have a favorite old or classic movie? 
We have been talking about this today on facebook - discussing how old a movie should be to consider it old. And if the age of a movie has anything to do with it being a classic. I loved this definition from Denise, "A classic doesn't have to be old. It just needs to be timeless and enjoyable, or relevant for more than one generation."


  1. I love love love love this movie. Even the second one they did with Susan St. James!!

  2. I love this movie! When I was younger, I was obsessed with Haley Mills and this was my fav.
    There are so many classics from all different decades that I love. The Philadelphia Story, Bringing up Baby, The Breakfast Club, Sound of Music, Forest Gump, the Goonies.
    I think a movie night is in order.

    1. I went through a Haley Mills obsessed time of my own. That is how I got hooked on Saved By The Bell - that first year when it was the Miss Bliss show and she was the teacher.

      The Philadelphia Story - Thomas and I have watched it so many times that we have the entire thing memorized. If you ever need someone to quickly stage a play of The Philadelphia Story, just call us.

      I love the rest of your list too.

      Movie nights are always good!

  3. I love these movies. Now I have to go watch it on Netflix. If you haven't seen it, it's available for streaming on Netflix.

    1. How awesome is that!? I don't have Netflix, so I had no idea they were on there. That makes me happy.

  4. Oh man! I done forgot all about this awesome movie!!

  5. I have this movie and it is one of my favorite's! Wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. I'm going to start saying I have a scathingly brilliant idea all the time. I can't wait.