Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) ? Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code
In the era of Pre-Codes, there are a few films that stand out. When I think of Pre-Code films, sometimes it?s the violent nature, or perhaps a few nods to bathtub gin with women barely clad in lingerie, casually checking their stock......Click here to read Kellee’s article
Noir Nook: Quotable Noir
As we enter a new year, I thought I?d ring in 2019 at the Noir Nook with 10 of my favorite noir quotes. Enjoy! And Happy Noir Year!
Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett in The Woman in the Window (1944).
?There are only three ways to deal with a blackmailer. You can pay him a......Click here to read Karen’s article
Classic Movie Travels: Mel Torm? ? Chicago
Mel Torm? was one of the great jazz singers of his day. Nicknamed ?The Velvet Fog,? he was responsible for entertaining many audiences with his singing, in addition to composing the holiday classic, ?The Christmas Song?. An American musician, comp......Click here to read Annette’s article
Remakes are nothing new. Since films began, they were remade. Stories are revised, plot lines are shifted and new actors are cast in roles someone else made their own years before. Other times, the story, scenes and lines are exactly the same as they were in the original.
Toda......Click here to read Jessica’s article
Vitaphone View: The Talkies ? How Could They Be So Wrong?
They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said, the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly
They told Marconi
Wireless was a phony
It̵......Click here to read Hutchinson’s article
Western RoundUp: A Trio of Wyatt Earp Westerns
Real-life Western lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) has been portrayed in countless films over the years. The stories always take a fair amount of dramatic license, but Earp’s legend was such that his name and incidents from his life were a seemingly ......Click here to read Laura’s article
10 More Classic Film Noirs for the Holidays
Novelist Douglas Coupland once said that ?Christmas makes everything twice as sad.? His quote may have stemmed from a place of tender melancholy, but here at CMH?s Film Noir section, we?d like to apply it to the lushes and low-lifes that inhabit the holida......Click here to read Danilo’s article
?Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas
Actor and philanthropist, Danny Thomas.
Many remember Danny Thomas as an individual who made his mark upon the entertainment industry as a nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer. His lengthy career included a starring role in a situation comedy, in addit......Click here to read Annette’s article
Noir Nook: Five Things You Need to Know About Christmas Holiday (1944)
Christmas Holiday is a 1944 noir starring Deanna Durbin as a devoted young bride who slowly comes to realize that her husband, played by Gene Kelly, is a charming sociopath and killer. The cast includes Gale Sondergaard as Kelly?......Click here to read Karen’s article
Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82
(Feb 8, 2019 | BBC)8 February 2019Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness.He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his caree...
Julie Adams, Seized by Creature in 'Black Lagoon,' Dies at 92
(Feb 4, 2019 | New York Times)Julie Adams and Ben Chapman, as the title character, in the 1954 movie "Creature From the Black Lagoon." "No matter what you do," Ms. Adams once said,...
Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 75
(Dec 18, 2018 | New York Times)By Anita GatesDec 18. 2018Penny Marshall, the nasal-voiced co-star of the slapstick sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" and later the chronically self...
Hollywood Flashback: 'Mary Poppins' Success Helped Walt Create Disney World in 1964
(Dec 10, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter)Credit: Walt Disney Pictures/Photofestby Bill Huggins 12/10/2018The musical film - a sequel starring Emily Blunt hits theaters Dec. 19 - topped the bo...
Film Academy Museum, Yet To Open, Reveals Inaugural Exhibitions
(Dec 4, 2018 | New York Times)by Brooks BarnesLOS ANGELES - When the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens next year, it will offer a mix of scholarship and sparkle ...
Legend Tribute: Edward Arnold
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Edward Arnold, born February 18th, 1890! Isn’t this just the most adorable picture you’ve ever seen of Edward Arnold? The answer is yes. Yes it is. Beyond being a very smart actor, Edward Arnold was also a very smart man. Because, let’s admit... read more...
Mini Tribute Character Actor Mack Swain
Born February 16, 1876 Character Actor Mack Swain! Character Actor Mack Swain appeared in over 160 films and shorts — including over 50 ‘Ambrose’ shorts, The Idle Class, Pay Day, The Pilgrim — and most famously (and my favorite) as Big Jim McKay in The Gold Rush opposite Charlie... read more...
This World Needs Its Dreamers: Clarence Brown’s National Velvet (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young)
?This World Needs Its Dreamers”
Clarence Brown?s National Velvet (1944)
Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young
In a reappraisal of National Velvet written in the 1960s, Pauline Kael observed that ?it touches areas in our experience that movies rarely touch ? the passions and obsessions ......Read more
A Big Thank You from CMH: The 2nd Annual “Give a Gift, Get a Gift” Promotion
Last Year was so Awesome (Thank You), We’re Doing it Again?
The Give A Gift, Get a Gift Holiday Contest.
Greetings CMH Fans and Followers!?
We had so much fun last year – and are truly grateful that you all took the time to read and comment on our Contributor posts – tha......Read more
Clarence Brown, Hollywood’s Forgotten Master (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young)
Exclusive Guest Post by Gwenda Young,
Author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood?s Forgotten Master
?Garbo?s Favorite Director? was how many journalists chose to eulogize Clarence Brown when he died in 1987. By referring to Garbo ? then alive, still elusive and still the object of curiosity ? they hoped t......Read more
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