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Top 1940’s Movies (see all)

  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  2. Double Indemnity (1944)
  3. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  4. The Lady Eve (1941)
  5. Adam's Rib (1949)
  6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  7. Ball of Fire (1941)
  8. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  9. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  10. Casablanca (1942)
  11. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
  12. The Big Sleep (1946)
  13. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. His Girl Friday (1940)
  16. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  17. Holiday Inn (1942)
  18. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  19. My Favorite Wife (1940)
  20. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
  21. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  22. Notorious (1946)
  23. Easter Parade (1948)
  24. Meet John Doe (1941)
  25. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)




Fan Top Western Movies (see all)

  1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  3. The Gold Rush (1925)
  4. Annie Oakley (1935)
  5. The Searchers (1956)
  6. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  7. Calamity Jane (1953)
  8. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  9. Stagecoach (1939)
  10. Destry Rides Again (1939)
  11. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  12. The Big Country (1958)
  13. Union Pacific (1939)
  14. The Harvey Girls (1946)
  15. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  16. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  17. High Noon (1952)
  18. Winchester '73 (1950)
  19. True Grit (1969)
  20. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Fan Top Prejudice Movies (see all)

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  2. The Searchers (1956)
  3. Show Boat (1951)
  4. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  5. A Patch of Blue (1965)
  6. Giant (1956)
  7. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  8. Crossfire (1947)
  9. South Pacific (1958)
  10. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)
  11. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  12. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  13. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
  14. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
  15. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  16. Pinky (1949)
  17. Broken Blossoms (1919)
  18. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  19. The Hurricane (1937)
  20. To Sir, with Love (1967)





Monthy Column: Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke – Washington D.C., London, New York The beautiful Billie Burke. While best remembered for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Billie Burke led a fascinating life and career that spanned from work on Broadway, radio, sile......
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Monthy Column: Silents are Golden

A Brief Look at Obscure Silent Film Comedians Since I touched upon the history of silent comedy a couple months ago, I thought I’d do a follow-up post exploring that history in a little more detail. Hope you enjoy! If you ask anyone with a bit of film history knowledge under their belt to name some ......
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Monthy Column: Film Noir Review

“Tough break, Marsha.” The heist movie is a subset of film noir that rewards brevity. The characters in these films are professionals, articulate men who find success in choosing their actions, and their words, carefully. Mere seconds can mean the difference between the heist of a lifeti......
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Monthy Column: Noir Nook

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951) For this month’s Noir Nook, I’m starting a new series, taking a look at several films noirs that are based on real-life events. I confess that I’ve always gotten a little jolt of excitement whenever I’ve seen the words “Based on a True St......
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Monthy Column: Pre-Code Corner

A Look at the Atlanta Better Films Committee I spend many a Tuesday evening buried in the Motion Picture Association of America Production Code Administration (PCA) records housed at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills. My first exposure to these gems took place in 2007 when I vi......
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Monthy Column: FilmStruck Forum

FilmStruck Forum: Chaplin, Bogie and More Exploring the Streaming Movie Service As I continue to explore and acclimate to FilmStruck, I’m finding that my biggest ‘problem’ is trying to decide what to watch.  But alas, I’m muddling through making those difficult decisions, and......
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Monthy Column: Western Roundup

Western Roundup: John Wayne Favorites When film fans think of John Wayne Westerns, his classic films with John Ford and Howard Hawks are often the first which come to mind. Similarly, when one thinks of Wayne’s leading ladies, the first actress many fans think of is doubtless his five-time cos......
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Monthy Column: Vitaphone View

Vitaphone View: Sound Without Talking The early months of 1928 saw the transition from silent pictures to talkies ramp up big time. After The Jazz Singer premiered in October 1927, Warner Bros committed to releasing virtually all of its features with a synchronized soundtrack using their Vitaphone s......
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Monthy Column: Silents are Golden

Silent Superstars: The Dapper Max Linder Today, we tend to consider famous folks like Mary Pickford or Charlie Chaplin to be our earliest movie stars. But there were some screen actors and actresses who rose to fame even before they did. One of them was a dapper little man with a silk top hat and al......
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Love, Cecil: The Life of Legendary Photographer Cecil Beaton
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Jerry Lewis Vaults Are Opening With A New Movie Set and Museum
(Jun 11, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)CHRISTOPHER DEVARGASEntertainment legend Jerry Lewis photographed at his home Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Las Vegas.By Peter Larsen, The Orange ...

Jane Fonda to Receive Career Honor at Lyons Lumiere Festival
(Jun 11, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter)The Oscar winner is set for the Lumiere Prize at Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux's classic film festival.Jane Fonda will receive a career honor at this ye...

Jerry Maren, the Last Living Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, Dies at 98
(Jun 6, 2018 | Vanity Fair)The actor died in a San Diego nursing care facility.2013 Imprint CeremonyBy David Livingston/Getty ImagesJerry Maren, the oldest living actor who port...

Wizard of Oz's Last Surviving Munchkin Jerry Maren Dies at 98
(Jun 6, 2018 | People.com)The last living Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz has died.Jerry Maren, who memorably welcomed Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) to Munchkinland...


Legend Tribute: Shelley Winters

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Shelley Winters, born on August 18, 1920! Some actors make a career by playing it safe. They find a niche; make it work, and stick with it. It’s a respectable, perfectly stable way of making a living in Hollywood. Shelley Winters, however, wasn’t into that....  read more...

Mini Tribute Child Actor Ted Donaldson

Born August 20, 1933, Child Actor Ted Donaldson! Child actor Ted Donaldson made his screen debut in 1944, at age 11, opposite Cary Grant in the wonderful fantasy film, Once Upon a Time, about a boy, his dancing caterpillar Curly, and a conniving showman (yes, that would be Cary Grant) who would do anything...  read more...


To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch

  The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” A Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking this excerpt about the casting of Atticus, from his book “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matter......Read more

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story When it comes to women, whether in real life or as depicted in art, there always seems to be a tendency to place them in some sort of dichotomy. They’re either a whore or a Madonna, a b......Read more

Celebrating Judy Garlands Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Danny Miller)

  Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel Judy Garland and Dottie Ponedel always found time for laughs on set. Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Judy Garland, by any measure one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen, whet......Read more

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Did you know that there is a Bing Crosby Collection in Spokane, WA?

Gonzaga University's Crosby Student Center houses the Crosbyana Room, where about 200 pieces of the ... ..  read more

National Film Registry

A Time Out of War, starring the legendary Corey Allen, was released in 1954. In 2006, 52 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Paul Newman's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1963. So were Joanne Woodward, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Mervyn LeRoy...  see more