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Top 1950’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Band Wagon (1953)
  2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  3. North by Northwest (1959)
  4. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  5. All About Eve (1950)
  6. Rear Window (1954)
  7. The African Queen (1951)
  8. Ben-Hur (1959)
  9. Born Yesterday (1950)
  10. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  11. Funny Face (1957)
  12. Vertigo (1958)
  13. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
  14. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  15. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  16. Auntie Mame (1958)
  17. Bus Stop (1956)
  18. On the Waterfront (1954)
  19. Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
  20. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  21. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  22. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  23. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  24. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  25. Roman Holiday (1953)

Fan Top Thriller/Suspense Movies (see all)

  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
  2. North by Northwest (1959)
  3. Rear Window (1954)
  4. The Big Sleep (1946)
  5. The Birds (1963)
  6. Charade (1963)
  7. Psycho (1960)
  8. Vertigo (1958)
  9. Notorious (1946)
  10. Suspicion (1941)
  11. Rebecca (1940)
  12. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  13. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  14. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
  15. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  16. Laura (1944)
  17. They Drive by Night (1940)
  18. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  19. Key Largo (1948)
  20. Gaslight (1944)

Fan Top Pirate Movies (see all)

  1. The Black Swan (1942)
  2. Captain Blood (1935)
  3. The Spanish Main (1945)
  4. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
  5. The Pirate (1948)
  6. The Sea Hawk (1940)
  7. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
  8. The Sea Hawk (1924)
  9. Treasure Island (1934)
  10. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
  11. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
  12. Peter Pan (1953)
  13. Dancing Pirate (1936)
  14. Morgan, the Pirate (1961)
  15. The Black Pirate (1926)
  16. Blackbeard the Pirate (1952)
  17. Peter Pan (1924)
  18. Pirates of Monterey (1947)
  19. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
  20. Captain Pirate (1952)

Monthy Column: Film Noir Review

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......
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Monthy Column: Classic Movie Travels

 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......
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Monthy Column: Noir Nook

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’......
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Monthy Column: Pre-Code Corner

The Puzzling Sin of Nora Moran The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931), Sin Takes a Holiday (1930), The Sin Ship (1931) — pre-Code debauchery can be hard to keep straight — and I’m just referring to these sinful titles right now. That said, I could’ve sworn I’d seen The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) before, bu......
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Monthy Column: Western RoundUp

  Christmas in the West In the 1951 Christmas standard “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” composer Meredith Willson pays tribute to the popularity of Westerns in that era with the line “A pair of Hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots is the wish of Barney a......
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Monthy Column: Musical Interlude

Singing and Dancing Through the Holidays Christmas in Musicals Music can set the mood for the holidays. While tunes may blare out of our radios, some favorites originated in movie musicals, such as the songs “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” I’m a big fan of any h......
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Monthy Column: Vitaphone View

Vitaphone View: Vitaphone’s Most Prolific Director Joseph Henabery. Not a name even most seasoned film buffs know. Yet his career in motion pictures spanned the beginning of the teens to the television era, and he directed some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Joseph Henabery as Abraham Linc......
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Monthy Column: Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper During the silent era, there were thousands of young girls who dreamed of being movie stars. For most girls, of course, these were merely daydreams, and the intrepid few who tried their luck in Hollywood often faced disapp......
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Monthy Column: Noir Nook

Noir Nook: Elisha Cook I recently appeared on a podcast hosted by Carl over at the Movie Palace; the topic was film noir, and one of the questions focused on actors who frequently appeared in the features from this era. Along with such stars as Robert Ryan, Dan Duryea, and Richard Widmark, I also me......
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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 ...

William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87
(Nov 16, 2018 | Camila DomonoskeNovelist and screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87.Peter Jones/Corbis via Getty ImagesNovelist and screenwriter Wi...

Roy Clark, Legendary Country Guitarist and 'Hee Haw' Star, Dies at 85
(Nov 15, 2018 | Variety)by Jem AswadRoy Clark, the legendary guitarist and singer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy, ACM and CMA aw...

Elvis Presley To Be Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom
(Nov 10, 2018 | White House announced Sunday the seven individuals who will be honored by Donald Trump with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The ...

Legend Tribute: Michael Curtiz

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Michael Curtiz, born December 24, 1886! Some directors are remembered for a specific reason. Hitchcock will be forever known as the master of suspense, Cuckor earned the moniker of “womans director,” and Ed Wood has a special place in history as the worst director,...  read more...

Mini Tribute Sam Wood at Work

Born July 10, 1883 Director Sam Wood! Sam Wood directed over 80 films in his 30-year film career (1920-1950) including Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Pride of the Yankees, The Devil and Miss Jones and Saratoga Trunk....  read more...

This World Needs Its Dreamers: Clarence Browns 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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Classic Movie Events

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Arcada Theater (Saint Charles, IL)
Dec 18
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)...
Pickwick Theatre (Park Ridge, IL)
Dec 19

The Sound of Music (Sing Alon...
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Bryn Mawr, )
Dec 19

It's a Wonderful Life
Redford Theater (Detroit , MI)
Dec 21 To Dec 22

Christmas in Connecticut
DTOS Senate Theater (Detroit, MI)
Dec 22

It's a Wonderful Life
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Bryn Mawr, )
Dec 22

It's a Wonderful Life
The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, )
Dec 23 To Dec 24

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, )
Dec 29

Hearts of the World
Wilton Town Hall Theatre (Wilton, NH)
Dec 30
The Apartment
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D. C., DC)
Dec 30
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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is a Rudolph Valentino's Home in Bayside, Queens, NY?

Patrizia’s Italian Restaurant pays homage to former resident, Rudolph Valentino. It is his only surv... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 1997, The Bridge on the River Kwai starring the legendary William Holden, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 40 years after its initial release (1957).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Yul Brynner's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1956. So were Deborah Kerr, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, George Stevens...  see more