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Top 1930’s Movies (see all)

  1. Bringing up Baby (1938)
  2. It Happened One Night (1934)
  3. Top Hat (1935)
  4. After the Thin Man (1936)
  5. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  6. Swing Time (1936)
  7. The Awful Truth (1937)
  8. The Thin Man (1934)
  9. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  10. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  12. Another Thin Man (1939)
  13. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  14. Libeled Lady (1936)
  15. Shall We Dance (1937)
  16. Frankenstein (1931)
  17. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  18. Follow the Fleet (1936)
  19. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  20. Grand Hotel (1932)
  21. Holiday (1938)
  22. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
  23. Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  24. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  25. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Fan Top Epic Movies (see all)

  1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  2. Ben-Hur (1959)
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  6. Union Pacific (1939)
  7. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  9. Giant (1956)
  10. The Time Machine (1960)
  11. Quo Vadis (1951)
  12. Knights of the Round Table (1953)
  13. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  14. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
  15. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  16. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
  17. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  18. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  19. Battle of Britain (1969)
  20. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

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 Master of Ballantrae (1953)
  8. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
  9. The Sea Hawk (1924)
  10. Treasure Island (1934)
  11. Morgan, the Pirate (1961)
  12. The Black Pirate (1926)
  13. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
  14. Peter Pan (1953)
  15. Dancing Pirate (1936)
  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: Vitaphone View

Vitaphone View: How Vitaphone Discs are Found When The Vitaphone Project began in 1991, the goal was to seek out early talkie soundtrack discs that were in private hands and otherwise unknown to exist. Once located, each disc was checked against potentially surviving mute picture elements (usually a......
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Monthy Column: Noir Nook

Noir Nook: Noirs I Watch Over and Over I was talking to a co-worker the other day, and she remarked that she didn’t understand how people can read the same books or watch the same movies and television shows over and over again. I was astonished – I don’t re-read books as much as I used to, but I ha......
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Monthy Column: Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine – New Jersey, New York The beautiful, talented Vivian Blaine. Whether in her days as a glamorous cherry redhead or a zany blonde, Vivian Blaine was an enthusiastic delight in many films. Harboring musical talents and excellent timing, Blaine could easily steal th......
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Monthy Column: Pre-Code Corner

Pre-Code Corner: Outward Bound: High Class on the High Seas “A helluva good picture about heaven!” a September 1930 Variety ad boisterously proclaimed of Outward Bound. Leave it to Warner Brothers to make a surpassingly ethereal, sophisticated picture… and then endorse the hell out of it in a vulgar......
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Monthy Column: The Funny Papers

Celebrate Marie Dressler 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style “By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.” –Marie Dressler Leila Marie Koerber “M......
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Monthy Column: Western Roundup

Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw Within the Western genre, there are some frequently recurring themes, including range wars, cattle drives, wagon trains, town takeovers, and travelers banding together against a common enemy. While some viewers might find the familiar ideas repet......
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Monthy Column: Musical Interlude

The Singing Voices Behind the Stars Lucy Ricardo always tried to get in on Ricky’s act, despite her less than pleasant singing voice on the show I Love Lucy. Lucy would sing in a shouting, off-key manner. And when I was a little girl, my grandmother would tell me that Lucille Ball really could sing ......
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Monthy Column: Vitaphone View

Vitaphone View: THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL! From Edison’s earliest experiments to add sound to film, the overwhelming majority of pre-1920 talkie efforts included musical performances. In 1894, barely one year after Thomas Edison built his “Black Maria” studio at his Orange, NJ laboratory and began makin......
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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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Age Is Just A Number For Kirk Douglas
(Aug 26, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)Legendary actor Kirk Douglas, 101, strolled down California's streets with a walking aid. The Champion actor wore a black tracksuit with matching sung...

Epics That Left A Lasting Impression
(Aug 26, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)The films for this week's 'Vintage cinema' need no introduction. With all of them winning not one but multiple Academy Awards, they are surely in the ...

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner is Way Too Busy to Die, Laughs All the Way to the Emmys (Again) at 96
(Aug 26, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)After winning 12 Emmy's, TV legend Carl Reiner joins Dave Plier to celebrate his latest nomination for the HBO docu-series 'If You're Not in the Obit,...

Classic 60's TV Flashback: Conversations with Comedy Icons Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Eden ('I Dream of Jeannie'), Dawn Wells ('Gilligan's Island'), Bill Mumy ('Lost in Space')
(Aug 26, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)POSTED 5:20 AM, AUGUST 26, 2018, BY CURTIS KOCHIn this 1960's TV flashback segment, Dave Plier shares conversations with comedy icon Dick Van Dyk...

Neil Simon, Playwright of "The Odd Couple" and "Barefoot In The Park" Dies Age 91
(Aug 26, 2018 | Entertainment Weekly)MELISSA ROSE BERNARDO and EW STAFF August 26, 2018 at 12:26 PM EDTNeil Simon, the prolific playwright whose Broadway hits included the ...

Legend Tribute: Anne Bancroft

Happy Birthday to Classic Move Legend, Anne Bancroft, Born September 17, 1931! There are some quotes in film history that can’t help but conjure up an iconic image. “Toto, I think we’re not in Kansas anymore,” brings to mind the magical Land of Oz. “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again,”...  read more...

Mini Tribute June Foray

Born September 18, 1917 ‘Cartoon Queen’ June Foray! You may not recognize her face, but you will undoubtedly be familiar with her work! Voice actress June Foray has ‘voiced’ her share of little girls, grannies, dowagers, witches and animals — most famously Granny (from...  read more...

Emmys Greatest Sit-Com Sidekicks: The Legacy of Barney Fife (Exclusive Guest post by Author Daniel de Vise)

Emmy’s Greatest Sit-Com Sidekicks: The Legacy of Barney Fife In the five years that he portrayed Deputy Barney Fife, Don Knotts set the standard against which all future television sit-com sidekicks would be judged. Knotts won five Emmy awards for his work as Deputy Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. I......Read more

Grace Kelly, Model (Exclusive Post by Author Mary Mallory)

Grace Kelly, Model Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Born November 12, 1929, Grace Kelly grew up in the affluent East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia as the third of four children of John B. “Jack” Kelly and Margaret Kelly, successful in their own right. Jack won 3 gold ......Read more

To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout and Jem

The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout & Jem Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” Another Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking another excerpt for us – this time about the casting of Scout and Jem – from his book “Why to K......Read more

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Classic Movie Events

Pretty Poison
Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
Sep 18
The Vikings
SCERA Center for the Arts (Orem, UT)
Sep 18

Dryden Theatre / George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)
Sep 18

Shadow of a Doubt / Address U...
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (Silver Spring, MD)
Sep 12 To Sep 18

When You Read This Letter
Film Forum (New York City, NY)
Sep 12 To Sep 20

Sound of Music (Sing Along)
Cinema 21 (Portland, OR)
Sep 14 To Sep 30

The Mystery of Picasso
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Sep 14 To Sep 20

The Human Comedy
Dryden Theatre / George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)
Sep 15 To Sep 24

Rendezvous in July
Charles Theatre (Baltimore, MD)
Sep 15 To Sep 20
The Seventh Seal
Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) (Berkeley, CA)
Sep 19
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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is a Hollywood Heritage Museum in Hollywood, CA?

The Hollywood Heritage Museum is housed in the beautifully restored Lasky-DeMille Barn. The Museum f... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 2012, Breakfast at Tiffany's starring the legendary Audrey Hepburn, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 51 years after its initial release (1961).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

John Wayne's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1950. So were Lana Turner, Bette Davis, William Lundigan...  see more