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Top 1940’s Movies (see all)

  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
  2. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  3. The Lady Eve (1941)
  4. Ball of Fire (1941)
  5. Adam's Rib (1949)
  6. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  7. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  8. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
  9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  10. The Big Sleep (1946)
  11. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  12. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  13. Holiday Inn (1942)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Fan Top Crime Movies (see all)

  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
  2. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  3. The Lady Eve (1941)
  4. Ball of Fire (1941)
  5. After the Thin Man (1936)
  6. The Big Sleep (1946)
  7. Another Thin Man (1939)
  8. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  9. The Thin Man (1934)
  10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  11. Vertigo (1958)
  12. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  14. On the Waterfront (1954)
  15. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Fan Top Jewels Movies (see all)

  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  2. Ninotchka (1939)
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  4. Beau Geste (1939)
  5. The Pink Panther (1963)
  6. Baby Take a Bow (1934)
  7. Big Brown Eyes (1936)
  8. The Pearl of Death (1944)
  9. Terror by Night (1946)
  10. Belle of the Nineties (1934)
  11. 15 Maiden Lane (1936)
  12. Jewel Robbery (1932)
  13. Road to Bali (1952)
  14. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
  15. Raffles (1939)

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'Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies, played Liesl
(Sep 19, 2016 | USA Today)Associated PressActress Charmian Carr, perhaps best known for her role as the eldest von trapp child in the 1965 classic The Sound of Music, has passe...

Still performing at 90 but Jerry Lewis has never got over the loss of Dean Martin
(Sep 12, 2016 | sleeps strapped to an oxygen tank. Yet at the age of 90, two decades since his last leading role, comedy legend Jerry Lewis has returned to Hollywo...

Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprise their 'Batman' roles in 'Return of the Caped Crusaders'
(Sep 12, 2016 | LA Times)Mark your calendars: "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" is getting a limited one-day theatrical release. Which means if you want a chance to catc...

Scholarly Munchkins, an Encounter with Clark Gable, and More Surprises from the Set of The Wizard of Oz
(Sep 12, 2016 | Vanity Fair)Pecocious Jane Hall was only 10 years old when she was first published in the L.A. Times-and 22 when she started writing short stories for nation...

My Fair Lady review - Julie Andrews re-creates classic original with a show that truly sings
(Sep 9, 2016 | Guardian)Whenever I find myself back on Wimpole Street in London, near where I spent some of my childhood, I can never resist breaking into song. This, after a...

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Classic Movie Hub is giving away SIX copies of "Conversations with Classic Film Stars", courtesy of University Press of Kentucky. An astonishing collection of rare interviews with the greatest celebrities of Hollywood's golden age, conducted over the course of more than 50 years! And, you can win it here at CMH all month long!...    Click here to enter...

Legend Tribute: Mickey Rooney

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Mickey Rooney, born September 23, 1920! Even though it’s a cliche phrase, I’m going to say it anyway: What can possibly be said about Mickey Rooney that hasn’t already been said? The man has won two different kinds of Academy Award (Juvenile and Honorary),...  read more...

Mini Tribute Paul Petersen

Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) and, much later (at age 22), playing Fred MacMurray’s...  read more...

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The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor: Five Anecdotes

The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor… Eddie making his trademark pop-eyed expression According to writer H.L. Mencken, Eddie Cantor’s work in the 1930s did more to pull America out of the Great Depression than all government measures combined. He was appropriately nicknamed the Apostle of Pep. More ......Read more

Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Joan Crawford – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part One of a Four-Part Series Most movie fans who love the classic films of Hollywood’s “golden age,” probably have a pretty good idea what film scholars and movie critics think of the great stars of that era because their ......Read more

Our Endless Numbered Mayberry Days

The 27th ‘Mayberry Days’ Festival, September 21-25…  Twenty-six years ago, on the thirtieth anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show’s televised debut, the citizens of Mount Airy, North Carolina, gathered for the first Mayberry Day. A couple hundred people turned out at City Hall for ......Read more

Classic Movie Anecdote: The Wizard of Oz and “Over the Rainbow”

Celebrating the Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz on August 25, 1939 with a Classic Movie Anecdote! The Wizard of Oz was released nationally in the US on this day in 1939. That said, I just wanted to share this fun little anecdote told by Meredith Ponedel, niece of Dottie Ponedel who was Judy Garland&......Read more

Film Noir Review: Lady in the Lake (1947)

“Some cases, like this one, kind of creep up on you on their hands and knees and the first thing you know, you’re in it up to your neck.” First person perspective was a trick that film noir flirted with throughout the 1940s. Delmer Daves spent the first half of Dark Passage (1947) hiding Humph......Read more

Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’

 “Yabba Dabba Doo!” Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’… Well, perhaps the title of this post is a little misleading, in that our facts are not so much about Fred Flintstone ‘himself,’ but rather about Alan Reed, who was the actor who ‘voiced’ Fred Flints......Read more

The Prowler: Review

“So I’m no good, but I’m no worse than anybody else.” Film gris, noir’s politically apt little brother, typically goes undiscussed within the genre’s wider worldview. Granted, it’s far less sexy than a private eye picture or a femme fatale flick, but gris, a term coined......Read more

“Pioneers of African-American Cinema” featured on TCM, and releasing on DVD/Blu-Ray PLUS Special Offer for CMH Fans

Paying Tribute to the Vital Works of America’s First African-American Filmmakers… As you probably already know, CMH is giving away five copies of “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” this month (through July 30), courtesy of Kino Lorber.  This historic 5-disc set features si......Read more

Don Knotts: Three Fine Summer Flicks

Born July 21, 1924, Don Knotts…  Don Knotts played Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on The Andy Griffith Show, so well and so memorably that the part would come to define the man. Don, who would have turned 92 today, July 21, spent the rest of his career trying to escape Barney’s long, slender......Read more

Max Fleischer Universe: Swing You Sinners

Born July 19, 1883 Max Fleischer… As I write this blog on the very day that would have been MAX FLEISCHER’S 133rd birthday (Max was born in Krakow on July 19th 1883) I am here to sing the praises of what is to me the absolute apogee of FLEISCHER STUDIOS’ creative output — a g......Read more

Announcing the Classic Movie ‘Hub Club’…

Join The Hub Club where you can Get Exclusives, Earn Points and Win Prizes… yes, and it’s Free CMH is sooooo happy to announce the launch of our ‘Hub Club’ – where fans can go to share content, earn points and win fun prizes — every month.  This is the perfect p......Read more

TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland

  Turner Classic Movies: Star of the Month Olivia de Havilland  A lot can happen in a century. Between 1916 and 2016, there have been two world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the advent of the internet along with the rapid rise of globalization. Yes, the world has changed quite a ......Read more

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Old Town Music Hall (El Segundo, CA)
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Bow Tie Movie Theater (Greenwich, CT)
Sep 26

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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is a James Garner Statue in Norman, OK?

A bronze statue of James Garner as Bret Maverick was unveiled in Garner's hometown of Norman, Oklaho... ..  read more

National Film Registry

Detour, starring the legendary Tom Neal, was released in 1945. In 1992, 47 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Gene Tierney's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1946. So were Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Margaret O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart...  see more