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Top 1920’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. The Gold Rush (1925)
  3. The Circus (1928)
  4. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  5. The General (1926)
  6. Nosferatu (1922)
  7. The Kid (1921)
  8. Wings (1927)
  9. Sunrise (1927)
  10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
  11. Our Hospitality (1923)
  12. Big Business (1929)
  13. Safety Last! (1923)
  14. Metropolis (1927)
  15. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  16. Seven Chances (1925)
  17. Blood and Sand (1922)
  18. The Crowd (1928)
  19. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  20. Girl Shy (1924)
  21. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  22. Speedy (1928)
  23. Street Angel (1928)
  24. 7th Heaven (1927)
  25. In Old Arizona (1929)




Fan Top Crime Movies (see all)

  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  2. Double Indemnity (1944)
  3. The Lady Eve (1941)
  4. After the Thin Man (1936)
  5. Ball of Fire (1941)
  6. The Thin Man (1934)
  7. The Big Sleep (1946)
  8. Another Thin Man (1939)
  9. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  11. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  12. Vertigo (1958)
  13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  14. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
  15. On the Waterfront (1954)
  16. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  17. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
  18. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  19. Laura (1944)
  20. They Drive by Night (1940)

Fan Top Heist Movies (see all)

  1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  2. White Heat (1949)
  3. The Killing (1956)
  4. The Breaking Point (1950)
  5. Take the Money and Run (1969)
  6. The Ladykillers (1955)
  7. How to Steal a Million (1966)
  8. Rififi (1955)
  9. Kansas City Confidential (1952)
  10. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
  11. Larceny, Inc. (1942)
  12. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
  13. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
  14. Gambit (1966)
  15. Topkapi (1964)
  16. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
  17. Seven Thieves (1960)
  18. Assault on a Queen (1966)
  19. Raffles (1939)
  20. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)





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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Monthy Column: FilmStruck Forum

“Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking” - The Tin Man Well, what can I say? I know in the scheme of things, there are much worse things in life, but I have to say that my heart sunk when I found out that FilmStruck was shutting down. Honestly, at first I tho......
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Monthy Column: Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Toby Wing Martha Virginia “Toby” Wing. When thinking of some of the top stars of the 30s, Toby Wing’s name does not immediately come to mind. A chorus girl that went unbilled often, Wing was never a big name in the business. However, Wing made her mark quietly in m......
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Monthy Column: Pre-Code Corner

Pre-Code Corner: Scarface – An Anti-Gangster Picture? When I set out to research Scarface (1932) in the Academy’s Production Code Administration (PCA) files, I was met with an overwhelming amount of material; so much so that it took me five Tuesday evenings to conquer all 356 pages of this file, by ......
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Monthy Column: Western Roundup

Western Roundup: Universal Gems I love Westerns of all kinds, from John Ford and John Wayne to Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassidy…that said, it just might be that my favorite Westerns are those released by Universal Pictures from the late ’40s to mid-’50s. I’ve sometimes described......
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Monthy Column: The Funny Papers

  When Scary is Funny… Autumn is such a beautiful and fun time of year. With it, come the crisp leaves and cooler temps but also all the Halloween fare, including the spooky comedy films. As a kid, these films were usually on the lighter side of horror, and they continue to charm me decad......
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Monthy Column: Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: Just What the Heck Was German Expressionism? Many of you have likely seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or at least have seen a few famous stills. The dramatic sets, the stylized costumes, the deliberately artificial look…it’s clearly the quintessential example of the famed ......
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Monthy Column: Vitaphone View

Vitaphone View: Early Talkies in Widescreen? Yup! In previous blogs, I’ve discussed just how massive and fast the transition to sound films was. It was also very expensive. Consider for example the cost of wiring over 12,000 theatres for sound. While some opted to go the disk-only route using cheap ......
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Elvis Presley To Be Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom
(Nov 10, 2018 | deadline.com)The White House announced Sunday the seven individuals who will be honored by Donald Trump with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The ...

Iconic Paramount Ranch Western Town Destroyed In Wildfire
(Nov 9, 2018 | deadline.com)UPDATED with Evan Rachel Wood reaction: The National Park Service that oversees the famed Paramount Ranch said Friday that the Western ...

Michael Douglas Tears Up Over Dad Kirk, 101, at Walk of Fame Ceremony: 'So Proud to Be Your Son'
(Nov 6, 2018 | People.com)ALE RUSSIAN and REPORTING BY SCOTT HUVER November 06, 2018 04:39 PMMichael Douglas joined Hollywood royalty with his proud dad&nbs...

The First Film Version of Frankenstein, Newly Restored!
(Oct 29, 2018 | Library of Congress)October 29, 2018 by Mike MashonRarely has the arrival of a film at the Packard Campus occasioned as much anticipation as the day in April 20...

WarnerMedia's FilmStruck Subscription-Streaming
(Oct 26, 2018 | Variety)The FilmStruck indie, arthouse and classic film subscription-streaming service will shut down next month, Turner and Warner Bros. ...


Legend Tribute: Grace Kelly

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Grace Kelly, born on November 12, 1929! Like many classic movie fanatics, what I’ve always admired about Grace Kelly was her unworldly combination of finesse, grace, and style. While watching her on screen, it is nearly impossible not to be drawn in by...  read more...

Mini Tribute Daws Butler

Born November 16, 1916 Classic Cartoon Voice Actor Daws Butler Daws Butler has over 300 voice acting credits to his name. He voiced the Turtle/Penguin in the Disney film, Mary Poppins — plus a cavalcade of classic cartoon favorites including Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry...  read more...


I Am Max: A Max Linder Docudrama Film

I Am Max: A Max Linder Docudrama Film Silent film fans all over the world have lauded their favorite on-screen comedians, particularly enjoying the works of legendary comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. While each of these comedians had a distinct sense of style and i......Read more

Grace Kelly’s Stepping Stones to Success – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Grace Kelly’s Stepping Stones to Success Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Though she only made 11 films, Grace Kelly achieved international icon status as a film star thanks to her gorgeous looks, great fashion sense, work with recognized masters, and for winning the......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

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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is a James Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA?

The Jimmy Stewart Museum is located in Jimmy's hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania. The Museum highlig... ..  read more

National Film Registry

Wuthering Heights, starring the legendary Merle Oberon, was released in 1939. In 2007, 68 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Jack Benny's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1941. So were Carmen Miranda, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Rudy Vallée...  see more